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Joseph Cusumano

Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Engineering Science and Mechanics

305D Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

jpc3@psu.edu

814-865-3179

Research Areas:

Dynamic Systems, Acoustics, and Vibrations, Structural and Human Health Monitoring

Interest Areas:

Experimental and analytical methods in nonlinear dynamics with applications to: the dynamics and stability of solids, structures, and electromechanical devices; human movement; and machinery failure prediction.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 1979
  • Sc.M., Applied Mathematics, Brown University, 1982
  • Ph D, Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Cornell University, 1990

Publications

Parts of Book

  • Joseph P Cusumano and D. Chelidze, 2005, Phase Space Warping: A Dynamical System Approach to Diagnostics and Prognostics, Springer,, Dordrecht, Netherlands, pp. 183-189

Journal Articles

  • Jonathan B Dingwell, Mandy M Salinas and Joseph P Cusumano, 2017, "Increased Gait Variability May Not Imply Impaired Stride-To-Stride Control of Walking in Healthy Older Adults", Gait and Posture, 55
  • Joby John, Jonathan B Dingwell and Joseph P Cusumano, 2016, "Error Correction and the Structure of Inter-Trial Fluctuations in a Redundant Movement Task", PLOS Computational Biology, 12, (9), pp. 30
  • Nicole K Bohnsack-McLagan, Joseph P Cusumano and Jonathan B Dingwell, 2016, "Adaptability of stride-to-stride control of stepping movements in human walking", Journal of Biomechanics, 49, (2)
  • J. B. Dingwell and Joseph P Cusumano, 2015, "Identifying Stride-To-Stride Control Strategies in Human Treadmill Walking", PLOS ONE, 10, (4), pp. 27
  • Nicholas W Sterling, Joseph P Cusumano, Noam Shaham, Stephen J Piazza, Guodong Liu, Lan Kong, Guangwei Du, Mechelle M Lewis and Xuemei Huang, 2015, "Dopaminergic Modulation of Arm Swing During Gait Among Parkinson's Disease Patients", Journal of Parkinson's Disease, 5, (1)
  • Joseph P Cusumano, A. Roy and Q. Li, 2015, "Damage Dynamics, Rate Laws, and Failure Statistics via Hamilton's Principle", Meccanica, 50
  • Joseph P Cusumano, Joseph M. Mahoney and Jonathan B Dingwell, 2014, "The Dynamical Analysis of Inter-Trial Fluctuations Near Goal Equivalent Manifolds", Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 826, pp. 22
  • Joseph P Cusumano and Jonathan B. Dingwell, 2013, "Movement Variability Near Goal Equivalent Manifolds: Fluctuations, Control, and Model-Based Analysis", Human Movement Science, 32, (5), pp. 899-923
  • J. B. Dingwell, R. F. Smallwood and Joseph P Cusumano, 2013, "Trial-to-trial dynamics and learning in a generalized, redundant reaching task", 109, (1), pp. 225-237
  • Xuemei Huang, Joseph M. Mahoney, Mechelle M. Lewis, Guangwei Du, Stephen J. Piazza and Joseph P Cusumano, 2012, "Both coordination and symmetry of arm swing are reduced in Parkinson's disease", Gait & Posture, 35, (3), pp. 373-377
  • J. B. Dingwell and Joseph P Cusumano, 2010, "Re-Interpreting Detrended Fluctuation Analyses of Stride-To-Stride Variability in Human Walking", Gait & Posture, 32, (3), pp. 348-353
  • J. B. Dingwell, J. John and Joseph P Cusumano, 2010, "Do Humans Optimally Exploit Redundancy to Control Step Variability in Walking?", PLoS Comput Biol, 6, (7), pp. e1000856
  • K. Jordan, J. H. Challis, Joseph P Cusumano and K. M. Newell, 2009, "Local Dynamic Stability and the Time-Dependent Structure of Gait Variability in Walking and Running", Human Movement Science, 28, (1), pp. 113-128
  • L. J. Passmore, O. O. Awaldekarim and Joseph P Cusumano, 2009, "High-Sensitivity Tracking of MOSFET Damage Using Dynamic-Mode Transient Measurements", IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 59, (6), pp. 1734-1742
  • Aaron Raftery, Joseph P Cusumano and Dagmar Sternad, 2008, "Chaotic Frequency Scaling in a Coupled Oscillator Model for Free Rhythmic Actions", Neural Computation, 20, pp. 205-226
  • Joseph P Cusumano and P. Cesari, 2006, "Body-Goal Variability Mapping in an Aiming Task", Biological Cybernetics, 94, (5), pp. 367-379
  • D. Chelidze and Joseph P Cusumano, 2006, "Phase Space Warping: Nonlinear Time Series Analysis for Slowly Drifting Systems", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London, Series A, special issue on Control of Chaos: Its Suppression, Enhancement, and Exploitation in Mechanical Systems, 364, pp. 2495-2513

Conference Proceedings

  • Davis Evans, Corina S Drapaca and Joseph P Cusumano, 2017, "A Piecewise-Linear Model of Intracranial Pressure Dynamics", Elsevier, 199
  • Davis Evans, Corina S Drapaca and Joseph P Cusumano, 2017, "A Mechano-Hydraulic Model of Intracranial Pressure Dynamics", Society of Experimental Mechanics
  • Jonathan B Dingwell and Joseph P Cusumano, 2017, "Multi-Objective Control of Lateral Stepping While Walking", pp. 2
  • Jonathan B Dingwell and Joseph P Cusumano, 2017, "Step-to-Step Regulation of Walking Movements Is Redundant, Multi-Objective, and Adaptable", pp. 2
  • Jonathan B Dingwell, Joseph P Cusumano, Jonathan H Rylander and Jason M Wilken, 2016, "Frontal Plane Stepping Control And Lateral Balance In Human Walking", pp. 2
  • D Evans, C Drapaca and J P Cusumano, 2016, "Dynamics and Bifurcations in Low-Dimensional Models of Intracranial Pressure", Springer International Publishing Switzerland, pp. 10
  • D Evans, C Drapaca and J P Cusumano, 2016, "A Mechano-Hydraulic Model of Intracranial Pressure Dynamics", pp. 7
  • D Evans, C Drapaca and J P Cusumano, 2016, "A Mechano-Hydraulic Model of Intracranial Pressure Dynamics", pp. 9
  • Jonathan B Dingwell, Mandy M Salinas and Joseph P Cusumano, 2015, "Stride-to-Stride Control of Treadmill Walking in Healthy Elderly", pp. 2
  • Jonathan H Rylander, Joseph P Cusumano, Jason M Wilkens and Jonathan B Dingwell, 2015, "Frontal Plane Stepping Control in Persons with Transtibial Amputation", pp. 2
  • Navendu Patil and Joseph P Cusumano, 2013, "Information-theoretic characterization of bifurcations in nonlinear dynamical systems with noise", ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences
  • Arjun Roy and Joseph P Cusumano, 2013, "A numerical averaging algorithm for rapid simulation of multiscale damage dynamics", ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences
  • Joseph P Cusumano and Q. Li, 2010, "Couple Field Damage Dynamics via Hamilton's Principle", Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, pp. DETC2010-29078
  • Joseph P Cusumano, 2008, "Nonlinear Modal Interactions and Low Order Modeling of a Kicked Flexible Rod", Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 7, (1)
  • Joby John and Joseph P Cusumano, 2007, "Inter-Trial Dynamics of Repeated Skilled Movements", Proceedings of the ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2007

Abstracts

  • Jonathan Dingwell and Joseph P Cusumano, , "Multi-Objective Control of Lateral Foot Placement While Walking", pp. 1
  • Joseph P Cusumano, Connor J. Smith and Jonathan Dingwell, , "Modeling a Shuffleboard Machine That Regulates Motor Noise Like a Human", pp. 1

Manuscripts

  • S G Abaimov and J P Cusumano, 2014, "Nucleation phenomena in an annealed damage model: Statistics of times to failure", 90, (6), pp. 12

Other

  • Joseph M. Mahoney, Jonathan B. Dingwell and Joseph P Cusumano, 2014, "Error Correction Alone Does Not Capture Behavior in a Virtual Shuffleboard Experiment", pp. 2
  • Joseph P Cusumano, Joseph M. and Jonathan B. Dingwell, 2014, "Simple Optimal Control Models Explain Observed Human Motor Variability", pp. 2
  • Navendu S. Patil and Joseph P Cusumano, 2014, "Information-Theoretic Complexity of the Noisy Duffing Oscillator", pp. 2
  • Joseph P Cusumano, 2014, "(Mis)adventures in Artful Chaos", pp. 2
  • Nicole K. Bohnsack, Joseph P Cusumano and Jonathan B. Dingwell, 2013, "Determining how humans regulate variability during Walking"
  • Joseph P Cusumano and Jonathan B. Dingwell, 2013, "On the Role of Perception in Regulating Stride-to-Stride Walking Dynamics"
  • Jonathan B. Dingwell and Joseph P Cusumano, 2013, "Preserved Stride-to-Stride Control in Healthy Elderly Despite Increased Locomotor Variability"
  • Jonathan B. Dingwell and Joseph P Cusumano, 2013, "Increased Gait Variability May Not Imply Impaired Stride-to-Strice Control in Healthy Elderly"
  • Jonathan B. Dingwell, Rachel F. Smallwood and Joseph P Cusumano, 2012, "Goal-Equivalent Trial-to-Trial Control of a Generalized, Redundant Reaching Task"
  • Hung P. Nguyen, Rachel F. Smallwood, Joseph P Cusumano and Jonathan B. Dingwell, 2012, "Learning goal-equivalent trial-to-trial control strategies for performing redundant reaching tasks"
  • Jonathan B. Dingwell and Joseph P Cusumano, 2012, "Increased variability does not imply impaired control: Stride-to-stride fluctuation dynamics of walking in healthy young and elderly subjects"
  • Arjun Roy and Joseph P Cusumano, 2012, "Numerical simulations of a multi-scale damage model using the method of averaging"
  • Arjun Roy and Joseph P Cusumano, 2012, "Coupling Between Failure-Time Variability and Macro-Strain Distributions in a Multiscale Damage Model"
  • J. Dingwell, N. Bohnsack and Joseph P Cusumano, 2012, "Simple Predictive Models Reveal Step-To-Step Control of Walking"
  • H. Nguyen, Joseph P Cusumano and J. Dingwell, 2012, "Modeling Intra-Trial Variability of a Redundant Planar Reaching Task"
  • Joseph P Cusumano, Joby John and Jonathan B. Dingwell, 2010, "People Walking on Treadmills Control Speed, Not Position"
  • Jonathan B. Dingwell and Joseph P Cusumano, 2010, "DFA Exponents May Not Mean What You Think They Do"
  • Jonathan B. Dingwell and Joseph P Cusumano, 2010, "Stride-to-Stride Control Strategies for Walking Revealed by Goal-Directed Variability Analyses"
  • Lucas Passmore, Joseph P Cusumano and Osama O. Awaldekarim, 2010, "Damage Assessment Via Eigen-Transient Analysis of MOSFET Devices", pp. USNCTAM2010-956
  • Jonathan Dingwell, Joby John and Joseph P Cusumano, 2010, "Exploiting Redundancy to Control Step Variability in Human Treadmill Walking: Experiments and Modeling", pp. USNCTAM2010-918
  • Joby John and Joseph P Cusumano, 2010, "Inter-Trial Dynamics In A Virtual Shuffleboard Experiment", pp. USNCTAM2010-1134
  • Joseph P Cusumano and Joby John, 2010, "Stability and Variability Generation in Inter-Trial Task Dynamics", pp. USNCTAM2010-1199
  • Joseph P Cusumano, Arjun Roy, Jonathan S. Pitt and Sergey G. Abaimov, 2010, "Simulated Space-Time Failure Statistics for a New Coupled-Field Damage Model", pp. USNCTAM2010-1350
  • Sergey G. Abaimov, Arjun Roy and Joseph P Cusumano, 2010, "Multiscale Damage Evolution as a Nucleation Phenomenon", pp. USNCTAM2010-1351
  • Jonathan B. Dingwell, Joby John and Joseph P Cusumano, 2009, "Computational Models of Goal Equivalent Control in Human Treadmill Walking"
  • Joby John and Joseph P Cusumano, 2009, "Effect of Passive Sensitivity on Goal-Level Variability in a Shuffleboard Task"
  • Jonathan B. Dingwell and Joseph P Cusumano, 2009, "Re-Interpreting the So-Called "Fractal" Structure of Stride-to-Stride Variability in Human Walking"
  • Jonathan B. Dingwell, Joby John and Joseph P Cusumano, 2009, "Stochastic Control Models Explain How Humans Exploit Redundancy to Control Stepping Variability During Walking"
  • Jonathan B. Dingwell, Michelle A. Garel and Joseph P Cusumano, 2008, "Goal Relevant Gait Variability in Healthy Young & Elderly"
  • Joseph P Cusumano and Joby John, 2008, "Goal Equivalence and Human Movement Dynamics"
  • Joseph P Cusumano and Joby John, 2007, "Performance Variability and Task Dynamics"
  • Jonathan B. Dingwell, Michelle A. Garel and Joseph P Cusumano, 2007, "Goal Equivalent Control of Variability in Steady-State Human Treadmill Walking"
  • Jonathan B. Dingwell, Michelle A. Garel and Joseph P Cusumano, 2007, "Goal Equivalent Control of Variability in Human Walking"

Research Projects

  • May 2016 - April 2021, "Improving Lateral Stepping Control to Reduce Falls in the Elderly," (Sponsor: National Institute on Aging).
  • May 2016 - April 2021, "Improving Lateral Stepping Control to Reduce Falls in the Elderly," (Sponsor: National Institute on Aging).
  • September 2017 - May 2019, "Negotiating Competing Task Goals While Walking in Young and Older Adults," (Sponsor: National Institute on Aging).
  • September 2017 - May 2019, "Negotiating Competing Task Goals While Walking in Young and Older Adults," (Sponsor: National Institute on Aging).
  • June 2017 - August 2017, "Design and Implementation of a 3D Virtual Environment for use with Oculus Rift," (Sponsor: Multi-Campus Research Experience for Undergraduates (MC REU)).
  • June 2017 - August 2017, "A More Immersive Virtual Reality," (Sponsor: Multi-Campus Research Experience for Undergraduates (MC REU)).
  • September 2017 - December 2017, "REU Program," (Sponsor: Penn State Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT)).
  • May 2016 - August 2017, "Improving Lateral Stepping Control to Reduce Falls in the Elderly," (Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin).
  • June 2016 - August 2016, "Calculating Power Balance of a Human Driven Bicycle," (Sponsor: NSF/REU: Penn State Multicampus Research Experiences for Undergraduates).
  • June 2016 - August 2016, "Virtual Air Hockey Table as Motor Control Analysis Research Platform," (Sponsor: NSF/REU: Penn State Multicampus Research Experiences for Undergraduates).
  • June 2016 - August 2016, "Constant and Concurrent Monitoring of Biological Signals with a Wearable Computer," (Sponsor: NSF/REU: Penn State Multicampus Research Experiences for Undergraduates).
  • June 2015 - August 2015, "Economical Force Plate: Tracking Center of Pressure & Postural Stability," (Sponsor: NSF/REU: Penn State Multicampus Research Experiences for Undergraduates).
  • June 2015 - August 2015, "Assessing Gait Symmetry in Participants Walking with an AFO," (Sponsor: NSF/REU: Penn State Multicampus Research Experiences for Undergraduates).
  • September 2012 - August 2013, "Improving Step-To-Step Control of Walking in Traumatic Amputees," (Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin).
  • May 2010 - April 2011, "NSF Travel Support for Students and Young Investigators - 16th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • July 2010 - March 2011, "AFOSR Travel Support for Students and Young Investigators - 16th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics," (Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research).
  • May 2010 - April 2011, "ARO Travel Support for Students and Young Investigators - 16th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics," (Sponsor: U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command).
  • March 2010 - December 2010, "ONR Travel Support for Students and Young Investigators - 16th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics," (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research).
  • October 2006 - September 2010, "Trial-to-Trial Nonlinear Dynamics of Human Movement," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • February 2004 - January 2005, "A Dynamical Systems Approach to Damage Evolution Monitoring," (Sponsor: Miltec Corporation).

Honors and Awards

  • Second Place, Best Presentation, 2016 Penn State College of Engineering Research Symposium, April 2016
  • Distinguished Poster Award, NSF Penn State Multicampus Research Experiences for Undergraduates, August 2015
  • Best Paper Award, Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, 2013
  • Best Paper Award, Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, 2011
  • Osher Fellowship, The Exploratorium, a Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception, San Francisco, CA, July 1997 - August 1997
  • Penn State Engineering Society Outstanding Teacher Award, PSES, 1995
  • ASEE Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award, ASEE, 1992
  • Certificate of Achievement, IBM Supercomputer Competition, IBM, 1989
  • Harriet Davis Graduate Fellowship in Applied Mathematics, Cornell University, 1987 - 1988
  • Office of Naval Technologies Post-Doctoral Fellowship, ONR, 1988
  • IBM Graduate Fellowship, IBM, 1986 - 1987

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Participation in Governance Bodies and Related Activities, Other, Committee Member, Faculty Senate, Intra-University Relations Committee, September 2016 - January 2018
  • Participation in Governance Bodies and Related Activities, Other, Senator, Faculty Senate, September 2016 - January 2018
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Advisor, Bring Your Own Bicycle (BYOB), September 2016
  • Committee Work, Chairperson, Promotion and Tenure Committee, September 2016
  • Administrative Support Work, Member, AD-14 Review of Aerospace Engineering, AD-14 Review committee, January 2015 - March 2015
  • Committee Work, Chairperson, Mechanics Candidacy Exam, September 2011
  • Committee Work, Chairperson, Undergraduate Portfolio Committee, September 2009
  • Other, Judge, February 2018

Service to External Organizations:

  • Participation in Community Affairs, Committee Member, Steering Committee Member, Community Solar on State (CSOS), July 2014 - May 2016
  • Participation in Community Affairs, Board Member, Board Member, CITY-GREEN, April 2014 - September 2016
 


 

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