Medical robotics, haptic interfaces for robot-assisted surgery, surgical simulation, model-based teleoperation, and cellular surgery.
Dr. Jaydev P. Desai is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Maryland, College Park. Before joining University of Maryland in 2006, Dr. Desai served as the Director of the “Program for Robotics, Intelligent Sensing, and Mechatronics (PRISM) Laboratory” at Drexel University. Dr. Desai completed his undergraduate studies from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India, in 1993. He received his M.A. in Mathematics in 1997 and M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics in 1995 and 1998 respectively, all from the University of Pennsylvania. He was also a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University from 1998 to 1999. Dr. Desai holds an NSF CAREER Award for research in “Minimally Invasive Surgery Using Haptics and Vision”. His research within the area of medical robotics is specifically targeted towards: haptic interfaces for robot-assisted surgery, reality-based soft-tissue modeling for surgical simulation, model-based teleoperation in robot-assisted surgery, and force feedback interface for cellular surgery. In the past, he has also worked on graph theoretic framework for modeling and control of modular robotic systems.
Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics), University of Pennsylvania, 1998 M.A. (Mathematics), University of Pennsylvania, 1997 M.S. (Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics), University of Pennsylvania, 1995.