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  • 2018 - present: Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
  • 2013-2017:  B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering, NIT Surat, GJ, India. 

Past Experiences

  • Summer 2018: Project Research Assistant, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, MH, India
  • Summer 2017 - Spring 2018: Junior Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, MH, India
  • Summer 2016: Robotics Institute Summer Scholar, The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University,  Pittsburgh, PA
  • Winter 2015: Intern, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, TG, India
  • Summer 2015: RuTAG Summer Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, UP, India

Research Interests

  • Surgical Robotics
  • Robotic Palpation
  • Haptics

Peer-reviewed conference papers

Abstracts and Workshop presentations

  • Neel Shihora, Ryan Walsh, Nabil Simaan, "Feasibility Study of Assistive Telemanipulation Methods for Identifying the Cricothyrotomy Landmark Using Robotic Palpation", in Rising Challenges to En Route Care and Patient Movement, Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), 2021
  • Neel Shihora, Rashid Yasin, Ryan Walsh, Nabil Simaan, "Semi-Autonomous Remote Landmark Identification for Cricothyrotomy using Robotic Palpation", IEEE workshop on Autonomous System in Medicine: Current Challenges in Design, Modeling, Perception, Control, and Applications, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2020