PhD candidate in Computer Science, 2016 – present
Advisor: Prof. Radhika Nagpal
Imperial College London|
Master of Research in Bioengineering, with Distinction, 2016
Advisors: Prof. Etienne Burdet, Dr. Ildar Farkhatdinov
Thesis: Assisting Balance Recovery with a Lower Limb Exoskeleton
BS in Behavioral Neuroscience, Minor in Computer Science2015
GPA: 3.98 / 4.0, summa cum laude
Honors Thesis: Asymmetric Learning in an Asymmetric Bimanual Task
Prof. Radhika Nagpal
LARVAbot: Locomotion of autonomous robots via aggregation, 2017 – present
Multi-feature perception and decision making in robot collectives, 2016 – present
Prof. Etienne Burdet, Dr. Ildar Farkhatdinov
Co-control of balance recovery in a lower limb exoskeleton, 2015 – 2016|
Prof. Dagmar Sternad
Prediction and stability in control of objects with complex dynamics, 2014 – 2015
Learning and long-term retention of an asymmetric bimanual task, 2012 – 2015
Effects of central fatigue on cognitive and motor performance, 2011 – 2012
Prof. Joseph Ayers
Neuro-inspired rheotaxis and antenna design in a robotic lobster, May – August 2015
Integrated stroke assessment software in rehabilitation robotics, July – September 2014|
Prof. Stefan Schaal
Learning and exploration in a novel dimensionality-reduction task, July – December 2013
|2016||Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)|
|2014||Northeastern Provost Undergraduate Advanced Research Award|
|2013||Northeastern Provost Undergraduate Research Award|
|2013||DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship|
|2013||Northeastern Presidential Global Scholarship|
|2010||Northeastern National Merit Scholarship|
|2016||Hertz Fellowship Finalist|
|2016||NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention|
|2015||Northeastern University Honors Program Distinction|
|2015||Northeastern Honors in the Discipline, Behavioral Neuroscience (Honors thesis)|
|2015||Northeastern Alex Skavenski Award for Excellence in Behavioral Neuroscience|
|2015||Northeastern Sears B. Condit Award for academic achievement|
|2015||Northeastern Dean's List (6 semesters)|
|2015||Rhodes, Fulbright, and Mitchell Scholarship Finalist|
J. T. Ebert, M. Gauci, and R. Nagpal. 2018. Multi-Feature Decision Making in Robot Swarms. In Proc. of the 17th Conference on Autonomous Agents an Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2018), Stockholm, Sweden, July 10–15, 2018, IFAAMAS.
S. Bazzi, J. Ebert, N. Hogan, and D. Sternad. 2018. Stability and Predictability in Dynamically Complex Physical Interactions. In Proc. of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2018), Brisbane, Australia, May 21–25, 2018.
[ Submitted ] S. Bazzi, J. Ebert, N. Hogan, and D. Sternad. Stability Analysis of Human Movement: Contraction Theory as a New Tool. Chaos.
[ Submitted ] I. Farkhatdinov, J. Ebert, G. van Oort, E. van Asseldonk, and E. Burdet. Experiments on Human Balancing Co-Control in Standing. IEEE RA-L.
[ In preparation ] S. Park, J. Ebert, and D. Sternad. Asymmetric Learning in an Asymmetric Bimanual Task.
J. Ebert, J. Meyers, W. A. Dawson, M. D. Schneider. 2018. Collective Autonomy for Space Situational Awareness. Poster at: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Summer Student Poster Symposium, Livermore, CA, August 8, 2018.
I. Farkhatdinov, J. Ebert, G. van Oort, E. van Asseldonk, and E. Burdet. 2017. Human Balance Augmentation with Lower Limb Exoskeleton Robot. Extended abstract and poster at: RehabWeek 2017 workshop: Towards a next generation of wearable robotic devices for human-oriented assistance and therapy, London, UK, July 17, 2017.
J. Ebert, I. Farkhatdinov, G. van Oort, E. van Asseldonk, and E. Burdet. 2016. Preliminary Study on Assisting Balance Recovery with Lower Limb Exoskeleton. Work in progress paper and poster at: EuroHaptics 2016, London, UK, July 4–7, 2016.
D. Sternad, A. Mukovskiy, J. Ebert, and T. Dijkstra. 2016. Dynamic Stability in the Control of Complex Objects. Poster at: Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement 2016, Mt. Sterling, OH, June 12–17, 2016.
J. Ebert, S. Park, and D. Sternad. 2015. Asymmetric Learning in an Asymmetric Bimanual Task. Poster at: Society for the Neural Control of Movement 25th Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC, April 20–24, 2015.
J. Ebert, A. Mukovskiy, T. Dijkstra, and D. Sternad. 2015. Why You Don’t Spill Your Coffee. Poster at: Northeastern University Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo (RISE), Boston, MA, April 9, 2015.
J. Ebert, S. Kim, D. Sternad, and S. Schaal. 2014. Learning and exploration in a novel dimensionality-reduction task. Poster at: Society for the Neural Control of Movement 24th Annual Meeting, Amsterdam, NL, April 20–25, 2014.
J. Ebert, S. Park, and D. Sternad. 2014. Asymmetric Learning in an Asymmetric Bimanual Task. Poster at: Northeastern University Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo (RISE), Boston, MA, April 10, 2014.
J. Ebert, S. Park, L. Griffin, T. O’Neil-Pirozzi, and D. Sternad. 2012. Central Fatigue in Cognitive and Motor Performance. Poster at: Northeastern University Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo (RISE), Boston, MA, March 29, 2012.
J. Ebert. "Bioinspired Collective Robotics," University of Queensland; 14 May 2018.
J. Ebert, M. Gauci, and R. Nagpal, "Collective Perception and Decision Making in Heterogeneous Swarms," Wyss Institute Molecular Robotics Initiative; 14 September 2017.
CS 189: Autonomous Robot Systems, Teaching Fellow, Spring 2018
CS 2510: Fundamentals of Computer Science: Teaching Assistant, 2014 – 2015
CS 2510: Fundamentals of Computer Science: Tutor, 2011 – 2014
Proactive Recruitment in Science and Mathematics (PRISM), Undergraduate Mentor, 2011 – 2013
|May 2018||Guest, Brains On! science podcast for kids|
|2017, 2018||Volunteer, Boston Public Schools Science Fair|
|2016||EuroHaptics 2016 Volunteer|
|2010 – 2015||Northeastern Civic Engagement Program|
|2014 – 2015||Boston Bikes: Volunteer|
|2014||Tutor team leader at TechBoston Academy|
|2011 – 2013||Brigham and Women's Hospital: Medical Career Exploration Program volunteer|
|2010 – 2011||Massachusetts General Hospital: Youth Program mentor|
Laser cutting • 3D printing • Vinyl cutting • CNC milling, ShopBot • Electronics design (Eagle) and production • Soldering • Sewing • Molding and casting
Computer-aided design (OnShape) • Database design • Linux • Embedded programming • 3D motion capture • Kinematic and EEG data collection in human subjects
Biologically-inspired Multi-agent Systems • Distributed Systems • Machine Learning • Network Algorithms • Computational Neurodynamics • Artificial Intelligence • Robotics
How to Make (Almost) Anything • Biomimetics • Comparative Neurobiology • Human Neuroanatomy • Biochemistry • Genetics and Molecular Biology • Organic Chemistry
Biological Signal Processing • Statistics and Data Analysis • Multivariable Calculus • Linear Algebra • Differential Equations
Harvard University curling team
Imperial College fencing club
Northeastern University pep band, drumline, and wind ensemble
Cycling • Web design and development • Graphic design • Writing • Baking