Associate Professor, Industrial & Operations Engineering
Leia Stirling is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering and Affiliate Faculty in the Robotics Institute. Her research quantifies human performance and human-machine fluency in operational settings through advancements in the use of wearable sensors. She applies these measures to assess human performance augmentation, advance exoskeleton control algorithms, mitigate injury risk, and provide relevant feedback to experts across many domains, including clinical, space, and military applications. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the U.S. Army. She is a 2019-2020 AAAS Leshner Leadership Public Engagement Fellow and a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2015).