Rajiv Ranganathan, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Mechanical Engineering. His research interests are in the area of motor learning and bio-mechanics. He is particularly interested in how humans produce skilled and coordinated movement, and how this ability is altered in the context of development, aging, and movement disorders. He uses a combination of both experimental techniques - such as motion capture, robotics and virtual reality - and bio-mechanical modeling and computer simulations to understand the mechanisms behind the control of human movement. The overarching goal of his research program is to develop appropriate training standards to facilitate motor skill learning and the rehabilitation of movement disorders.