Byoung-Keon (Daniel) Park
Dr. Park is an assistant research scientist in the UMTRI's Biosciences Group. He earned his Ph.D., MS, and BS in mechanical engineering from Hanyang University in South Korea.
His research interests focus on biomechanical and parametric modeling of human anatomy, which accounts for morphological variances of human bodies and the musculoskeletal system across populations in different ages, gender, and ethnic groups. He has developed various types of statistical models that allow for predicting subject-specific shapes of bodies and bones as a function of a few predictors such as stature, body mass index, age, and gender. He recently has published these models online to the public (see links below). He is also interested in multidisciplinary applications using these parametric human models, including a portable body-scanning system, markerless motion-capture system, pediatric-obesity assessment tool, computer-aided surgery, and advanced passenger-safety system.