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Amin Totounferoush

Dr. rer. nat.

Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute for Parallel and Distributed Systems
Analytic Computing


Universitätsstraße 32
70569 Stuttgart


  • M.Millard, D.Franklin, & W.Herzog. A three filament mechanistic model of musculotendon force and impedance. (in preparation)


  • G.Marinou, M.Millard, N.Šarabon, & K.Mombaur. Comparing the risk of low-back injury using simulation: improved technique vs. exoskeleton assistance. Wearable  Technologies 2: E13                  
  • D.Holzer*, M.Millard*, D.Hahn, T.Siebert, A. Schwirtz, & W.Seiberl. Achilles tendon compliance and preload determines the shape of the torque-angular velocity relation. Journal of Experimental Biology. (*equal first authors) (under review)


  • L.H.Sloot*, M.Millard*, C.Werner, & K.Mombaur. Slow but steady: similar sit-to- stand balance at seat-off in older versus younger adults. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living 2: 144.  (*equal first authors)
  • S.Heim, M.Millard, C.Le Mouel, & A.Sprowitz. A little damping goes a long way: a simulation study of how damping influences task-level stability in running. Biology  letters 16(9):20200467
  • M.J.Cromie*, M.Millard*, A.Gleiss, J.Dale, E.Perios, M.Dimitrov, & B.Block. Biomechanical Analysis of the Slow-Twitch (Red) Muscle Force Transmission Pathways in Tunas. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 93(3):185-98. (*equal        first authors)                                                         


  • M.Millard & K.Mombaur. A quick turn of foot: rigid foot-ground contact models for human motion prediction. Frontiers in Neurorobotics 13:62.
  • M.Millard, A.L.Emonds, M.Harant, & K.Mombaur. A reduced muscle model and planar musculoskeletal model fit for the simulation of whole body movements. Journal of Biomechanics. Journal of Biomechanics 89.                


  • A.Seth, J.L.Hicks, T.K.Uchida, A.Habib, C.L.Dembia, J.J.Dunne, C.F.Ong, M.S.DeMers, A.Rajagopal, M.Millard, S.R.Hamner, E.M.Arnold, J.R.Yong, S.K.Lakshmikanth, M.A.Sherman, J.P.Ku, & S.L.Delp.OpenSim: simulating      musculoskeletal dynamics and neuromuscular control to study human and animal movement. PLoS Computational Biology 14(7).
  • M.Sreenivasa, M.Millard, I.Kingma, J.H. van Dieen, & K.Mombaur. Predicting the influence of hip and lumbar flexibility on lifting motions using optimal control. Journal of Biomechanics 78.   


  • M.Sreenivasa∗ , M.Millard∗ , M.Felis, K. Mombaur, & S.I.Wolf. Optimal control  based stiffness identification of an ankle-foot orthosis using a predictive walking model. Frontiers in Neurorobotics (11). (*equal first authors)
  • P.Manns, M.Sreenivasa, M.Millard, and K.Mombaur. Model optimization and parameter identification for a human and lower back exoskeleton model. IEEE  Robotics & Automation Letters 2(3).
  • M.Millard, M. Sreenivasa, & K. Mombaur. Predicting the motions and forces of  wearable robotic systems using optimal control. Frontiers in Robotics and AI 4.                         


  • L.Carson, M.Millard, N.Quehl, and J.Danckert. Polygon-based drawing accuracy analysis and positive/negative space. Journal of Art & Perception 2(1-2).                    


  • M.Millard, T.Uchida, A.Seth, and S.Delp. Flexing Computational Muscle: Modeling and Simulation of Musculotendon Dynamics. ASME Journal of Biomechanical  Engineering, 135(2). 
  • S.Bruijn, M.Millard, L. Van Gestel, P.Meyns, I.Jonkers, and K.Desloovere. Gait stability in children with cerebral palsy. Journal of Research in Developmental  Disabilities, 34(5).                   
  • E.Arnold, S.Hamner, A.Seth, M.Millard, and S.Delp. How muscle fiber lengths and velocities affect muscle force generation as humans walk and run at different speeds. Journal of Experimental Biology 216 (11).      


  • M.Millard, J.McPhee, and E.Kubica. Foot Placement and Balance in 3D. ASME   Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics 7(2).                


  • M.Millard, D.Wight, J.McPhee, E.Kubica, and D.Wang. Human foot placement and balance in the sagittal plane. ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 131(12).                      


  • M.Millard and H.Tizhoosh. Tuning pianos using reinforcement learning. Journal of  Applied Acoustics 68(5).                


  • V.Gupta, M.Wurm, Y.Zhu, M.Millard, S.Fung, N.Gura, H.Eberle, and S. Chang-Shantz. Sizzle: A standards-based end-to-end security architecture for the embedded  Internet. Journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 1(4).

2021 -present 

  • SimTech Post Doctoral Fellow, SimTech/Institute for Sport and Movement Science, Institute for Technical Mechanics, University of Stuttgart.


  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing, University of Heidelberg.


  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanics and Robotics, University of Duisburg-Essen.


  • Simbios Distinguished Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University.


  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo.
  • PhD in Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo.
  • Dissertation:   Mechanics and Control of Human Balance


  • BASc in Systems Design Engineering, Mechatronics Option, University of Waterloo.
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