Leia Stirling

Assistant Professor
Charles Stark Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Co-Director, Human Systems Laboratory
Associate Faculty, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science


Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Room 33-311
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 324-7410

Academic Degrees

BS 2003 University of Illinois Urbana -Champaign
MS 2005 University of Illinois Urbana -Champaign
PhD 2008 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Society Memberships

AIAA, American Society of Biomechanics, Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, IEEE

Positions Held at MIT

Assistant Professor, Charles Stark Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2014-present; Co-Director, Human Systems Laboratory, 2016-present; Member, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology faculty; 2018-present.

Positions Held outside MIT

Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 2008-2009 (post-doc); Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University 2009-2013 (Advanced Technology Team) 

Specialization and Research Interests

computational dynamics, system automation, human factors, experimental biomechanics, human-machine interaction for aerospace and medical applications

Teaching Interests

human systems, experimental methods

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