Lyndia Wu

Lyndia Wu

Assistant Professor

B.A.Sc. (Toronto); M.S. (Stanford); Ph.D. (Stanford); Postdoctoral Fellowship (Stanford)

phone: (604) 827-2354
fax: (604) 822-2403
email: lwu@mech.ubc.ca
website: SimPL (Sensing in Biomechanical Processes Lab)
office: CEME 2059

Research Interests

  • Injury Biomechanics
  • Soft Tissue Biomechanics
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Sleep Biomechanics
  • Sensors and Instrumentation
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning

Current Research Work

The general goal of the lab is to develop novel sensing and data analytics to study the biomechanics of the human body in health and disease states. One main research area is brain injury or concussion biomechanics, where we employ sensing, modeling, and machine learning tools to study the mechanism of traumatic brain injury. Other areas include the development of novel sensors and algorithms to study sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea.

Selected Publications

  • Wu L.C., Kuo C., Loza J., Kurt M., Laksari K., Yanez L.Z., Senif D., Anderson S.C., Miller L.E., Urban J.E., Stitzel J.D., Camarillo D.B. Detection of American Football Head Impacts Using Biomechanical Features and Support Vector Machine Classification. Scientific Reports. 8(1), 855. (2017)
  • Kuo, C., Wu, L.C., Zhao, W., Fanton, M., Ji, S., & Camarillo, D. B. Propagation of errors from skull kinematic measurements to finite element tissue responses. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. 17(1), 235-247 (2017).
  • Miller L.E., Kuo C., Wu L.C., Urban J.E., Camarillo D.B., Stitzel J.D. Validation of a Custom Instrumented Retainer Form Factor for Measuring Linear and Angular Head Impact Kinematics. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 140(5), 054501. (2017).
  • Wu, L.C., Laksari, K., Kuo, C., Kleiven, S., Luck, J.F., Bass, C.R., Camarillo, D.B., Bandwidth and Sample Rate Requirements for Wearable Head Impact Sensors. Journal of Biomechanics. 49(13), 2918-2924 (2016).
  • Kuo, C.*, Wu, L.C.*, Ye, P. P.*, Laksari, K., Camarillo, D. B., & Kuhl, E. Pilot findings of brain displacements and deformations during roller coaster rides. Journal of Neurotrauma34(22), 3198-3205. (2017). *Equal contribution.
  • Zhao, W., Kuo, C., Wu, L.C., Camarillo, D. B., & Ji, S. Performance evaluation of a pre-computed brain response atlas in dummy head impacts. Annals of biomedical engineering45(10), 2437-2450. (2017).
  • Kuo, C., Wu, L.C., Hammoor, B.T., Luck, J.F., Cutcliffe, H.C., Lynall, R.C., Kait, J.R., Campbell, K.R., Mihalik, J.P., Bass, C.R., Camarillo, D.B., Effect of the Mandible on Mouthguard Measurements of Head Kinematics. Journal of Biomechanics. 49(9), 1845-53 (2016).
  • Wu, L.C., Nangia, V., Bui, K., Hammoor, B.T., Kurt, M., Hernandez, F., Kuo C., In vivo Evaluation of Wearable Head Impact Sensors. Annals of Biomedical Engineering.  44(4), 1234-45 (2015). Editor’s Choice Award.
  • Laksari, K., Wu, L.C., Kurt, M., Kuo C., Resonance of Human Brain Under Head Acceleration. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 12(108), 20150331 (2015).
  • Hernandez, F., Wu, L.C., Yip, M.C., Kleiven, S., Hoffman A.R., Lopez, J., Grant, G., Camarillo, D.B. Six Degree of Freedom Measurements of Human Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 43(8), 1918-34 (2015).
  • Wu, L.C., Zarnescu, L., Nangia, V., Cam, B., Camarillo, D. A Head Impact Detection System Using SVM Classification and Proximity Sensing in an Instrumented Mouthguard.  IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 61 (11), 2659–68 (2014). Feature Article.