Principal Investigator

Seungmoon Song
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering[at]
since Jan 2022

Postdoctoral Researcher

Chun Kwang Tan
Mechanical Engineering
since Feb 2023

Doctoral Students

Saleh Faghfoorian
Mechanical Engineering
since Sep 2023

Rish Rastogi
Mechanical Engineering
since Sep 2023

Master’s Students

Jayston Menezes
Mechanical Engineering
since May 2022

Vincent Ton
Mechanical Engineering
since Sep 2023

Undergraduate Students

Ezekiel Kaplan
Mechanical Engineering
since May 2023

Highschool Students

Chinmayi Goyal
Yorktown High School, NY
since Jan 2023

NeuMove is seeking
undergraduates, graduates and postdocs enthusiastic in
neuromechanical simulation, motor control,
leg exoskeletons, rehabilitation robotics,
gait experiments, biomechanics,
deep reinforcement learning, machine learning.

Find potential projects below,
and send your CV to [email protected]
to further discuss.

If you are a Northeastern undergraduate or Master’s student,
join our study groups to learn lab materials.
After mastering them in a semester or two,
you’ll be invited to join the lab
and work on your own or existing projects.

Potential projects:

1. Deep reinforcement learning to model human locomotion control
  • Keywords: motor control, neuromechanical simulation, deep reinforcement learning, open-source software development, organizing academic competition
  • Example tasks
    • Develop RL frameworks for training physiologically plausible motor control models
    • Develop open-source neuromechanical simulation environments
    • Organize academic RL competitions and workshops
  • Related links:

2. Predictive simulation framework for gait assistive exoskeletons
  • Keywords: rehabilitation robotics, biomechanics, leg exoskeleton, gait analysis, predictive neuromechanical simulation
  • Example tasks
    • Develop customizable predictive neuromechanical simulation frameworks
    • Conduct exoskeleton gait experiments to validate simulation predictions
    • Develop and optimize exoskeleton controllers in simulation
  • Related links:

3. Virtual neuromuscular control (VNMC) for versatile gait assistive exoskeletons
  • Keywords: neuromuscular control, rehabilitation robotics, biomechanics, leg exoskeleton, gait analysis
  • Example tasks
    • VNMC: Convert human neuromechanical simulations to exoskeleton controllers
    • Develop and control leg exoskeletons
    • Conduct exoskeleton gait experiments in indoor and outdoor environments
  • Related links:
    • Paper 1: VNMC for a bipedal robot
    • Paper 2: human locomotion control model, neuromechanical simulation

Master’s Student Alumni

Guangping Liu
Mechanical Engineering
May 2022 - Sep 2023