Associate Professor, Faculty Research Scientist, Director of Assistive & Rehabilitation Robotics Laboratory
Rehabilitation institute of Chicago, Northwestern University
Brenna Argall is an Associate Professor of Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Northwestern University. She is founder and director of the assistive & rehabilitation robotics laboratory (argallab) at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC, now the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab), the premier rehabilitation hospital in the United States. The mission of the argallab is to advance human ability through robotics autonomy. Argall is a 2016 recipient of the NSF CAREER award, and was named one of the 40 under 40 by Crain’s Chicago Business. Her Ph.D. in Robotics (2009) was received from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, as well as her B.S. in Mathematics (2002). Prior to joining Northwestern and RIC, she was a postdoctoral fellow (2009-2011) at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and prior to graduate school she held a Computational Biology position at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).