Alexis Ortiz-Rosario currently serves as an Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He is the instructor for the BIOMEDE 3702 Measurements and Instrumentation course, which introduces students to concepts of circuit instrumentation, experimental design, and applied statistics. He also serves in the capacity of engineering advisor for senior capstone students. He is also one of the co-founders of the Biomedical Engineering Education Community, a virtual community of practice for BME educators.
Alexis’ first brushes with engineering began one day waking up with the sudden realization of wanting to be an engineer. He pursued a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez. With an interest in understanding the possibilities of interfacing between the body and electronics, Alexis decided to get a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. His primary focus was myoelectric prostheses, but he later shifted to computational neuroscience and motor systems. His research entailed improving electrophysiological signal detection in different parts of the brain using novel signal processing and statistical analysis. During his graduate school training, he had the opportunity to teach as a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Engineering Education. This experience, as well as various teaching courses, moved Alexis’ focus from a research faculty position to a teaching faculty position. After graduating in 2016, he took a lecturer position in the Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University and, later, in 2017, began a clinical faculty position in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the same university where he currently serves.
- Classroom Instruction on:
- Statistics | Circuits | Design | Programming
- Industry-Classroom Integration
- Student Career Outcome Attainment
- Faculty Professional Development
- Virtual Communities of Practice