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I am the Professor and Chair of Mathematics at The Cooper Union and a Guest Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. I run miliLab: a lab focused on projects that combine mathematics with architecture, art, and engineering. Currently, the lab is designing, building, and evaluating different robotic and vision based systems which include exoskeletons, robotic arms, and motion tracking systems. In addition, the lab is focused on building interdisciplinary robots and installations that are based on body tracking. I received my PhD from the Computational and Applied Mathematics Department at Rice University. My contact information: Mili Shah Department of Mathematics The Cooper Union 41 Cooper Square, Rm 311 New York, NY 10003 mili@cooper.edu
teaching
spring 2024
past courses at cooper union
research
I run miliLab  a lab focused on designing, building, and evaluating different robotic and vision based systems which include exoskeletons, robotic arms, and motion tracking systems. This work is done in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and involves calibration and registration problems which have applications in many fields including manufacturing and health care. My background is in numerical linear algebra and therefore love matrix factorization problems. For my PhD, I developed a symmetry preserving singular value decomposition, which is a matrix factorization that gives the best symmetric low rank approximation to a set of data. This decomposition has applications in molecular dynamics and face detection. Selected publications are listed below. A full list of my publications can be found on Google Scholar. selected publications
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