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Jimmy.Abbas@asu.edu

Assoc Professor
Sch Biological & Hlth Sys Engr
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Mail Code: 9709

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Bio

Associate Professor
Director, Center for Adaptive Neural Systems
School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

Dr. Abbas received his B.S. in bioelectrical engineering from Brown University in Providence, RI and his M.S. and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He is currently an Associate Professor and is Director of the Center for Adaptive Neural Systems (http://ans.asu.edu/) in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. His research interests are in applications of neural engineering techniques and technology in the area of medical rehabilitation.  Current projects include the development and assessment of systems that use electrical stimulation for therapy after spinal cord injury, systems to improve neuromotor control in children with cerebral palsy, systems to restore sensory capabilities to amputees, and techniques to improve sensorimotor function in people with Parkinson’s Disease.

 

Education

1992, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
1989, M.S., Case Western Reserve University
1982, Sc.B., Brown University

 

Research Interests

  • Neural engineering for rehabilitation in spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s disease.
  • Neural interfaces for prosthetic systems and neuromuscular stimulation.
  • Technology to promote neural plasticity.
  • Adaptive biomimetic system design.

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
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BME 492 Honors Directed Study
BME 493 Honors Thesis
BME 593 Applied Project

Fall 2013

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BME 593 Applied Project

Spring 2013

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BME 361 DOE & Clinical Trials
BME 593 Applied Project

Fall 2012

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ASU 101-BME The ASU Experience
BME 494 Special Topics
BME 593 Applied Project
BME 598 Special Topics

Spring 2012

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BME 394 Special Topics
BME 494 Special Topics
BME 593 Applied Project

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
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ASU 101-BME The ASU Experience
BME 494 Special Topics
BME 598 Special Topics

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BME 598 Special Topics

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
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ASU 101-FSE The ASU Experience
BME 416 Biomechanics

Spring 2010

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BME 111 Engr Perspectives/Biologic Sys

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASU 101-FSE The ASU Experience
BME 416 Biomechanics

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Book chapter: Abbas, James (Author) . Neural Networks for Physiological Control. CRC Handbook of Biomedical Engineering. CRC Press (2006).

  2. Hayes, A, Abbas, James. Effect of Wheelchair Seatback on Propulsion in Experienced Manual Wheelchair Users (2006).

  3. Narayanan, K, Mulligan, S, Mahant, P, Samanta, J, Abbas, James. Deep Brain Stimulation Effects on Posture Control in Parkinson's Disease (2006).

  4. Sitek, A, Liberman, D, Abbas, James. DBS Electrode Location and Clinical Outcomes in Parkinson's Disease (2006).

  5. Belanger, A, Kanchiku, T, Mukherjee, M, Lynskey, J, Abbas, James, Jung, R. A Rodent Model of Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation Therapy after Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury (2005).

  6. Kanchiku, K, Belanger, A, Venkatasubramanian, G, Mukherjee, M, Lynskey, J, Thota, A, Abbas, James, Jung, R. Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation Therapy Promotes Recovery of Locomotion after Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury in Adult Rats (2005).

  7. Lynskey, J, Belanger, A, Kanchiku, T, Venkatasubramanian, G, Mukherjee, M, Thota, A, Abbas, James, Jung, R. Therapeutic Neuromuscular Stimulation Therapy Improves Recovery of Locomotion after Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury in Adult Rats (2005).

  8. Mukherjee, M, Belanger, A, Kanchiku, T, Lynskey, J, Thota, A, Abbas, James, Jung, R. Functional neuromuscular stimulation after incomplete spinal cord injury in rodents promotes recovery of locomotion (2005).

  9. Mulligan, S, Narayanan, K, Mahant, P, Samanta, J, Abbas, James. Effect of deep brain stimulation on posture control in Parkinson's disease (2005).

  10. Venkatasubramanian, G, Kanchiku, T, Mukherjee, M, Abbas, James, Jung, R. Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation (FNS) Assisted Locomotion in a Paraplegic Rodent (2005).

  11. Venkatasubramanian, G, Kanchiku, T, Mukherjee, M, Abbas, James, Jung, R. Functional neuromuscular stimulation after spinal cord injury: a rodent model (2005).

  12. Ichihara, K, Venkatasubramanian, G, LaBelle, A, Ashton, E, Abbas, James, Jung, R. Muscle stimulation in a rodent model: electrode design, implantation and assessment (2004).

  13. Venkatasubramanian, G, Ichihara, K, Abbas, James, Jung, R. Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation in a Paraplegic Rodent Model: Electrode Design, Implantation and Assessment (2004).

  14. J Gillette, James Abbas. Foot Placement Alters the Mechanisms of Postural Control While Standing and Reaching. IEEE Trans. Neural Systems & Rehab (2003).

  15. Abbas, James, Finley, J, Gillette, J, Triolo, R, Resig, J. Standing with Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation: Effect of Foot Placement and Feedback Variables (2003).

  16. Gillette, J, Quick, N, Abbas, James. Hand Support Forces When Using Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation to Assist in Standing (2003).

  17. Ichihara, K, Venkatasubramanian, G, Abbas, James, Jung, Ranu. Electrical stimulation paradigms to assist in locomotor training after spinal cord injury (2003).

  18. Krishnamohan, V, Abbas, James, Yamaguchi, G, Jung, R. Biomechanical Model of an Unloaded Rat Hindlimb (2003).

  19. J Gillette, N Quick, James Abbas. Center of pressure measures to assess FNS standing performance. Biomedical Sci Instrum (2002).

  20. Finley, J, Gillette, J, Riess, J, Triolo, R, Abbas, James. Feedback signals to adjust and control standing posture (2002).

  21. Gillette, J, Quick, N, Finley, J, Abbas, James. Postural Effects of Foot Placement During FNS-Assisted Standing (2002).

  22. J Riess, James Abbas. Adaptive Control of Cyclic Movements as Muscles Fatigue Using Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation. IEEE Trans. Rehab. Eng (2001).

  23. James Abbas, J Gillette. Approaches to Control Standing Posture using Electrical Stimulation. IEEE Control Systems Mag (2001).

  24. James Abbas, R Riener. Using Mathematical Models and Advanced Control Systems Techniques to Enhance Neuroprosthesis Function. Neuromodulation (2001).

  25. R Jung, E Brauer, James Abbas. Real-time Interaction Between a Neuromorphic Electronic Circuit and the Spinal Cord. IEEE Trans. Rehab. Eng (2001).

  26. Gillette, J, Riess, J, Abbas, James. Comparison of FNS-assisted and Able-bodied Quiet Stance (2001).

  27. Hartman, E, Triolo, R, Abbas, James. Adaptive Linearization of Agonist/Antogonist Muscle Systems (2001).

  28. Ou, J, Riess, J, Abbas, James. Adaptive Control of Cyclic Movements in a Multi-segment System (2001).

  29. Thota, A, Jung, R, Abbas, James. Adaptive control of endpoint position by weighted activation of force fields (2001).

  30. E Stites, James Abbas. Sensitivity and Versatility of an Adaptive System for Controlling Cyclic Movements Using Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation. IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng (2000).

  31. J Riess, James Abbas. Adaptive Neural Network Control of Cyclic Movements Using Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation. IEEE Trans. Rehab. Eng (2000).

  32. Book chapter: Abbas, James (Author) . Neural Networks for Physiological Control. CRC Handbook of Biomedical Engineering. CRC Press, Inc (2000).

  33. Book chapter: Abbas, James (Author) ,Full, R J (Author) . Neuromechanical Interaction in Cyclic Movements. Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement. Springer-Verlag (2000).

  34. Book chapter: Jayasundera, S P (Author) ,Abbas, James (Author) . Control of Rhythmic Movements using FNS. Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement. Springer-Verlag (2000).

  35. Gillette, J, Riess, J, Schwarting, A, McCrory, J, Abbas, James. Standing Posture During Functional Tasks: Effect of Foot Placement and Implications for FNS Standing (2000).

  36. Grandhe, S, Abbas, James, Jung, R. Periodic perturbation effects on locomotor rhythm and motor pattern generation in the lamprey (2000).

  37. Hartman, E, Riess, J, Triolo, R, Abbas, James. A Real-time Simulation System to Evaluate User-Device Interaction: An Application for Development of FNS Control Systems (2000).

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Presentations

  1. Lynskey, J, Belanger, A, Kanchiku, T, Venkatasubramanian, G, Mukherjee, M, Thota, A, Abbas, James, Jung, R Therapeutic Neuromuscular Stimulation Therapy Improves Recovery of Locomotion after Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury in Adult Rats. 11th International Symposium on Neural Regeneration, Asilomar, CA. (Dec 2005).
  2. Venkatasubramanian, G, Kanchiku, T, Mukherjee, M, Abbas, James, Jung, R Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation (FNS) Assisted Locomotion in a Paraplegic Rodent. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC. (Nov 2005).
  3. Abbas, James Control of standing posture using electrical stimulation in spinal cord injured individuals. Mayo/ASU Joint Research Forum, Scottsdale, AZ. (Dec 2002).
  4. Abbas, James, Jung, R Rehabilitation Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Engineering. Mayo/ASU Joint Research Forum, Scottsdale, AZ. (Dec 2002).
  5. Abbas, James Rehabilitation Engineering Research: Applications for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury. Whitaker Foundation Site Visit, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (Oct 2002).
  6. Finley, J, Gillette, J, Riess, J, Abbas, James Evaluation of postural variables for feedback in FNS standing. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Day, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. (Jun 2002).
  7. Gillette, J, Quick, N, Finley, J, Abbas, James Quantitative Assessment of FNS-assisted Standing with Alternative Foot Placements. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Day, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. (Jun 2002).
  8. Abbas, James Recovery of Cardiovascular Control in Spinal Cord Injury. Kentucky Spinal Cord and Head Injury Research Symposium, Lexington, KY. (Jun 2002).
  9. Abbas, James Advanced in Neurorehabilitation: Functional Electrical Stimulation for Standing, Exercise and Therapy after Spinal Cord Injury. annual research symposium at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN. (Jun 2002).
  10. Abbas, James Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation. 1st Annual Neurorehabilitation Symposium. Clinical Advanced in Neurorehabilitation Science, Lexington, KY. (Sep 2001).
  11. Abbas, James Recovery of Cardiovascular Control in Spinal Cord Injury. Kentucky Spinal Cord and Head Injury Research Symposium, Louisville, KY. (Jun 2001).
  12. Finley, J, Gillette, J, Riess, J, Abbas, James Regulating the Center of Pressure While Standing. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Day, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. (Jun 2001).
  13. Gillette, J, Riess, J, Abbas, James Standing with Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation as Compared to Able-bodied Quiet Standing. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Day, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. (Jun 2001).
  14. Hartman, E, Triolo, R, Abbas, James Adaptive Linearization of Agonist/Antagonist Muscle Systems. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Day, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. (Jun 2001).
  15. Ou, J, Riess, J, Abbas, James Adaptive Control of Cyclic Movements in a Multi-Segment System Using Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Day, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. (Jun 2001).
  16. Abbas, James Adaptive Algorithms to Custom-fit the Neuroprosthesis to the User. NIPS Workshop, Breckenridge, CO. (Dec 2000).
  17. Triolo, R, Kirsch, R, Abbas, James Control of Standing by Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation. NIH Neural Prosthesis Workshop, Bethesda, MD. (Oct 2000).
  18. Abbas, James Control of Limb Position Using Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation. The Whitaker Foundation Annual Meeting, LaJolla, CA. (Aug 2000).
  19. Abbas, James, Riess, J, Gillette, J, Kataria, P, Zhang, X, Hartman, E, Ou, J Improved Control of Posture and Movement using Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Day, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. (Jun 2000).
  20. Abbas, James Bioengineering the Nervous System: approaches to investigate, replace and repair the injured spinal cord. Kentucky Spinal Cord and Head Injury Research Symposium, Lexington, KY. (Jun 2000).
  21. Sitek, A, Liberman, D, Abbas, James DBS Electrode Location and Clinical Outcomes in Parkinson's Disease. American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Boston, MA.

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Gaesser,Glenn Alan * , Abbas,James , . Monitoring Metabolic Energy Expenditure via the Prostheses of Lower Extremity Amputees. BARRON ASSOCIATES INC. (6/5/2013 - 6/5/2015).
  2. Abbas,James . Stimulation-Augmented Exercise and Neuromotor Therapy. customKYnetics (8/1/2012 - 3/31/2013).
  3. Abbas,James . Neural-Enabled Prostheses with Sensorimotor Integration. FLORIDA INTERNAT'L. UNIV (5/15/2011 - 6/30/2014).
  4. Krishnamurthi,Narayanan * Abbas,James . Exercise Training in Parkinson's disease: Neural and functional benefits. HHS-NIH-NICHD (9/1/2010 - 8/31/2012).
  5. Krishnamurthi,Narayanan * Abbas,James Willis,Wayne Tyrus . Exercise training in Parkinson's disease: Neural and functional benefits. HHS-NIH-NICHD (9/23/2008 - 2/28/2013).
  6. Krishnamurthi,Narayanan * Abbas,James . Improving Orthostatic Tolerance After Spinal Cord Injury. PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA (7/1/2008 - 12/31/2010).
  7. Jung,Ranu * Abbas,James . Promoting Plasticity after Spinal Cord Injury using Neuromuscular Stimulation. SFAz (7/1/2008 - 12/31/2009).
  8. Jung,Ranu * Abbas,James Bakkaloglu,Bertan Horch,Kenneth W. Kiaei,Sayfe Phillips,Stephen M Santello,Marco Santello,Marco . Neural-Enabled Prostheses with Sensorimotor Integration. HHS-NIH-NIBIB (9/30/2007 - 12/31/2010).
  9. Bakkaloglu,Bertan * Abbas,James . Stimulation-Autmented Exercise and Neuromotor Therapy. customKYnetics (5/1/2006 - 10/30/2007).
  10. Bakkaloglu,Bertan * Abbas,James Matt,Kathleen Sharon . Adaptive Stimulator for Exercise and Rehabilitation. customKYnetics (10/1/2005 - 7/31/2009).
  11. Jung,Ranu * Abbas,James Razdan,Anshuman Razdan,Anshuman Razdan,Anshuman . CRCNS: Modeling Neuromusculoskeletal Alterations after Spinal Cord Injury. HHS-NIH-NINDS (8/15/2005 - 5/31/2010).
  12. Jung,Ranu * , Abbas,James , Castillo-Chavez,Carlos , Crook,Sharon Marie , Crook,Sharon Marie , Garcia,Antonio Agustin , Joshi,Lokesh , Kuang,Yang , Phillips,Stephen M , Razdan,Anshuman , Santello,Marco , Wang,Joseph , Wang,Joseph , . Catalyst: Center for Excellence in Adaptive Neuro-Biomechatronic Systems (CEANS). NSF-SBE (8/15/2005 - 1/31/2009).
  13. Abbas,James * Downing,Andrea . Force Modulation Training in Children with CP. HHS-NIH-NINDS (8/1/2005 - 8/31/2008).
  14. Abbas,James * Downing,Andrea . Force Modulation Training in Children with CP. HHS-NIH-NINDS (8/1/2005 - 7/31/2006).
  15. Abbas,James * Jung,Ranu . Adaptive Electrical Stimulation for Locomotor Retraining. HHS-NIH-NICHD (7/1/2005 - 4/30/2011).
  16. Bakkaloglu,Bertan * Abbas,James Sugar,Thomas . Neturomorphic Control System for Powered Limb Splints. AdveNsys, LLC (8/1/2004 - 3/31/2008).
  17. Abbas,James * . Preparatory Adjustments for Improved Standing with FNS. HHS-NIH-NICHD (2/1/2004 - 1/31/2005).
  18. Jung,Ranu * Abbas,James . A RODENT MODEL FOR LOCOMOTOR TRAINING WITH FNS. HHS-NIH-NICHD (1/17/2002 - 6/30/2006).
  19. He,Jiping * Abbas,James Gerritsen,Karin G Hoppensteadt,Frank Jung,Ranu Marzke,Mary Marzke,Robert F Razdan,Anshuman Razdan,Anshuman Reed,Kaye E Santello,Marco Satterlie,Richard A Stelmach,George Edward Sweeney,James David Willis,Wayne Tyrus Yamaguchi,Gary Tad Young,Dennis L . IGERT: MUSCULOSKELETAL & NEURAL ADAPTATIONS IN FORM & FUNCTION. NSF-EHR (6/30/2000 - 7/31/2008).

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Service

  1. Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Chapter Review (2005 - present)
  2. NIH: National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, Special Study Section, Study Section Member (proposal review panel) (2005 - present)
  3. NIH: Medical Rehabilitation Special Study Section, Study Section Member (proposal review panel) (2004 - present)
  4. Dept. of Education, National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research, RERC, Study Section Member (proposal review panel for Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers) (2004 - present)
  5. Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America Conference, Conference Paper Review (2004 - present)
  6. Internal Functional Electrical Stimulation Society Annual Conference, Conference Paper Review (2004 - present)
  7. NIH: Brain Disorders and Clinical Neurosciences-1 Study Section, Study Section Member (proposal review panel) (2004 - present)
  8. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation, Manuscript Review (2004 - present)
  9. IEEE/EMBS Conference, Cancun, Mexico., Functional Electrical Stimulation Session, Session Co-Chair (2003 - present)
  10. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Manuscript Review (2003 - present)
  11. Dept. of Education, National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research, FIR Panel, Study Section Member (proposal review panel) (2003 - present)
  12. Department of Veterans Affairs, Rehabilitation Research & Development, Study Section Member (proposal review panel) (2003 - present)
  13. The National Academies, Proposal Review (2003 - present)
  14. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, Associate Editor (2003 - present)
  15. Research Day Planning and Organization, Member (2000 - present)
  16. Harrington Department of Bioengineering, Safety Committee, Committee Member (2005 - 2007)
  17. Harrington Department of Bioengineering, Personnel Committee, Committee Member (2003 - 2006)
  18. Rehabiliation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA), SIG Chair (2000 - 2006)
  19. International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society, Treasurer (2002 - 2004)
  20. Harrington Department of Bioengineering, BioMEMS Search Committee, Committee Member (2003 - 2004)
  21. Harrington Department of Bioengineering, Biomechanics Search Committee, Committee Member (2003 - 2004)
  22. Harrington Department of Bioengineering, Motor Control Search Committee, Committee Member (2003 - 2004)
  23. Harrington Department of Bioengineering, Neuroprosthesis Search Committee, Chair (2003 - 2004)
  24. Annual Conference of the Internal Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS), Scientific Program Committee Member (2003)
  25. Biomedical Sciences Panel of the Graduate Council Committee on Fellowships and Traineeships, Member (2000 - 2002)
  26. Functional Electrical Stimulation Session, Joint EMBS/BMES Conference, Houston, TX, Session Co-Chair (2002)
  27. Multi-disciplinary Spinal Cord Injury Research Committee, Chair (2001 - 2002)
  28. Research Committee, Chair (2001 - 2002)
  29. Doctoral Program Advisory Board, Member (2000 - 2002)
  30. Internal Advisory Board, Member (2000 - 2002)
  31. Search Committee for Endowed Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Member (2000 - 2002)
  32. Educational Program Development Committee, Member (1997 - 2002)
  33. Research Program Development Committee, Member (1997 - 2002)
  34. Consumer Advisory Board, Technology Subcommittee, Member (1995 - 2002)
  35. Biomedical Engineering Career Awards, National Science Foundation, Review Panel Member (2001)
  36. Biomedical Engineering Research to Aid Persons with Disabilities Panel, National Science Foundation, Member (2001)
  37. Integrative Biology and Neuroscience,National Science Foundation, Ad-hoc Reviewer (2001)
  38. Search Committee for New Faculty, Chair (2001)
  39. Multi-disciplinary Spinal Cord Injury Research Committee, Member (1997 - 2001)
  40. Research Committee, Member (1996 - 2001)

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