Brandon Oubre

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Massachusetts Amherst, College of Information and Computer Sciences.

Room A227, LGRC Lowrise

I am Ph.D. candidate interested in how computing technologies can be used to understand, monitor, and improve human health. My work currently focuses on the development of wearable sensor-based technologies for objective assessment of motor function in several disease areas—including stroke, ataxia, and knee osteoarthritis. In particular, I am working towards developing systems that unobtrusively and remotely assess real-world motor performance, with a goal of enabling data-driven and patient-centered care. My research integrates data analytics, machine learning, and biomedical engineering and I enjoy close collaborations with experts in neuroscience, neurology, and biomechanics. In my free time, I enjoy playing automation and strategy video games and reading science fiction and fantasy.

I am currently a member of the AHHA lab, which I joined in 2017. I received my undergraduate education at Louisiana State University, graduating with college honors and degrees in computer science and mathematics. I am the recipient of nationally-competitive rewards, including the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and an honorable mention from the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. I was previously employed by CenturyLink and have completed internships at Biogen and NASA.


Jul 20, 2022 Our article, “Estimating Post-Stroke Upper-Limb Impairment from Four Activities of Daily Living using a Single Wrist-Worn Inertial Sensor,” has been accepted at IEEE BHI’22.
Feb 22, 2022 Our article, “Estimating Ground Reaction Force and Center of Pressure using Low-Cost Wearable Devices,” has been selected as a featured article in the April 2022 issue of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.
Jan 22, 2022 I have been awarded a Dissertation Writing Fellowship by the Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences.
Aug 20, 2021 Completed research internship at Biogen Digital Health Science.

selected publications

  1. TBME Featured Article
    Estimating Ground Reaction Force and Center of Pressure using Low-Cost Wearable Devices
    Oubre, Brandon, Lane, Spencer, Holmes, Skylar, Boyer, Katherine, and Lee, Sunghoon Ivan
    IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng. 2022
  2. Cerebellum
    Decomposition of Reaching Movements Enables Detection and Measurement of Ataxia
    Oubre, Brandon, Daneault, Jean-Francois, Whritenour, Kallie, Khan, Nergis C., Stephen, Christopher D., Schmahmann, Jeremy D., Lee, Sunghoon Ivan, and Gupta, Anoopum S.
    Cerebellum 2021
  3. TNSRE Featured Article
    Estimating Upper-Limb Impairment Level in Stroke Survivors using Wearable Inertial Sensors and a Minimally-Burdensome Motor Task
    Oubre, Brandon, Daneault, Jean-Francois, Jung, Hee-Tae, Whritenour, Kallie, Miranda, Jose Garcia Vivas, Park, Joonwoo, Ryu, Taekyeong, Kim, Yangsoo, and Lee, Sunghoon Ivan
    IEEE Trans. Neural Syst. Rehabil. Eng. 2020