JAKE J ABBOTT portrait
  • Adjunct Professor, School Of Computing
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering
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Professional Service

  • Role: Member. Entity: NIH Center for Scientific Review Bioengineering, Technology, and Surgical Sciences (BTSS) Study Section. 2019 - 2023
  • Entity: International Journal of Robotics Research Associate Editor. 2017 - present
  • Entity: IEEE Transactions on Robotics Associate Editor. 2014 - 2020
  • Role: Member. Entity: National Science Foundation Second Roadmapping Workshop on US Medical and Healthcare Robotics, University of Southern California. 2012 - 2012
  • Entity: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation Associate Editor. 2012 - 2012
  • IEEE. Session Chair, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: Micromanipulation, San Francisco, September 2011. 2011 - 2011

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award: Outstanding Reviewer for the period 2015-2019. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2020
  • Finalist, Best ToH Short Paper Award. IEEE Haptics Symposium, 2020
  • Best Paper Award in Medical Robotics. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2017
  • Outstanding Research Award for 2014. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah, 2015
  • Finalist, Best Robotic Manipulation Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2015. 2015
  • Best Paper Award. IEEE Haptics Symposium, 2014
  • Outstanding Teaching Award 2010-2011. Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2012
  • Finalist, Best Video Award. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2010
  • Best Manipulation Paper Award. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2010
  • Finalist, Best Medical Robotics Paper Award. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2010
  • The paper "On Imaging and Localizing Untethered Intraocular Devices with a Stationary Camera," was a finalist for both the Best Paper Award and the Best Student Paper Award. IEEE Int. Conf. Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2008

Internal Service

  • Committee to Draft COE Policy on Post-tenure Review. Member, 2019 - 2020. service.
  • Executive Committee. Member, 2019 - present. service.
  • Design and Manufacturing Faculty Search Committee. Chair, 2015 - 2016. service.
  • Research Committee. Member, 2015 - 2016. service.
  • External Relations Committee. 2011 - 2014. service.
  • Seminar Committee. Member, 2010 - 2014. service.
  • Strategic Planning Committee. Member, 2010 - 2019. service.

In the Media

  • KUTV News, U: Virtual Reality Treadmill Helping Spinal Cord Injury Patients. This segment features the use of the Treadport for rehabilitation of patients with incomplete spinal-cord injuries. 2011. http://www.telerobotics.utah.edu/index.php/Researc...
  • The Daily Utah Chronicle, Microrobots aid surgery . 2010.
  • Jake Abbott interviewed on the "Science to go with the show" podcast accompanying the UEN-TV SciFi Friday movie Giant Spider Invasion. 2010.