Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, Miami University, 2020
  • M.S., Exercise and Health Studies, Miami University, 2011
  • B.A., Zoology, Miami University, 2009
Academic Appointments
  • Adjunct Faculty, Kinesiology, University of Michigan, 2021
  • Adjunct Faculty, Exercise Science, Xavier University, 2018-2020
  • Adjunct Faculty, Athletic Training, Mount St. Joseph University, 2014-2018

Dr. DiCesare has 10+ years of research and applied experience using biomechanical analysis and data science to address practical problems at the intersection of human movement science, engineering, and healthcare. He specializes in the development of wearable and digital health products to characterize human behavior in naturalistic settings, as well as in the development and deployment of targeted computational approaches that operate at scale for health monitoring, diagnosis, injury risk stratification, and preventative and therapeutic rehabilitation. 

Dr. DiCesare has expert knowledge of 3D human motion analysis, force platform and plantar pressure measurement, inertial measurement, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), and artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML). He also has extensive experience conducting human subjects research in a variety of populations across ages.

Before joining Exponent, Dr. DiCesare was a research fellow with the Sienko Research Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, where he developed data-driven, wearable sensor-based applications such as personalized balance training and autonomous-driving-induced motion sickness detection. Previously, he was a biomechanist and clinical research coordinator in the Sport Performance Optimized by Research and Technology (SPORT) Center Laboratory, a pediatric biomechanics and sports medicine laboratory in the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, where he investigated sensorimotor deficits that led to or resulted from acute and chronic injury in adolescent athletes. While at Children's, he worked as a programmer analyst in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he collaborated with clinicians and industrial engineers to develop software to analyze gait and balance performance in adults. Dr. DiCesare has also served as an adjunct faculty member at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Mount St. Joseph University, Xavier University, and the University of Michigan.