Steve G. Massaquoi



A.B., Harvard College, 1978; S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993

M.D., Havard 1983; Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Health Sciences and Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (and ? Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience Montana State University, Bozeman, MT)

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Mathematical biologist Emery N. Brown and neuroscientist Steven Massaquoi are collaborating in a joint venture, The Neuroscientist Advisory Board, see

Research Interests:
Dr. Massaquoi analyses and models human neurological function and dysfunction using electrical and mechanical engineering principles and techniques: the goal of his research is to better understand the mechanisms of movement disorders in particular to provide a rational basis for the design of neuroprostheses and other therapeutic interventions, as well as to elucidate general principles of intelligent motor control that may have applicability to the design of autonomous intelligent devices.

A Model of Low Level Kinematic Motor Control Synergies in the Frog
* Modeling the Role of the Basal Ganglia in Natural Motor Control and Motor Programming
* Real-time Control of a Functional Robot Arm by Ensembles of Corticla Neurons in Primates

Reference Publications:
Ayaso O, Dahleh M, Massaquoi SG. Recurrent Integrator Model of Motor Command Generation in the Snesorimotor Cortex. IEEE-ACCC Conference, June 2002.

Massaquoi SG, Topka H. Models of Cerebellar Function. In The Cerebellum and its Disorders, M. Pandolfo and M. Manto (Eds). Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Sarma SV, Massaquoi SG, Dahleh M. Reduction of a Wave-Variable Biological Arm Control Model. IEEE-ACCC Conference, Chicago, IL, June 2000.


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