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Tiffany L.

Chen
Department of Biomedical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology Healthcare Robotics Lab
404.987.6356
www.healthcare-robotics.com

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EDUCATION Ph.D. in Robotics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Expected May 2013 Minor in Biomedical Engineering Specialization: Healthcare Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction Qualifying Exam areas: Controls, Articial Intelligence, Human-Robot Interaction Advisor: Dr. Charles C. Kemp M.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, December 2008 Thesis: Towards Automatic Surgical Skill Assessment for Open Surgical Procedures Advisor: Dr. Gregory D. Hager B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, May 2007 Minor in Computer Science Departmental Honors RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, August 2008 Present Graduate Research Assistant Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany, June 2007 August 2007 Visiting Research Assistant Topic: Visual Tool Tracking for Surgical Skill and Workow Assessment for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Advisor: Dr. Darius Burschka Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, January 2007 August 2008 Graduate Research Assistant, Masters Thesis Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, January 2005 January 2006 Otolaryngology Department Undergraduate Research Assistant JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS 1. Chih-Hung King, Tiffany L. Chen, Zhengqin Fan, Jonathan D. Glass, Charles C. Kemp, Dusty: An assistive mobile manipulator that retrieves dropped objects for people with motor impairments, Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 2011. 2. Stuart. H. Shippey, Tiffany L. Chen, Betty Chou, Leise R. Knoepp, Craig W. Bowen, Victoria. L. Handa, Teaching subcuticular suturing to medical students: video vs. expert instructor feedback, Journal of Surgical Education, Vol. 68, No. 5, September/October 2011. [accepted]
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3. Tiffany L. Chen and Charles C. Kemp, A Direct Physical Interface for Navigation and Positioning of a Robotic Nursing Assistant, To appear in Advanced Robotics, Special Issue on Physical Human-Robot Interaction Through Force Interfaces, Vol. 25, No. 4, March 2011. 4. Stuart. H. Shippey, Victoria. L. Handa, Tiffany L. Chen, Betty Chou, and Craig W. Bowen, Validation of an instrument for evaluation of subcuticular suturing using a plastic tissue model, Journal of Surgical Education, Vol. 66, No. 1, January/February 2009. PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS 5. Jenay M. Beer, Cory-Ann Smarr, Tiffany L. Chen, Tracy L. Mitzner, Charles C. Kemp, Wendy A. Rogers, The Domesticated Robot: Design Guidelines for Assisting Older Adults to Age in Place, 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Boston, MA, 2012. [accepted] [acceptance rate 25%] 6. Tracy L. Mitzner, Tiffany L. Chen, Charles C. Kemp, and Wendy A. Rogers, Older Adults' Needs for Assistance as a Function of Living Environment, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's 55th Annual Meeting (HFES), Las Vegas, Nevada, 2011. 7. Tiffany L. Chen, Chih-Hung King, Andrea L. Thomaz, and Charles C. Kemp, Touched By a Robot: An Investigation of Subjective Responses to Robot-initiated Touch, 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Lausanne, Switzerland, 2011. [acceptance rate 22%] 8. Chih-Hung King, Tiffany L. Chen, Advait Jain, Charles C. Kemp, Towards an Assistive Robot that Autonomously Performs Bed Baths for Patient Hygiene, 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems!(IROS), Taipei, Taiwan, 2010. 9. Tiffany L. Chen and Charles C. Kemp, Lead Me by the Hand: Evaluation of a Direct Physical Interface for a Nursing Assistant Robot, 5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on HumanRobot Interaction (HRI), Osaka, Japan, 2010. [acceptance rate 20.9%] 10. Stuart Shippey, Tiffany Chen, Betty Chou, Leise Knoepp, Craig Bowen, Victoria Handa, Teaching subcuticular suturing to medical students: use of a video vs. expert instructor feedback, 2010 Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) and Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2010. [First Prize Oral Presentation] 11. Young Sang Choi, Tiffany Chen, Advait Jain, Cressel Anderson, Jonathan D. Glass, and Charles C. Kemp, Hand It Over or Set It Down: A User Study of Object Delivery with an Assistive Mobile Manipulator, IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Toyama, Japan, 2009. 12. Young Sang Choi, Travis Deyle, Tiffany Chen, Jonathan D. Glass, and Charles C. Kemp, Benchmarking Assistive Mobile Manipulation: A List of Household Objects for Robotic Retrieval Prioritized by People with ALS, IEEE 11th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), Kyoto, Japan, 2009.

ABSTRACTS, WORKSHOPS, POSTERS, AND SHORT PAPERS 13. Tiffany L. Chen and Charles C. Kemp, Performance Evaluation Methods for Assistive Mobile Manipulation and Human-Robot Interaction, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (NIST PerMIS) Workshop, Student Poster Session, Baltimore, MD, 2010. 14. Henry C. Lin, Helmuth Radrich, and Tiffany L. Chen, "Structured Induction for Manipulative and Interactive Tasks," in International Research and Education in Engineering Conference (IREE), West Lafayette, IN, 2007. 15. Tiffany L. Chen, Henry C. Lin, Helmuth Radrich, and Gregory D. Hager, "Structured Induction for Manipulative and Interactive Tasks," in International Research and Education in Engineering Conference (IREE), 2007. 16. Tiffany L. Chen, Henry C. Lin, Stuart Shippey, Victoria L. Handa, and Gregory D. Hager, "Tool Tracking for Surgical Motion Segmentation and Recognition for Surgical Skill Assessment," in Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting (BMES), Los Angeles, CA, 2007. 17. Faisal Karmali, Tiffany L. Chen, and Mark Shelhamer, "Compensating for camera translation in video eye movement recordings," in Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting (BMES), Baltimore, MD, 2005. FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) | 2009 2012 Presidents Fellowship, Georgia Tech Foundation | 2008 2011 William B. George Health Systems Institute (HSI) Fellowship | 2010 NSF Travel Scholarship | PerMIS Student Poster Session 2010 NSF Travel Scholarship | Award number: IIS-1015953 | HRI Pioneers Workshop 2010 JHU Biomedical Engineering Masters degree tuition Scholarship | 2007 2008 AWARDS Second Place Project | JHU Biomedical Instrumentation Biometric Challenge 2007 First Place Poster | HBDA Team 6, Johns Hopkins BME Design Day 2007 Emerging Leaders Award | Awarded by the Student Council 2007 Outstanding Organization Award | HMDN, Awarded by Ofce of Student Involvement 2007 Linda Trinh Convocation Award | HBDA Team 6, 2007 Biomedical Engineering Distinguished Service Award | Whiting School of Engineering 2006 INVITED PRESENTATIONS 1. Direct Physical Interface for Nursing Assistant Robots, Health Systems Institute Student Research Symposium, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, April 23, 2010. 2. The Language of Surgery: Extraction and Modeling of Coherent Structure in Surgical Motion, Laboratory for Robotics and Embedded Systems (I6), Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany, August 29, 2007.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE Coulter Head Teaching Assistant, Georgia Tech | Summer 2010 & Fall 2010 Department of Biomedical Engineering , BMED 2300: Problems in Biomedical Engineering II Planned and redesigned course materials with professors and design lab instructors. Led weekly discussion with TAs on lecture material in the design laboratory. Teaching Assistant, Georgia Tech | Fall 2009 & Spring 2010 Department of Biomedical Engineering , BMED 2300: Problems in Biomedical Engineering II Teaching Assistant, Johns Hopkins University | Fall 2006 Department of Biomedical Engineering, 580.110: Biomedical Engineering Modeling and Design COMPUTER SKILLS Languages | Python, Matlab, Java, C++ Operating Systems | Ubuntu Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Robot Operating System (ROS) Software | LaTeX, SolidWorks, ProEngineer Robots | Cody, Willow Garage Personal Robot 2 (PR2) HUMAN SUBJECTS EXPERIMENT EXPERIENCE IRB management | Georgia Tech, Emory University (coordination), Johns Hopkins Subject types | surgeons (10), nurses (18), older adults (8), motor impaired (30+), students (85+) Experiment types | controlled laboratory experiment, focus group, needs assessment Experiment locations | laboratory, Emory ALS Center, assisted living facility, private home, Willow Garage (Menlo Park, CA), Aware Home (Atlanta, GA) INDUSTRY WORK EXPERIENCE Medtronic, Inc | Minneapolis, MN, May 2006 August 2006 Core Product Development Software Verication and Testing Intern GE Healthcare Technologies | Waukesha, WI, May 2005 August 2005 X-Ray, Systems Engineering/User Interface Intern Sikorsky Aircraft | Stratford, CT, June 2004 August 2004 Information Technology Intern UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH MENTORSHIP Biomedical Engineering Senior Design Team: Oliver Albrecht, Christa Caesar, Tiara Napier, Nishant Zachariah, Georgia Tech, 2009 - 2010 Kristina Falkenstrom, Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2009 - 2010 Aakanksha Gupta, Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2009 Mrinal Rath, Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2008, 2010 - 2011 Jessica Y. Hu, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins, 2008

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES NIST Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop (PerMIS) | Reviewer 2012 RSS (Robotics: Science and Systems) | Reviewer 2011 ICRA (International Conference on Robotics and Automation) | Reviewer 2011 HRI (Human-Robot Interaction) | Pioneers Workshop 2010, Reviewer 2011, 2012 Meccanica (Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics) | Reviewer 2010 CHI (Human Factors in Computing Systems) | Reviewer 2010 Societies | IEEE, Alpha Eta Mu Beta (BME Honor Society), Tau Beta Pi, Biomedical Engineering Society, Golden Key Society, Society of Women Engineers ACTIVITIES Robotics Graduate Student Advisory Board (RoboGrads)| VP of Communications, Founding Member RoboWomen (Robotics Graduate Student Women) | Founder, 2011 Biomedical Engineering Student Advisory Board | Robotics Program Representative, 2011 Bioengineering and Biosciences Unied Graduate Students (BBUGS) | Industry Committee, 2009-2010 Hopkins Medical Device Network (HMDN) | President, Founding Member, 20052007 Homewood Biomedical Design Associates (HBDA) | Team Leader, Team 6, 2006-2007 Computer-Integrated Surgery Student Research Society (CISSRS), Secretary, 2004-2006 OUTREACH PRESENTATIONS

1. Computer Mania Day: Seeing is Believing, University of Maryland Baltimore County, May 3,
2008. Taught three sessions of 6th grade girls from inner city schools about computer vision. 2. SWE Fall Workshop: How to get internships, research, and full-time positions, Society of Women Engineers, Johns Hopkins University, October 28, 2007. 3. My Experience in Design Team, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, September 6, 2007. 4. Why is Industry Internship Experience Important?, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, November 9, 2005. OUTREACH PARTICIPATION ! ! Habitat for Humanity Atlanta ! K-12 Robotics Lab Tours and Mentoring Decatur LEGO Robotics Team, 2010 Girl Scouts Robotics Team: GENIUS (Girls Exploring New Ideas Using Science), 2010 ! Buzz on Biotechnology, BBUGS, Georgia Tech, September 18, 2010. ! Buzz on Biotechnology, BBUGS, Georgia Tech, October 14, 2009.

PRESS Academic 1. Teaching Robots to Interact Better With Humans by Evan Ackerman, IEEE Spectrum, Automaton Blog, March 10, 2011. 2. How Do People Respond to Being Touched by a Robot? by David Terraso, Georgia Tech Digital Lounge, March 9, 2011. 3. Your Next Sponge Bath May Come From a Robot Named Cody, by Jennifer Welsh, Discover Magazine, November 11, 2010. 4. Robotic Nurse Washes Human. A robot uses a soapy sponge to clean off a patient's skin, by Kristina Grifantini, Technology Review by MIT, November 10, 2010. 5. Inventors in Search of Partners, by Greg Rienzi, The JHU Gazette, Vol. 35 No. 24, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, March 6, 2006. Outreach A Glimpse of Graduate Life: Tiffany Chen Shares Her Experiences As A Ph.D. Student, by Willa Ni, The Pioneer BME Newsletter, Vol. 4 No. 4, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, January 2010. ! PERSONAL DATA Citizenship: United States Language: English