S. Farokh Atashzar is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at New York University (NYU). Prior to joining NYU, he was a senior scientist at Imperial College London, UK. He leads the Medical Robotics and Interactive Intelligent Technologies (MERIIT) Laboratory, at NYU. The lab hosts state-of-the-art interface technologies to exploit bidirectional human-machine interactions to overcome natural, physiological, and pathological barriers. His research has been supported by multiple NSF awards.