Jacob Anthony George, Ph.D. portrait
  • Director, Utah NeuroRobotics Lab
  • Assistant Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering
  • Assistant Professor, Dept Of Physical Med & Rehab
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Core Faculty, Utah Robotics Center
  • Member, Utah Center for Neural Interfaces
  • Foundational Researcher, Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Participating Faculty, Neuroscience Program

Professional Service

  • National Institutes of Health. Role: Reviewer. Small Business: Biobehavioral Processes (BP-10) Study Section. 10/2023 - present
  • AAAS. Role: Reviewer. Science Robotics. 09/2023 - present
  • Springer Nature. Role: Reviewer. Nature Human Behaviour. 07/2023 - present
  • IEEE. Role: Reviewer. International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics. 06/2023 - present
  • National Science Foundation. Role: Reviewer. Graduate Research Fellowship Program. 01/2023 - present
  • IEEE. Role: Reviewer. Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering. 01/2023 - present
  • National Science Foundation. Role: Reviewer. Grant Review Panel. 12/2022 - 02/2023
  • IEEE. Role: Associate Editor. International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 08/2022 - 01/2023
  • University of New Brunswick. Role: Reviewer. Myoelectric Controls Symposium. 06/2022 - 08/2022
  • Elsevier. Role: Reviewer. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 02/2022 - present
  • National Institutes of Health. Role: Reviewer. Bridge2AI. 09/2021 - 11/2021
  • IEEE. Role: Associate Editor. International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 08/2021 - 01/2022
  • IEEE. Role: Reviewer. Transactions of Human-Machine Systems. 06/2021 - present
  • IEEE. Role: Reviewer. Letters in Robotics and Automation. 03/2021 - present
  • Elsevier. Role: Reviewer. Brain Stimulation. 02/2021 - present
  • IEEE. Role: Associate Editor. Engineering Medicine & Biology – Neural Engineering. 12/2020 - 04/2021
  • Springer Nature. Role: Reviewer. Journal of Bionic Engineering. 10/2020 - present
  • IOPscience. Role: Reviewer. Journal of Neural Engineering. 09/2020 - present
  • Springer Nature. Role: Reviewer. Health and Technology. 06/2020 - present
  • Springer Nature. Role: Reviewer. Journal of NeuroEngineering & Rehabilitation. 05/2020 - present
  • IEEE. Role: Reviewer. Engineering Medicine & Biology. 02/2020 - present
  • Springer Nature. Role: Reviewer. Scientific Reports. 02/2020 - present
  • Elsevier. Role: Reviewer. Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering. 01/2020 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Awardee, Distinguished Faculty Award, Meta. 03/2024
  • Plenary Speaker, NIH StrokeNet Grant Rounds, National Institutes of Health. 01/2024
  • Awardee, I-Corps Award, Univ Utah. 10/2023
  • Awardee, Innovator of the Year Award, Univ Utah. 10/2023
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Endowed Gould Lecture Series, Univ Utah. 09/13/2023
  • Awardee, Outstanding ECE Teaching Award, Univ Utah. 08/2023
  • Top 5 Research Expenditures for 2022-2023 (#5: $684,358), ECE, Univ. Utah. 08/2023
  • Awardee, Top 15% Instructor for Fall 2022, College of Engineering, Univ Utah. 08/2023
  • Invited Panelist, Brain and Medicine 2022 . Mixit Network, 12/01/2022
  • Invited Speaker, 10th Annual Vitae, Senior Vice President for Univ Utah Health Research. University of Utah, 12/01/2022
  • Invited Speaker, NCMRR Rehabilitation Speaker Series. National Institutes of Health, 11/18/2022
  • Invited Speaker, BioHive Summit. BioHive, 11/10/2022
  • Invited Panelist, “Engaging Investors in your GAP Program” . Covergence Conference, 10/20/2022
  • Awardee, ECE Junior Faculty Rising Star Award. University of Utah, 08/2022
  • Awardee, Top 15% Instructor for Fall 2021, College of Engineering. University of Utah, 08/2022
  • Awardee, "30 Under 30". Forbes, 12/2021
  • Awardee, Outstanding Trainee: Post-Doctoral Award. Association for Clinical and Translational Science, 01/2021
  • Awardee, Postdoctoral Trainee Professional Development Award. Society for Neuroscience, 12/2020
  • Awardee, NIH Director’s Early Independence Award. National Institutes of Health, 10/2020
  • First Place, Student Paper Competition. IEEE Engineering Medicine and Biology Society, 07/23/2020
  • Finalist & North American Representative, Student Paper Competition. IEEE Engineering Medicine and Biology Society, 06/11/2020
  • Awardee, TL1 NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship. National Institutes of Health, 01/2020
  • Finalist, Promising Young Investigator Award. Ripple Neuro LLC, 09/2019
  • Invited Guest, 2019 Dean’s Honorary Breakfast. University of Utah, 08/2019
  • University Candidate, NIH Director's Early Independence Award (DP5). University of Utah, 08/2019
  • Union Scholarship for Military Volunteerism. University of Utah, 04/2019
  • Certified Mentor, Research Mentor Development Program. University of Utah, 12/2018
  • Invited Guest, 2018 Dean’s Honorary Breakfast. University of Utah, 08/2018
  • Awardee, Graduate Student Travel Assistance Award. University of Utah, 06/2018
  • First Place, Podium Presentation. Utah Bioengineering Conference, 12/2017
  • Panelist, Press Conference. Society for Neuroscience, 11/2017
  • Awardee, Trainee Professional Development Award. Society for Neuroscience, 11/2017
  • Invited Guest, 2017 Dean’s Honorary Breakfast. University of Utah, 08/2017
  • Alternate Awardee, Predoctoral Fellowship. Ford Foundation, 04/2017
  • Third Place, Podium Presentation. Utah Bioengineering Conference, 12/2016
  • Honorary Guest, Fellowships Award Banquet. University of Utah, 10/2016
  • Awardee, Distinguished Scholar. The University of Texas at Austin, 05/2016
  • Department Nominee, School of Engineering Outstanding Leader. The University of Texas at Austin, 05/2016
  • Sole Recipient, Biomedical Engineering Student Leadership Award. The University of Texas at Austin, 05/2016
  • Awardee, Distinguished Scholar. The University of Texas at Austin, 05/2016
  • Awardee, Endowed Presidential Scholar . The University of Texas at Austin, 05/2016
  • First Place, Digital Image Processing Design Contest. The University of Texas at Austin, 12/2015
  • Endowed Presidential Scholarship. The University of Texas at Austin, 08/2015
  • Department Nominee, Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award. The University of Texas at Austin, 05/2015
  • Awardee, Endowed Presidential Scholar. The University of Texas at Austin, 05/2015
  • First Place, Embedded Systems Design Contest. The University of Texas at Austin, 05/2014
  • Awardee, Distinguished Scholar. The University of Texas at Austin, 05/2014
  • Zimmerman Scholar. Heritage Classic Foundation, 05/2012
  • Student Scholar. Society of Experimental Test Pilots, 05/2012
  • Engineering Honors Scholarship. The University of Texas at Austin, 02/2012

Internal Service

  • Hospital Space Committee, PM&R. Member, 08/2023 - present. Department service.
  • Executive Research Committee, PM&R. Member, 08/2023 - present. Department service.
  • Advancement Tour of Next-Generation Prosthetics, PM&R. Tour Leader, 08/2023 - 10/2023. Department service.
  • Advancement Tour of Assistive & Rehabilitative Technology, PM&R. Tour Leader, 08/2023 - 08/2023. Department service.
  • Utah Asia Campus Summer Visit, ECE. Lab Host, 07/2023 - 08/2023. Department service.
  • Faculty Search, Occupational Therapy. Interviewer, 06/2023 - 07/2023. University service.
  • Rising Stars in Neuroscience Symposium, Neurobiology. Student Mentor, 04/2023 - 05/2023. University service.
  • Graduate Pay Committee, ECE. Member, 03/2023 - 05/2023. Department service.
  • Robotics Faculty Search, Mechanical Engineering. Interviewer, 02/2023 - 02/2023. University service.
  • Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Graduate School. Reviewer, 02/2023 - 02/2023. University service.
  • Executive Research Committee, PM&R. Member, 01/2023 - present. Department service.
  • Donor Family Tour of Rehabilitation Robotics. Tour Leader, 12/2022 - 12/2022. University service.
  • Endowed Chair Faculty Search, Anesthesiology. Interviewer, 11/2022 - 11/2022. University service.
  • Peripheral Nerve Faculty Search, Neurosurgery. Interviewer, 08/2022 - 08/2022. University service.
  • Joint Spousal Faculty Hire, ECE & Bioinformatics. Interviewer, 07/2022 - present. University service.
  • Advancement Director Search, PM&R. Interviewer, 07/2022 - 07/2022. Department service.
  • Utah Asia Campus Summer Visit, ECE. Lab Host, 07/2022 - 07/2022. Department service.
  • Faculty Search, Scientific Computing Institute. Interviewer, 06/2022 - 06/2022. University service.
  • Neural Engineering Faculty Search, Biomedical Engineering. Faculty Host, 04/2022 - present. University service.
  • Neural Engineering Faculty Search, Biomedical Engineering. Interviewer, 04/2022 - 04/2022. University service.
  • Manufacturing Faculty Search, Mechanical Engineering. Interviewer, 03/2022 - present. University service.
  • Faculty Search, Neurobiology. Interviewer, 03/2022 - 03/2022. University service.
  • Robotics Faculty Search, School of Computing. Interviewer, 02/2022 - 02/2022. University service.
  • Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program. Faculty Member, 01/2022 - present. University service.
  • Bioinstrumentation Track, ECE. Contributing Developer, 01/2022 - present. Department service.
  • Virtual Graduate Open House, Electrical & Computer Engineering. Volunteer, 12/2021 - 12/2021. Department service.
  • Engineering Day. Volunteer, 11/2021 - 11/2021. College service.
  • Faculty Search Committee, Health & Kinesiology. Member, 09/2021 - 03/2022. University service.
  • Graduate Committee, Electrical & Computer Engineering. Member, 08/2021 - present. Department service.
  • Graduate Neural Engineering Program. Liaison , 08/2021 - present. College service.
  • MD-PhD Program in Electrical & Computer Engineering. ECE Program Lead, 08/2021 - present. University service.
  • Utah Asia Campus Summer Visit, Electrical & Computer Engineering. Host, 07/2021 - 07/2021. Department service.
  • Resident Research Happy Hour, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Host, 06/2021 - 06/2021. Department service.
  • NeuroRobotics Technology Showcase, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Host, 04/2021 - 04/2021. Department service.
  • Graduate Robotics Track, Electrical & Computer Engineering. Track Developer, 02/2021 - 08/2022. College service.
  • Undergrad Robotics Track, Electrical & Computer Engineering. Track Developer, 02/2021 - 04/2022. Department service.
  • Undergrad Neural Engineering Track, Electrical & Computer Engineering. Track Developer, 02/2021 - 04/2022. Department service.
  • Robotics Faculty Search, Mechanical Engineering. Interviewer, 02/2021 - 02/2021. University service.
  • Model Systems Planning Group. Member, 12/2020 - 03/2021. Department service.
  • Research Committee, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Member, 10/2020 - present. Department service.
  • Robotics Center. Core Faculty, 10/2020 - present. University service.
  • Craig H. Neilsen Research Space Design Committee. Member, 10/2020 - present. University service.
  • Center for Neural Interfaces. Faculty Member, 10/2020 - present. University service.
  • Middle School Teacher Summer Institute on “Engineering Solutions for Better Health”, Genetic Science Learning Center. Educational Instructor, 06/2020 - 11/2023. University service.
  • Engineering Medicine and Biology, University of Utah Student Chapter. President & Founder, 09/2019 - 05/2020. University service.
  • Undergraduate Research Symposium, Office of Undergraduate Research. Poster Judge, 05/2019 - 05/2020. University service.
  • Graduate Women in Biomedical Engineering (GWBE), Biomedical Engineering. Member/Advocate, 08/2018 - 05/2020. Department service.
  • Graduate Student Advisory Committee, Biomedical Engineering. Co-president, 08/2018 - 05/2020. Department service.
  • Engineering College Student Council. BME Representative, 08/2018 - 05/2020. College service.
  • Department Seminar Series, Biomedical Engineering. Co-organizer/Recruiter, 08/2018 - 03/2019. Department service.
  • Graduate School Application Panel. Invited Speaker, 08/2018 - 08/2018. College service.
  • Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Fellowship Workshop. Founder & Director, 05/2017 - 10/2020. University service.
  • Recruitment Weekend, Biomedical Engineering. Volunteer, 08/2016 - 05/2020. Department service.
  • Graduate Student Advisory Committee, Biomedical Engineering. Member, 08/2016 - 05/2020. Department service.
  • Tenure Review Committee, Bioengineering. Student Chair, 08/2016 - 08/2018. Department service.
  • Graduate Recruitment Weekend Committee, Bioengineering. Student Chair, 08/2016 - 08/2017. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • Meta (Facebook) Reality Labs. 09/2021 - present
  • Crestron Electronics. 08/2021 - present
  • Espiritu Design. 06/2021 - present
  • Tetradapt. 02/2021 - present
  • Myomo. 10/2020 - present
  • TASKA Prosthetics. 01/2018 - present
  • Fillauer - Motion Control. 01/2018 - present
  • DEKA Research & Development. 02/2017 - present
  • Blackrock Neurotech. 08/2016 - present
  • Ripple Neuro. 08/2016 - present

Outreach

  • Lab Presentation, DIY Fest, Craft Lake City. 08/2023 - 09/2023
  • Tour Leader, Prospective Medical Students Tour, School of Medicine, Univ Utah . 12/2022 - 12/2022
  • Lab Host & Volunteer, Hi-Gear Summer Camp, College of Engineering, Univ Utah. 06/2022 - 06/2022
  • Host, Job Shadow Day, Canyons School District. 03/2022 - 03/2022
  • Invited Alumni Speaker, Alpha Eta Mu Beta Honor Society, Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin. 02/2022 - 02/2022
  • Presenter, Univ Utah Exhibit, Silicon Slopes Tech Summit. 10/2021 - 10/2021
  • Presenter, “Engineering Day”, University of Utah. 09/2021 - 09/2021
  • Presenter, Univ Utah Exhibit, Silicon Slopes Tech Summit. 02/2021 - 02/2021
  • Organizer & Volunteer, Utah Brain Awareness Week. 03/2020 - 03/2020
  • Poster Judge, University of Utah Undergraduate Research Symposium. 08/01/2019 - 08/01/2019
  • Assistant Organizer & Volunteer, University of Utah Rehabilitation Engineering Day. 06/22/2019 - 06/22/2019
  • Tour Leader, American Preparatory Academy Neural Interfaces Lab Tour. 05/03/2019 - 05/03/2019
  • Organizer & Volunteer, Utah Brain Awareness Week. 03/11/2019 - 03/17/2019
  • Invited Speaker, Graduate School Application Panel. 09/2018 - 09/2018
  • Outreach Volunteer, Engineering Scholars Program (ESP). 08/2017 - 08/2018

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