|BrainGate Turning Thought into Action|
Jie Liu was a postdoctoral research associate in the Division of Engineering at Brown University. He worked in the BrainGate Neural Interface System research team, with a specific focus on developing the interface between assistive devices and the BrainGate system for people with paralysis or limb loss. He joined Brown University in December 2009 as a postdoctoral research associate, working with Leigh Hochberg and John Donoghue. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, in 2003. He worked as a research assistant in the Human-Machine Interaction laboratory under the supervision of Yuru Zhang. His doctoral research focused on Cyberglove based pregrasp posture recognition and motion mapping to a multi-fingered robot hand. He has been working in industry involved in robotics projects, developed a CAD based Off-line programming and simulation system for a painting robot. From 2005 to 2007, he worked on analysis of the underlying mechanisms of impairment of the hand for stroke patient at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. From 2007 to 2009, he was Marie Curie research fellow at Unilever R&D Port Sunlight, United Kingdom, working on advance robotic applications for health and personal care within the framework of the European Marie Curie Host TOK-DEV programme “Biomimetic Robotic Systems for Product Development".