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Howard Jay Chizeck

 

Howard Jay Chizeck
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior

Research Thrust Co-Leader (Adaptation and Control)
NSF ERC for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering

Co-Director
UW Biorobotics Laboratory

M446 EE Building
Box 352500
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195  

Phone: (206) 221-3591

chizeck  [at] uw [dot] edu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, EECS, 1982 ScD
Case Western Reserve University, Systems and Control Engr., 1977 MS
Case Western Reserve University, Systems Engr., 1974 BS


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Biosketch

Howard Jay Chizeck received his B.S and M.S. degrees from Case Western Reserve University, and the Sc.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982. He has been a faculty member and Department Chair at two major research universities - in a small department at a private university and in a large department at a public university. From 1981 until 1998 he was at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, serving as Chair of the Department of Systems, Control and Industrial Engineering from 1995 - 1998. He was the Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Washington in Seattle from August 1998- September 2003. During that time the department experienced a period of dramatic and positive change. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs grew in quality, size and national rankings. Research activity and funding rapidly increased, from ($5.0M new grants/$6M expenditures) in 1998-1999 to approximately ($20M new grants/$15M expenditures) in both 2001-2002 and 2002-2003. External recognition of the departmental improvement, in terms of the US News and World Report rankings, improved (undergraduate and graduate) from the high 20's to the mid-teens.

Currently, he is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington. Professor Chizeck is a research thrust leader for the NSF Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering and also co-director of the UW BioRobotics Laboratory. His research interests are in telerobotics and neural engineering. His telerobotic research includes haptic navigation and control for robotic surgery and for underwater devices, as well as security of telerobotic systems.. His neural engineering work involves the design and security of brain-machine interfaces, and the development of assistive devices to restore hand and locomotion capabilities.

Professor Chizeck was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 1999 "for contributions to the use of control system theory in biomedical engineering" and he was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows in 2011 for "contributions to the use of control system theory in functional electrical stimulation assisted walking." From 2008-2012 he was a member of the Science Technology Advisory Panel of The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Professor Chizeck currently serves on the Visiting Committee of the Case School of Engineering (Case Western Reserve University). He has been involved with several start-up companies. He is a founder and member of the Board of Directors of Controlsoft Inc (Ohio) and also is a founder and Chair of the Board of Directors of BluHaptics, Inc., which was established in 2013 to commercialize haptic rendering, haptic navigation and other UW telerobotic technologies.

Videos

Recent videos showing  haptic rendering and virtual fixtures research, including surgical and underwater applications.

An archive of older videos, press coverage and a long lecture presentation.

Selected Recent Publications 

T. Bonaci, R. Calo, H. J. Chizeck, App Stores for the Brain: Privacy and Security in Brain-Computer Interfaces. accepted for publication , IEEE Ethics May 2014.

F. Ryden, A. Stewart, H. J. Chizeck, M. Lunde. Haptic Navigation for Subsea Manipulation. Underwater Interevention. New Orleans, Feb. 2014.

A. O. Hebb, J. J. Zhang, M.H. Mahoor, C. Tsiokos, C. Matlack, H. J. Chizeck, N. Pouratian. Creating the feedback loop: Closed Loop Neurostimulation, Advances in Neuromodulation, An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America. 2013.

A. Haddock, C. Matlack, C. Mortiz, H. J. Chizeck. An Optimal Control Analysis of Motor Strategies in a Brain-Computer Interface Task.  6th Intl. IEEE EMBS Neural Engineering Conference, San Diego, CA. Nov. 6-8, 2013.

A. Haddock, C. Matlack,H. J. Chizeck. Identifying Motor Objectives in a Brain-Computer Interface Task by Inverse Optimal Control. BMES 2013, Seattle, Sept 25-28, 2013.

F. Ryden, A. Stewart, H. J. Chizeck. Advanced Tele-robotic Manipulation Underwater Using Virtual Fixtures and Haptic Rendering. OCEANS2013 MTS/IEEE, San Diego, Sept. 23-26, 2013.

F. Ryden and H. J. Chizeck. A Proxy Method for Real-Time 3-DOF Haptic Rendering of Streaming Point Cloud Data. IEEE Trans. Haptics, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 257-267. 2013

S. Nia Kosari, S. Ramadurai, H. J. Chizeck, Blake Hannaford. Control and Tension Estimation of a Cable Driven Mechanism under Different Tensions.  Proc. ASME IDETC/CIE2013, Portland, Oregon. August 4-7, 2013.

C. Matlack, H. J. Chizeck, C. Moritz. Correctly Applying Performance Metrics to Neuroprosthetic Control Interfaces. Fifth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting,  Pacific Grove, California. June 2013.

F. Ryden, H. J. Chizeck. A Method for Constraint-Based Six Degree-of-Freedom Haptic Interaction with Streaming Point Clouds. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2013), Karlsrhue, Germany. May 6-10, 2013

C. Matlack, H. J. Chizeck, C.T Moritz. Improving BMI Performance Metrics via Ensemble Chance Simulations and Fitts' Law. DARPA RE-NET PI Meeting, New Orleans, Nov 12-14, 2012.

T. Bonaci, H. J. Chizeck. On Potential Security Threats Against Rescue Robotic Systems. IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, College Station, Texas , Nov. 5-8, 2012.

F. Ryden, H. J. Chizeck. Forbidden-Region Virtual Fixtures from Streaming Point Clouds: Remotely Touching and Protecting a Beating Heart.  IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Vilamoura, Portugal, Oct. 2012.

T. Bonaci,H. J. Chizeck. Telerobotic Surgery Meets Information Security. 21st Usenix Security Symposium, Bellevue, WA. August 8-10, 2012.

C. Matlack, C. Moritz and  H.J. Chizeck. Applying Best Practices from Digital Control Systems to BMI Implementation. 34th IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, San Diego, Aug. 2012.

H. J. Chizeck. Algorithms for Haptic Rendering and Virtual Fixtures for Robotic Surgery. RSS 2012 Workshop on Algorithmic Frontiers in Medical Robotics: Manipulation in Uncertain, Deformable, Heterogeneous Environments. Sydney, Australia. July 2012.

T.Bonaci. H. J. Chizeck. Surgical Telerobotics Meets Information Security. RSS 2012 Workshop on Algorithmic Frontiers in Medical Robotics: Manipulation in Uncertain, Deformable, Heterogeneous Environments. Sydney, Australia. July 2012.

F. Ryden, S.Nia Kosari and H. J. Chizeck A Computer Vision Approach to Virtual Fixtures in Surgical Robotics RSS 2012 Workshop on Algorithmic Frontiers in Medical Robotics: Manipulation in Uncertain, Deformable, Heterogeneous Environments. Sydney, Australia. July 2012.

S. N. Kosari, S. Ramadurai, H. J. Chizeck and B. Hannaford. Robotic Compression of Soft Tissue. Proc. 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, St. Paul-Minneapolis, May 2012.

S. Ramadurai, S. N. Kosari, H. H. King, H. J. Chizeck, B. Hannaford. Application of Unscented Kalman Filter to a Cable Driven Surgical Robot: A Simulation Study. Proc. 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, St. Paul-Minneapolis, May 2012.

C. Matlack and H. J. Chizeck, T.B. Davis and J. Linnes, A Low-Cost Solar Disinfection Indicator for Safe Water. IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, Oct/Nov 2011.

F. Ryden, H. J. Chizeck and S. N. Kosari. Proxy Method for Fast Haptic Rendering from Time Varying Point Clouds. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, San Francisco, September 2011.

F. Ryden, H. J. Chizeck and S. N. Kosari, H. King and B. Hannaford. Using Kinect and a Haptic Interface for Implementation of Real-Time Virtual Fixtures. Robotics Sciences and Systems, Workshop on RGB-D: Advanced Reasoning with Depth Cameras, Los Angeles, June 2011. [pdf] [video].

F. Ryden, H. H. King, S. Nia Kosari, H. J. Chizeck, B. Hannaford. Demonstration: Xbox Kinect for Environment Modeling and Haptic Rendering. IEEE - World Haptics Conference 2011, Istanbul, June 2011.

F. Ryden, H. J. Chizeck and S. N. Kosari, H. King and B. Hannaford. Using Kinect and a Haptic Interface for Implementation of Real-Time Virtual Fixtures.  Robotics Sciences and Systems, Workshop on RGB-D: Advanced Reasoning with Depth Cameras. Los Angeles, June 2011. [pdf] [video].

S. D. Hawley, Les E. Atlas and H. J. Chizeck. Some Properties of an Empirical Mode Type Signal Decomposition Algorithm. IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 24-27, Jan. 2010.

H.J. Chizeck, E. Butterworth and J. B. Bassingthwaighte.Error detection and unit conversion: Automated Unit Balancing in Modeling Interface Systems. IEEE Engr. Med. Biology Mag., Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 50-58. May/June 2009.

 

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