The REU has four mentors from a variety of backgrounds involved with the program. Three of these mentors will be directly advising REU students this summer and one is serving an advisory role for the REU students and their projects.
Dr. Wei (Vivien) Shi (profile) is the Director of the Robotics for Assistive Technology REU. Dr. Shi’s background includes a BS, MS, and PhD (New Jersey Institute of Technology) in Electrical Engineering. Her research interests include assistive robotics, rehabilitation robotics, and robots in biomedical applications with a focus on control theory, human-machine interaction, and robotic manipulation.
Dr. Devin R. Berg (profile) is the co-Director of the Robotics for Assistive Technology REU. Dr. Berg earned his BS, MS, and PhD (University of Minnesota) in Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include high-dexterity robotics, 3D printing applications, and robots in medical and assistive applications with a focus on mechanical design, bio-inspired design, and design optimization.
Dr. Cheng C. Liu (profile) is a research mentor for the Robotics for Assistive Technology REU. Dr. Liu’s background includes a BS in Physics and Electrical Engineering and MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering (Oklahoma State University). His research interests include embedded system design, microprocessor systems that utilize Bluetooth and WiFi technologies for wireless robotic systems, and Android application development.
Dr. Cayte Anderson (profile) is serving in an advisory role for the Robotics for Assistive Technology REU and is the Executive Director of the Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute. Dr. Anderson’s background includes a BS in Rehabilitation Psychology, a MS in Rehabilitation Counseling, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Psychology (University of Wisconsin-Madison). She studies the development and use of evidence-based practices, knowledge translation, and service delivery systems that positively impact the health, social, and economic outcomes of individuals with disabilities.