Movement Disorders

Movement disorders refers to a group of nervous system conditions that cause abnormal increased or reduced movements, which may be voluntary or involuntary. With the widespread availability of sensor devices many chronic diseases can be monitored as patients performed a variety of free body movements. Machine learning techniques can then be applied on sensor (e.g., accelerometer and gyroscope) and non-sensor variables (e.g., age, sex, other medical conditions) to create models that classify patients into either preconceived (supervised learning) or novel classes (unsupervised learning). The project is a collaboration with Professors Lisa M. Shulman, MD, and F. Rainer Von Coelln, MD at University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Rana Khalil
PhD Student
Computer Science Graduate Program