Frontiers Conference at the University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh researchers play a leading role in a White House conference, co-hosted by Pitt and Carnegie Mellon, on the future of innovation.

Joe Samosky

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
  • Director of Research and Development for Healthcare Simulation, WISER


Samosky’s research interests involve developing new techniques and technologies for medical simulation by defining and translating clinical experience and instructional goals into design ideas and new system features. His ultimate goal is better medical training with reduced risk and discomfort to patients and better outcomes for all.

Samosky is especially interested in embedded intelligent systems, sensor and actuator systems, biomimetic materials, anatomic and physiological modeling methods, audio interfaces, and other features that contribute to enhancing the perception of human "presence" in a simulator, such as vocal interaction, head motion, and facial realism and expression. He is also interested in ways that sensor-rich medical simulators can be used as sophisticated performance measurement tools, helping to quantify and improve performance across scales from the individual trainee to entire integrated patient care systems.