Dr. Krausz’ PhD in Biomedical Engineering is from Northwestern University. Her research interests include mechatronics and neurophysiology for rehabilitation and assistive wearable devices, with emphasis on mechanical design, shared and semiautonomous control, computer vision, and human motor control, for improved intent recognition and human-machine interaction. In the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Weizmann, she hopes to continue working towards the development of assistive and rehabilitation robots and increased understanding of how neurological disorders affect function and behavior. In particular she aims to improve the control and human-robot interaction for users of these devices. She hopes her research will aid individuals with physical and neurological pathologies. She points out the value of studying abroad, since being in a small field like assistive and rehab robotics makes it particularly important to develop and maintain good working relationships with researchers around the world.
Dr. Krausz has been in charge of a non-profit community-based organization to provide self-growth and improvement courses for young women in the Chicago area, established robotics and science clubs for local middle schools, and participated in a university-based outreach program to interest middle school students in the STEM disciplines by engaging them in problems related to rehabilitation medicine.