Meghan is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at University of Massachusetts Amherst and director of the Human Robot Systems Laboratory. Her research focuses on understanding how humans and robots can learn from the physical interactions of one another.
Meghan received her B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University in 2009 and her M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2011. She recently received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Northeastern University in 2016 under the advisement of Prof. Dagmar Sternad. During her doctoral training, she was a Visiting Junior Scientist in the Autonomous Motion Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany from 2014-2015. She was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the advisement of Prof. Neville Hogan from 2016-2020.
Outside of the lab, Meghan enjoys knitting, sewing, biking, and playing with her mini dachshund puppy named Yoshi.