Maxine He

Photograph Maxine He
Title Ph.D. Candidate
Department Neuroscience Program

PhD Student

Neuroscience Program


B.S. in Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US, 2019


I majored in Neuroscience and minored in Bioengineering and Chemistry during my undergraduate in the University of Pittsburgh. I worked in Dr. Citlali López-Ortiaz’s Neuroscience of Dance in Health and Disability lab during my first year in Neuroscience Program, where I became interested in learning motor control, modeling neuromuscular systems, and developing rehabilitation methods for people with movement disorders.

I joined Dr. Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecklser’s lab in May 2020. I am currently working on the evaluation of an arm rigidity training simulator that mimics different severity levels of lead pipe rigidity to promote training experience for medical professionals. My current project focuses on the classification of stress and anxiety utilizing multimodal data from wearable devices. Another project I am involved in is to use EEG to examine the correlation between brain activity and peripheral physiological signals during stressful events.

Research Interests:

  • Computational neuroscience
  • Motor control and motor learning
  • Signal processing
  • Machine learning

Personal Interests:

  • Reading
  • Building miniature houses
  • Playing games and Lego
  • Collecting pressed penny
  • Bird watching

Feel free to check my personal website!


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Email: maoyuan2(AT)illinois(DOT)edu