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Ann Majewicz

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-4426
Mail Box: ECW 31
Office: ECSW 2.355G
800 West Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

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Ann Majewicz Fey

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2014
MS, Mechanical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 2010
BS, Mechanical Engineering, The University of St. Thomas, 2008
BS, Electrical Engineering, The University of St. Thomas, 2008

Research Interests
Robotics, dynamic systems and control, medical and surgical robots, teleoperation, and haptics.

Five Most Recent Journal Publications, Book Chapters, and Books

  • Majewicz, A., S. Marra, M. G. van Vledder, M. Lin, M. A. Choti, D. Y. Song, and A. M. Okamura. Behavior of tip-steerable needles in ex vivo and in vivo tissue. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng, 59(10):2705 2715, October 2012.

  • K.B. Reed, Majewicz, A., V. Kallem, R. Alterovitz, K. Goldberg, N.J. Cowan, and A.M. Okamura. Robot-Assisted Needle Steering. Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE, 18(4):3546, 2011. Majewicz, A., J. Siegel, A. Stanley, and A. M. Okamura. Design and Evaluation of Duty-Cycling Steering Algorithms for Robotically-driven Steerable Needles. In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Accepted.

  • Majewicz, A. and Allison M. Okamura. Cartesian and joint space teleoperation for nonholonomic steerable needles. In 2013 World Haptics Conference (WHC), pages 395400. IEEE, April 2013.

  • Majewicz, A., T. R. Wedlick, K. B. Reed, and A. M. Okamura. Evaluation of Robotic Needle Steering in ex vivo Tissue. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2010:20682073, May 2010.

  • Majewicz, A., J. Glasser, R. Bauer, S. M. Belkoff, S. C. Mears, and A. M. Okamura. Design of a haptic simulator for osteosynthesis screw insertion. In 2010 IEEE Haptics Symposium, pages 497500. IEEE, March 2010.

Major Honors and Awards

  • Best Poster Award at the National Science Foundation Early Career Professional Workshop on Exploring New Frontiers in Cyber-Physical Systems. Washington DC, March 2014
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Student Research Fellowship, 2009-2012 Alternate for Stanford Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence (DARE Fellowship), 2012 Departmental Fellowship, Mechanical Engineeirng, The Johns Hopkins University, 2008