Katie Gandomi

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About Me

Katie Gandomi-Bernal received both her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) specializing in Software Design and Data Science as they apply to Medical Robotics. She developed a fully custom robot painter that placed 9th in the Robot Art competition and designed a modular C++ software architecture for a MRI compatible neurosurgery robot. Katie currently works at the WPI AIM Lab conducting research and pursuing her PhD in Motion Planning with Thermal Acoustic Modeling and Data Science.


Refereed Journal Publications

  1. Wartenberg M, Schornak J, Gandomi K, Carvalho PA, Nycz CJ, Patel N, Iordachita I, Tempany C, Hata N, Tokuda J, Fischer GS, Closed-Loop Active Compensation for Needle Deflection and Target Shift During Cooperatively Controlled Robotic Needle Insertion, Annals of Biomedical Engineering (ABME), Vol 46, No 10, pp 1582-1594, Oct 2018. Springer, PubMed

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Meier TB, Carvalho PA, Gandomi KS, Fischer GS, Nycz CJ, Assisting Hand Movement of TBI Patients Through Robotic Orthoses, Hamlyn Symposium, London, UK, June 2019. Hamlyn Proceedings
  2. Carvalho PA, Gandomi K, Nycz CJ, Fischer GS, Demonstration and Experimental Validation of Plastic-Encased Resonant Ultrasonic Piezoelectric Actuator for MRI-Guided Surgical Robots, ASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Nov 2018.
  3. Dickstein-Fischer LA, Pereira R, Gandomi K, Fathima A, Fischer GS, Interactive Tracking for Robot-Assisted Autism Therapy, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction - HRI 2017, Vienna, Austria, March 2017. ACM

Conference Abstracts, Workshops and Non Peer-Reviewed Papers

  1. Gandomi KS, Nycz CJ, Carvalho PA, Xhao Z, Patel NA, Burdette EC, Fischer GS, Development of a Real-Time Thermo-Acoustic Model for Interstitial Ultrasonic Conformal Ablation, Focused Energy Delivery and Precision Intervention Workshop at Hamlyn Symposium, London, UK, June 2019. Workshop

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