Computer-Assisted Robot-Enhanced Systems
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Research Biography

Dr. Pandya is a tenure-track Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Wayne State University.  His Ph.D. is in the field of Bioengineering with proven expertise in advanced software development for visualization/image processing technology and sensor integration as applied to the fields of image guided neurosurgery and robotic surgery.

The CARES team works in collaboration with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan (Dr. Michael Klein), The Detroit Medical Center (Dr. Don Weaver), NASA, and the US Army on three main robotics related projects: medical, military, and space robotics.  The common issues for all the remote operators (surgeons, astronauts and soldiers) are adequate sensors in the remote environment, adequate visualization, and performance.  The research paradigm of the group puts the user at the center of the design environment with hardware/software development, user testing and implementation all conducted in conjunction with the aim of increasing the users performance.


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Ph.D. in Bioengineering
    (Certification: Scientific Computing)
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

M.S. in Bioengineering
    (Concentration in Computer Science)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Other Interests

I have two girls (Maya and Keena)

First Robotics Competition Mentor at high schools

I am a 2nd degree black belt in Aikido and an avid student of Vipassana and Yoga