Dimitar Stanev received his B.S. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Patras (Greece) in 2014 and 2018 respectively. His research focuses on the branch of biomechanics with an emphasis on the development of methods for handling redundancy in the process of modeling, simulation, and analysis of musculoskeletal systems. Since 2014, he has participated in several research and development projects funded by the European Commission. He is a proponent of the open science movement with an extensive contribution to the OpenSim user forum and development of open access models and novel simulation methods.
Dimitar has a solid understanding of musculoskeletal modeling and simulation principles, their generalization and application to practical problems. His interest in muscle redundancy and its implications in uncertainty propagation and neural control has led to the development of methods for calculating the feasible muscle forces that satisfy the movement and physiological muscle constraints. He is currently working on the development of multi-scale, subject-specific knee models with application to osteoarthritis, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and total knee replacement. Apart from that he most enjoys writing efficient and well-structured code.