University of Minnesota
Richard and Barbara Nelson Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
Dr. Kowalewski completed his PhD in electrical engineering at the University of Washington’s Biorobotics lab. This work was recognized with a best doctoral candidate award at the American College of Surgeons AEI Consortium on Surgical Robotics and Simulation. He was also a research scientist at DARPA’s “Traumapod: Operating room of the future” project. He commercialize his PhD work for quantitative skill evaluation hardware (Simulab Corp., Seattle, WA) and also co-pioneered the use of crowdsourcing for high-volume assessment of surgical skills and co-founded CSATS Inc, Seattle, WA. He currently directs the Medical Robotics and Devices Lab at the University of Minnesota, Mechanical Engineering department.