Associate Professor, Bioengineering, College of Engineering and Computing
Building: Peterson Hall
Qi Wei leads the Biomechanics lab at the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University. The lab’s research focuses on developing and applying computational models to study disorders of the oculomotor system and the musculoskeletal system. Using an advanced biomechanical model of the ocular motor plant, the lab examines the coordination of extra-ocular muscles as well as the biomechanics of strabismus. The lab is recently funded by an R01 grant from the National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with Joseph Demer at UCLA, Matt Tresch at Northwestern University, and Wil Joiner at the University of California-Davis. Other ongoing projects include ultrasound imaging and biomechanical modeling of the pelvic floor structures, biomechanical analysis of the rat hindlimb and motor control, biomechanics of professional dancers, machine learning control strategies for robotic systems, and high school STEM education.
2019 - present: Data-Driven Biomechanical Simulation of Eye Movement and Strabismus. Funded by NIH.
2014 - present: The Neural Control of Internal Joint State Variables. Funded by Northwestern University and NIH.
2018 - present: Life STEM EAGER: Exploring the Relationship between High School Mathematics and Bioscience, Standardized Testing and College Performance in Biotechnology-related Fields. Funded by NSF.
Computer Simulation and Modeling, Computer Graphics, Robotics, Biomechanics, Biomedical Imaging, Musculoskeletal Modeling, Rehabilitation Engineering, Sensorimotor Integration
- PhD, Computer Science, Rutgers University