Paul M. Moubarak is currently a Doctorate student at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the George Washington University. His main research interests include robotics and robotic applications, especially in the field of mobility, manipulation and autonomy. Prior to joining GW in 2009, he had completed his M.Sc. in 2007 at the University of Maryland with research focus on bioinstrumentation technology. His thesis work involved the development of an autonomous gait analysis system that analyzes gait patterns in rodents for medical and pharmaceutical applications.