Skip to main content

Kimberly Ingraham

Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Kimberly Ingraham

Research focus

Assistive robotic technologies and systems, control systems, machine learning, wearable sensors, mobility interventions


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2021
M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2019
B.E. Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2012

Kim Ingraham will join Electrical & Computer Engineering in January. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in mechanical engineering and rehabilitation medicine at the UW, working at the Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experiences (CREATE). She previously worked as a research engineer at the Center for Bionic Medicine at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab).

In her research, Ingraham designs control systems to enable assistive robots to support human mobility. She used wearable sensors to predict physiological metrics such as metabolic cost, and identified user preferences for the control of robotic exoskeletons. In her work at the UW, she studies the impact of learning to use powered mobility devices on the movement, language and development of young children with disabilities. Her awards include an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.