At Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Dr. Eni Halilaj is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, with courtesy appointments in Biomedical Engineering and the Robotics Institute. Dr. Halilaj joined Carnegie Mellon in the fall of 2018, establishing the CMU Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Lab. She was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the National Center of Excellence for Mobility Big Data Integration to Insight and the Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab at Stanford University. Dr. Halilaj received her BA in Engineering (05/2008) and PhD in Biomedical Engineering (05/2015) from Brown University.
Dr. Halilaj’s work focuses on musculoskeletal biomechanics in the context of injury and disease. She uses medical imaging, motion capture in laboratory settings and natural environments, computational modeling, and machine learning to study the implication of movement mechanics in orthopaedic pathologies, such as osteoarthritis. Her ultimate goal is to integrate insights from her experimental and computational work in the development of effective rehabilitation strategies aimed at restoring and preserving pain-free mobility throughout the lifespan. Given the translational emphasis of her research, she collaborates closely with orthopaedic surgeons, musculoskeletal radiologists, and rehabilitation specialists.
Most recently she gave invited talks at the Human Performance Optimization Symposium at the University of Pittsburgh (06/2019) and the International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University (08/2019). She has served as track chair for the International Society of Biomechanics biennial meetings and reviewer for the Journal of Biomechanics, Gait & Posture, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Nature Reviews Rheumatology, Sensors, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, IEEE Transactions in Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, and PLOS ONE.
View a list of Dr. Halilaj’s publications here.
View Dr. Halilaj’s lab website here.