2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Computer Science
Supported by: Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Mentor: Oussama Khatib, Computer Science

The primary objective of Valerie’s research is to pinpoint and map the areas of the brain responsible for coordinated, bimanual motor movement. By using the Haptic fMRI Interface (HFI-6) in conjunction with functional magnetic resonance imaging, she hopes to determine which areas control independent arm movement and whether these align with those that control coordinated arm movement.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2016:

Utilizing Haptic Interfaces to Understand Motor Control

Valerie Hau1, Alok Subbarao3, Jananan Mithrakumar2, Samir Menon1, Oussama Khatib1
[Departments of Computer Science1 and Electrical Engineering2, Stanford University; Department of Biomedical Engineering3, San Jose State University]