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Komal Kukkal

University of Houston

Komal Kukkar is originally from Abohar, India and is currently based in Houston, Texas. He received his bachelor’s in physical therapy in 2007, MS in Kinesiology (Major-Biomechanics and Motor Control) from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2013 and MS in Data Science from Maryville University at St. Louis in 2021. He worked as a Physical Therapist for 8 years in New York City rehabilitating kids with Autism as well as stroke patients. In addition, he started teaching physical therapy students as well as conducting research on Autism in 2015. With continued interest in motor control research and machine learning, he joined the University of Houston doctoral program in Kinesiology in August 2021 under the advisory of Dr. Pranav Parikh. In addition to the full funding, he is a recipient of the Presidential Fellowship. His main research interests include Stroke fall risk prevention, Neuromechanics and Motor Control, Machine Learning and Predictive Modeling.