Marjorie Skubic, Curators' Distinguished Professor, Robert H. Buescher Faculty Fellow
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Marjorie Skubic received her PhD in computer science from Texas A&M University in 1997, where she specialized in human-robot interaction. She is currently a Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri. In addition to her academic experience, she has spent 14 years working in industry as a software developer. Her current research interests include sensor networks for ambient intelligence, preventative health screening and rehabilitation tools, and user interfaces to foster proactive health care. In 2006, Skubic established the Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology at the University of Missouri and serves as the Center Director for this transdisciplinary team. The center’s work supports proactive models of health care such as monitoring systems that noninvasively track the physical and cognitive health of elderly residents in their homes and generate alerts for health changes, increasing fall risk and actual fall events. Recent work has also investigated automated screening of athletes and pianists to flag injury risks, with support for preventative exercises to reduce the risk, as well as rehabilitation support for stroke patients and patients recovering from hand surgery.
PhD from Texas A&M University
MS from Texas A&M University-Kingsville
BS from South Dakota State University
Spatial reasoning interfaces