Scott Delp, MS, PhD

Professor of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering, Stanford

Scott L. Delp, Ph.D., is the James H. Clark Professor of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. He is the Founding Chairman of the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford, the Director of the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research (NCSRR), and Director of the Mobilize Center, a NIH National Center for Data Science focused on analyzing very large sets of human movement data. Delp transformed the field of biomechanics by creating highly accurate computer models of musculoskeletal structures and providing them to researchers worldwide using a software system he and his team developed (OpenSim). Delp’s software has become the basis of a vast international collaboration involving thousands of investigators who exchange biomechanical models and data using OpenSim. His new effort in data science leverages mobility data collected in hundreds of these collaborating labs and millions of individuals who record their motion with wearable motion monitors and smart phone accelerometers to gain insights into human behaviors and to motivate physical activity.