Taniel Winner

PhD Candidate

Georgia Tech and Emory University

NSF Graduate Research Fellow


  • BSc , Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2015
  • MSE, Robotics, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, 2016
  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech and Emory University , Atlanta, GA, in progress


I am a PhD candidate at the Emory and Georgia Tech joint Biomedical Engineering graduate program.  I joined the Neuromechanics Lab in Fall 2018 and I am currently working on machine learning models to classify and predict gait cycle states.


My general research interest involves improving the quality of life of individuals who have become physically challenged through neurological disorders. Currently, my research is focused on locomotion post-stroke. My research question asks whether it is possible to use machine learning to effectively characterize gait and furthermore predict which method of rehabilitation treatment is best for a stroke survivor to allow for optimal improvement.