Principal Investigator

Dept. of Bioengineering

Office: Bourns Hall A141

Phone: 951.827.9166


Elena Kokkoni

Dr. Kokkoni joined the Department of Bioengineering in 2018. Previously, she was at the University of Delaware where she received her postdoctoral training under the mentoring of Prof. Herbert Tanner and completed her doctorate degree under the advisement of Prof. Cole Galloway. During those years, Dr. Kokkoni was a member of the GoBabyGo! team and worked on the development and evaluation of novel interventions and technologies to promote mobility of children with motor challenges. At UCR, she aims to create and assess novel enriched learning environments that combine assistive technology and motor training, and to apply those in real world settings for high-dosage neurorehabilitation.

Academic Training

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Delaware

Ph.D., University of Delaware

M.S., University of Delaware

M.S., University of Nebraska, Omaha

B.S., Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece

Core Members


Joshua Haworth

Visiting Researcher

Dr. Haworth is visiting from Oakland University where he holds a faculty position in the Human Movement Science Program at the School of Health Sciences. Dr. Haworth's research focuses on the identification of early indicators of clinical disorders and the production of novel therapeutic modalities using eye-tracking, motion capture, posturographic, and mobile computing technologies. He creates innovative interventions for the development of motor strategies and social-cognitive skills in children with and without autism. He also studies the integration of sensorimotor information and behavior in daily tasks (upright standing, walking, and interpersonal communication).

Academic Training

Postdoctoral Fellow, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center

M.S., Miami University

B.S., Miami University


Amanda J Arnold

Postdoctoral Researcher

Academic Training

Ph.D., Purdue University

M.S., Southern Illinois University

B.S., Southern Illinois University


Vasiliki (Vicky) Tasouli-Drakou

MS student, Bioengineering

Academic Training

B.S., University of California, Davis

Undergraduate Students

Tanin Eftekhari (Bioengineering)

Linh Vu (Bioengineering)

Matthew Sample (Bioengineering)

Hakeem Butler (Bioengineering)

Arjun Modi (Bioengineering)

Sruti Ganti (Neuroscience)

Catherine Kieu (Chemical Engineering)

The PRT lab is looking for students on a rolling basis.

If interested, please send a brief statement of interest, your resume, and an unofficial transcript of your degree to Dr. Kokkoni at