Dan Ferris

Dan Ferris

Robert W. Adenbaum Professor of Engineering Innovation, University of Florida

Daniel Ferris, Ph.D., is the Robert W. Adenbaum Professor of Engineering Innovation at the University of Florida J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering.  He has a broad educational background in mathematics, neuroscience, physiology and biomechanics, with specific training and expertise in human locomotion, gait rehabilitation and rehabilitation robotics. He completed his doctoral degree at UC Berkeley in 1998, before working as a postdoctoral scholar at the UCLA Department of Neurology and the University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering. Ferris’ research focuses on the neural control of human locomotion. Specifically, he uses mobile brain imaging, robotic lower limb exoskeletons, and bionic lower limb prostheses to investigate how humans control walking and running and adapt to robotic assistance.