Varun Joshi, Ph.D.

Varun Joshi earned B.Tech and M.Tech degrees in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras in 2012, and a PhD from The Ohio State University in 2018. His doctoral research, with Prof. Manoj Srinivasan, was focused on using perturbation experiments and trajectory optimization to understand human stability and to develop dynamic simulations of stable human walkers. Varun is currently a postdoc at the University of Michigan studying the dynamics of pathological gait, working with Prof. Elliott Rouse (Neurobionics lab) and Prof. Chandramouli Krishnan (NeuRRo Lab). His research interests lie in understanding the movement of biological systems and recreating their capabilities with computer simulations and robotic hardware.