Ilana NiskyBSc, MSc, PhD
Ilana Nisky received the B.Sc (summa cum laude), M.Sc. (summa cum laude), and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, in 2006, 2009, and 2011, respectively. She is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, where she is the head of the Biomedical Robotics Lab. She was previously a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University. She won the prestigious Alon Fellowship for young faculty from the Israeli Council for High Education, and the Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship from the European Commission. Her research interests include human motor control, haptics, robotics, human and machine learning, teleoperation, and robot-assisted surgery, and her lab is supported by competitive grants from the Israeli Science Foundation, the Israel-US Binational Science Foundation, and the Ministry of Science and Technology. Nisky has authored more than 50 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and numerous abstracts in international conferences. She is a member of the BGU ABC Robotics Initiatuve and serves on the steering committee of the Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience. She served as an executive committee member of the EuroHaptics Society and is a board member of the Israeli Society for Medical and Biological Engineering. She is also a member of IEEE, the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, the Society for Neuroscience, Technical Committee on Haptics, and American Physiology Society.