Ph.D. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering
Clark Center, Room S341
Optimal control based musculoskeletal simulation techniques for studying assisted human locomotion and neural adaptation. I’m currently investigating the mechanisms behind metabolic cost reductions for simulated multi-joint exoskeletons.
Bianco NA, Patten C, Fregly BJ. Can Measured Synergy Excitations Accurately Construct Unmeasured Muscle Excitations?. ASME. J Biomech Eng. 2017;140(1):011011-011011-10. doi:10.1115/1.4038199. Download PDF File
Bianco NA, Jackson RW, Dembia CL, Delp SL. 2018. Optimization of a simulated ankle-hip exosuit reveals benefit of flexible torque assistance strategies for reducing the metabolic cost of walking. Proceedings of the 8th World Congress of Biomechanics. Dublin, Ireland.
(Runner Up – ASME-BED PhD Level Student Paper Competition)
Bianco NA, Patten C, Fregly BJ. 2015. Can measured muscle synergies reconstruct unmeasured muscle excitations? SB3C 2015. Snowbird, Utah.
(Winner – Undergraduate Level Paper Competition)
M.A. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2018
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2015
Honors and Awards
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015
Stanford Graduate Fellowship, 2015