Patrick J. Loughlin

Dept. of Bioengineering



Patrick Loughlin is a Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, which he joined in 1993. He has made contributions to signal processing and bioengineering, including the development and application of nonstationary signal processing methods (especially time-frequency distributions); analysis and modeling of human postural control; sensorimotor integration and vibrotactile feedback; control of inhalation anesthetic delivery; and development of a physical model of anesthetic uptake, for which he holds two US patents.  Prof. Loughlin is a Member of the Editorial Board and past Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering; Associate Editor for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America and member of the technical committee on acoustic signal processing of the Acoustical Society of America; and past chair of the signal processing chapter of the IEEE (Pittsburgh Section). His research has been supported by a variety of institutions, including NIH, NSF, DoD, Boeing, and the Whitaker Foundation. He has held visiting positions at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (Bremerton) as a US Navy/ASEE Faculty Fellow, and the Applied Physics Laboratory (UW, Seattle).  Prof. Loughlin is the recipient of young investigator awards from the National Science Foundation (CAREER, 1996) and the Office of Naval Research (YIP, 1998). He was awarded the Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award at the University of Pittsburgh in 1999.  Dr. Loughlin is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).


Ph.D., 1992, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington
M.S., 1988, Bioengineering, University of Utah
B.S., 1985, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University


Curriculum Vitae


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