Bio-X Graduate Student Fellow

Awarded in 2012
Home Department: Electrical Engineering
Faculty Advisors: Sakti Srivastava (Surgery), Krishna Shenoy (Electrical Engineering), and Kenneth Salisbury (Computer Science, Surgery)

Research Title: Objective assessment of manual dexterity for surgeons

Research Description: Pankaj is designing and developing an interactive tool for the objective assessment of manual dexterity with an emphasis on surgical tasks. His approach involves breaking a complex task into fundamental surgical manipulations and performing a task analysis using optical and electronic motion capture techniques. This project combines the fields of surgery, electrical engineering, computer science, robotics, and neuroscience. This research will help surgeons to efficiently and effectively learn surgical skills. It will have an impact in the field of rehabilitation and will also help significantly in developing highly functional upper limb prostheses.


Pankaj is a Pre-Silicon Verification Engineer at Intel Corporation.