Momona Yamagami

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Momona Yamagami is an Assistant Professor at Rice University in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. Her research focuses on designing personalized human-machine interfaces for health and accessibility. She is interested in leveraging biosignals measured from sensors in, on, or around the body to develop closed-loop human-machine systems that are personalized to each user’s physical characteristics, with a focus on people with movement disabilities and/or chronic conditions. 

Momona received her B.S. (2016) in Bioengineering from Rice University. She received her M.S. (2019) and Ph.D. (2022) in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle under the supervision of Profs. Samuel Burden and Katherine Steele. Then, she was a UW CREATE postdoctoral scholar at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle with Prof. Jennifer Mankoff. Momona joined Rice University in 2023 as part of the Digital Health Initiative.


Research Areas

Development of personalized human-machine interfaces that: 1.) Leverage wearable sensors to support health and rehabilitation during everyday technology use 2.) use biosignals to improve technology accessibility for people with upper-body movement disabilities 3.) are equitable for people with a diverse range of physical characteristics.


2022 Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle

2019 M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle

2016 B.S. Bioengineering, Rice University


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