UW Data Science Seminar with Megan Ebers

Title slide from the UW eScience Data Science seminar that says "Mobile sensing with shallow recurrent decoder networks. Megan R. Ebers"

Steele lab member and postdoctoral scholar, Megan Ebers, was featured in the Winter 2024 UW Data Science Seminar series. You can watch her full presentation on “Mobile sensing with shallow recurrent decoder networks” linked HERE on UW eScience Institute’s YouTube channel.

Abstract: Sensing is a fundamental task for the monitoring, forecasting, and control of complex systems. In many applications, a limited number of sensors are available and must move with the dynamics, such as with wearable technology or ocean monitoring buoys. In these dynamic systems, the sensors’ time history encodes a significant amount of information that can be extracted for critical tasks. We show that by leveraging the time-history of a sparse set of sensors, we can encode global information of the measured high-dimensional system using shallow recurrent decoder networks. This paradigm has important applications for technical challenges in climate modeling, natural disaster evaluation, and personalized health monitoring; we focus especially on how this paradigm has the potential to transform the way we monitor and manage movement-related health outcomes.

Bio: Megan Ebers is a postdoctoral scholar in applied mathematics with UW’s NSF AI Institute in Dynamic Systems. In her PhD research, she developed and applied machine learning methods for dynamics systems to understand and enable human mobility. Her postdoctoral research focuses on data-driven and reduced-order methods for complex systems, so as to continue her work in human-centered research challenges, as well as to extend her research to a broader set of technical challenges, including turbulent flow modeling, natural disaster monitoring, and acoustic object detection.

Steele Lab presents at CREATE Research Showcase

A group of Steele Lab members posing for a photo

The Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experiences (CREATE) hosted a Research Showcase and Holiday party on December 12, 2023. CREATE’s mission is to make technology accessible and to make the world accessible through technology.

Steele Lab members, Kate, Victoria (Tori), and Charlotte presented posters at the CREATE Research Showcase to highlight design, development & research of tech to support individuals with disabilities.

Way to go, team!

SWE 2023

Tori and Charlotte are standing with a large sign that says "Heart LA"

Congratulations to Charlotte Caskey and Victoria (Tori) Landrum for presenting as finalists in the Collegiate Poster Competition at the Society of Women Engineer’s Annual Conference in LA this weekend.

Tori placed 3rd in the undergraduate student division for her poster titled “Spinal Stimulation Improves Spasticity and Motor Control in Children with Cerebral Palsy”. Charlotte placed 1st in the graduate student division for her work titled “Machine Learning for Quantifying Rehabilitation Response in Children with Cerebral Palsy.

Congratulations, Charlotte and Tori!


Two people smiling and taking a selfie while standing in front of The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab sign. Mia has blonde hair. Charlotte has brown hair and is wearing glasses.

Lab members, Charlotte Caskey and Mia Hoffman attended the 2023 American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL on September 10-13, 2023.

Charlotte gave a poster presentation on “Short-Burst Interval Treadmill Training Increases Step Length and Stability for Children with Cerebral Palsy.”

Mia gave a podium presentation during the Early Detection and Diagnosis session on “Quantifying the Activity Levels of Toddlers with Down Syndrome Playing in a Partial Body Weight Support System.

Great work in the Windy City!

Amina El-Zatmah presents at the CNT 2023 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

Amina is wearing the Biomotum Spark exoskeleton while standing in front of her poster at her CNT presentation.This summer, the Steele Lab hosted undergraduate researcher, Amina El-Zatmah, from Santa Monica College. She finished up her 10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) by presenting at the 2023 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium with the Center for Neurotechnology (CNT).

Amina gave a podium and poster presentation titled “Take A Step: The Effects of Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation and Exoskeleton Use on Step Length for Children with Cerebral Palsy“.

Amina was supported through mentorship from Charlotte Caskey, Siddhi Shrivastav, Chet Moritz, and Kat Steele.

Way to go, Amina!