Grigore Burdea



Phone:(848) 445-5309
Office:CoRE 721


Ph.D. Applied Science (Robotics), New York University, 1987
M.S. Applied Science, New York University, 1985
B.E./M.E. (Valedictorian) TCB, Bucharest 1980


  • 2013 Invited Speaker. Second International Symposium on Neurorehabilitation, March, Spain.
  • 2012 Invited Speaker, Diaspora 2012, September, Romania.
  • 2011 Invited Speaker, Center for Functional Rehabilitation, June, France.
  • 2010 Invited Speaker, 1st Workshop on Scientific Computing in Health Applications, Petropolis, Brazil.
  • 2009 Invited Speaker, International Symposium on Neurorehabilitation, Valencia, Spain, October.
  • 2009 Keynote Speaker, Virtual Rehabilitation 2009 Int. Conference, Haifa, Israel, June (18 countries).
  • 2008 Keynote Speaker, Intuition 2008, the 5th International Conference, October 7, Torino, Italy.
  • 2008 - 2011 Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering.
  • 2008 - pres. Founder, Treasurer and CEO, the International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation (
  • 2008 - pres. Founder and Director, Rutgers Tele-Rehabilitation Institute (
  • 2007 Keynote Speaker, 2nd Advance Study Institute, June, Crete, Greece.
  • 2007 Keynote Speaker, Symposium Virtual Reality 2007, May, Petropolis, Brazil.
  • 2007 Keynote Speaker, Virtual Rehabilitation Conference, University of Alberta, Canada.
  • 2007 Guest Editor, Special Issue on Virtual Rehabilitation, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
  • 2006 General Chair and Organizer, 5th Int. Workshop Virtual Rehabilitation, New York, (15 countries);
  • 2005 Keynote Speaker, Virtual Rehabilitation Conference, May 27, University of Alberta, Canada.
  • 2005 Invited Speaker, NIH/DARPA/DOE/NSF Conference on Research Opportunities: Translating Innovative Technologies for Pediatric Critical Care and Rehabilitation
  • 2004 Guest Editor, Special Issue on Virtual Rehabilitation, Presence, MIT Press;
  • 2003 General Chair, Second Intern. Workshop on Virtual Rehabilitation, USA (15 countries);
  • 2003 Keynote Address, Symposium on Real World Information Systems, University of Tokyo, Japan;
  • 2002 Keynote Address, First Intern. Workshop on Virtual Rehabilitation, Lausanne, Switzerland;
  • 2002 - pres. Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering;
  • 2000 Keynote Address at "Virtual Reality International Conference 2000", Laval, France;
  • 2000 Keynote address at the NATO Workshop on ``What is Essential for Virtual Reality to Meet Military Human Performance Goals?", the Hague, Netherlands.
  • 2000 General Chairman of ``IEEE Virtual Reality 2000 Conference," 500 participants from more than 25 countries.
  • 1999 Keynote address at the International Scientific Workshop on Virtual Reality and Prototyping, Laval, France.
  • 1998 - 1999 President Clinton's "Blue Book", selected as one of significant research projects by the National Science and Technology Council.

Research Interests

  • Virtual Rehabilitation
  • Telerehabilitation
  • Haptics
  • Virtual Reality

Selected Publications

  1. G. Burdea, A. Jain, B. Rabin, R. Pellosie, M. Golomb, Long-Term Hand Tele-Rehabilitation on the PlayStation 3: Benefits and Challenges, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Congress (EMBC), Boston, USA, 1835:1838, September 2011. Link
  2. G. Burdea, B. Rabin, A. Chaperon, J. Hundal,Emotive, Cognitive and Motor Rehabilitation Post Severe Traumatic Brain Injury - A New Convergent Approach, Proceedings from the International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitaion 2011, Zurich, Switzerland, 2011. Link
  3. D. Cioi, A. Kale, G. Burdea, J. Engsberg, W. Janes, S. Ross. Ankle Control and Strengthening for Children with Cerebral Palsy using the Rutgers Ankle CP - A case study. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, Zurich, Switzerland, 2011; pp. 654-659. Link
  4. M. R. Golomb, S. Warden, J. Yonkman, B. Shirley, E. Fess, B. Rabin, and G. Burdea, Maintained hand function and forearm bone health 14 months after an in-home virtual-reality videogame hand telerehabilitation intervention in an adolescent with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Journal of Child Neurology. 2011; 26(3):289-393. Link
  5. G. Burdea, D. Cioi, J. Martin, B. Rabin, A. Kale, and P. DiSanto, Motor Retraining in Virtual Reality: A Feasibility Study for Upper-Extremity Rehabilitation in Individuals with Chronic Stroke, Journal of Physical Therapy Education (JOPTE), 2011; 25(1):20-29. Link

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