Selected Scientific Publications

** Denotes works our founder, Lealem Mulugeta, was the Principal Investigator (PI)

  1. Erdemir, L. Mulugeta, J.P. Ku, A. Drach, M. Horner, T.M. Morrison, G.C.Y. Peng, R. Vadigepalli, W.W. Lytton & J.G. Myers Jr., Credible practice of modeling and simulation in healthcare: ten rules from a multidisciplinary perspective. J Transl Med 18, 369 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12967-020-02540-4
  2. A. Schepelmann, C.R. Werner, J.A. Pennline, B.E. Lewandowski and L. Mulugeta (2018), “Overview and Evaluation of a “Computational Bone Physiology Modeling Toolchain and Its Application to Testing of Exercise Countermeasures”, NASA/TM-2018-219938.
  3. A. Hunt, A. Erdemir, F. Mac Gabhann, W.W. Lytton, E. Sander, M. Transtrum, and L. Mulugeta (2018), “The Spectrum of Mechanism-oriented Models and Methods for Explanations of Biological Phenomena”, Processes, 6(5), 56; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr6050056.
  4. L. Mulugeta, A. Drach, A. Erdemir, C.A. Hunt, M. Horner, J.P. Ku, J.G. Myers, R. Vadigepalli, W.W. Lytton (2018), “Credibility, Replicability, and Reproducibility in Simulation for Biomedicine and Clinical Applications in Neuroscience”, Front. Neuroinform., Reproducibility and Rigour in Computational Neuroscience, https://doi.org/10.3389/fninf.2018.00018
  5. J. Pennline and L. Mulugeta (2017), “Mapping Bone Mineral Density obtained by Quantitative Computed Tomography to Bone Volume Fraction”, NASA/TM-2017-219490.**
  6. E.S. Nelson, L. Mulugeta, A. Feola, J. Raykin, Jerry G. Myers, B.C. Samuels and C.R. Ethier (2017), “The impact of ocular hemodynamics and intracranial pressure on intraocular pressure during acute gravitational changes”, J. Appl. Physiol, 123(2):352-363, https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00102.2017
  7. J. Raykin, T.E. Forte, B.C. Samuels, R. Wang, E.S. Nelson, L. Mulugeta, A. Feola, J.G. Myers, R.L. Gleason and C. Ross Ethier (2016), “Characterization of the mechanical behavior of the optic nerve sheath and its role in spaceflight-induced ophthalmic changes”, Biomech. Model. Mechanobiol., 16(1):33-43, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10237-016-0800-7
  8. A.J. Feola, J.G. Myers, J. Raykin, L. Mulugeta, E.S. Nelson, B. Samuels and C.R. Ethier (2016), “Finite Element Modeling of Factors Influencing Optic Nerve Head Deformation Due to Intracranial Pressure”, Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 57(4), 1901-1911, https://doi.org/10.1167/iovs.15-17573
  9. W.K. Thompson, C.A. Gallo, L. Crentsil, B.E. Lewandowski, B.T. Humphreys, J.K. DeWitt, R.S. Fincke and L. Mulugeta (2015), “Digital Astronaut Project Biomechanical Models: Biomechanical Modeling of Squat, Single-Leg Squat and Heel Raise Exercises on the Hybrid Ultimate Lifting Kit (HULK)”, NASA/TM-2015-218852.**
  10. M.B. Stenger, S.H. Platts, S.M.C. Lee, C.M. Westby, T.R. Phillips, N.M. Arzeno, S. Johnston and L. Mulugeta (2015), “Evidence Book: Risk of Orthostatic Intolerance During Re-exposure to Gravity”, HRP-47072B, NASA, Houston, TX.
  11. E.S. Nelson, L. Mulugeta and J.G. Myers (2014), “Microgravity-induced fluid shift and ophthalmic changes”, Life, 4(4), 621-665, https://doi.org/10.3390/life4040621
  12.  J. Pennline and L. Mulugeta (2014), “A Computational Model for Simulating Spaceflight Induced Bone Remodeling”, 44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES2014-083, http://hdl.handle.net/2346/59750.**
  13. W. Thompson, E. Caldwell, N. Newby, B. Humphreys, B. Lewandowski, J. Pennline, L. Ploutz-Snyder, and L. Mulugeta (2014), “Integrated Biomechanical Modeling of Lower Body Exercises on the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Using LifeMOD™”, 44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES2014-10, http://hdl.handle.net/2346/59749.**
  14. J. Pennline and L. Mulugeta (2014), “Evaluating Daily Load Stimulus Formulae in Relating Bone Response to Exercise”, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH: Technical Memorandum, NASA/TM-2014-218306.**
  15. L. Mulugeta, M. Battler, R.L. Kobrick, J. Thaler, R. Shelaga and R. Persaud (2011), “Expedition Mars: A Mars Analogue Program Dedicated to Advancing Competency in Human Planetary Surface Exploration”,AIAA Technical paper AIAA-2011-5198, https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2011-5198.**
  16.  L. Mulugeta, D. Bodkin, R. Chasseigne, M. Demel, D. Jagula and M. Turnock (2011), “Proposed Standards and Tools for Risk Analysis and Allocation of Robotic Systems to Enhance Crew Safety during Planetary Surface Exploration”, SAE Int. J. Aerosp. 4(1):476-487, https://doi.org/10.4271/2009-01-2530.
  17. L. Mulugeta, S.P. Chappell and N.G. Skytland (2009), “The Effect of Center of Gravity and Anthropometrics on Human Performance in Simulated Lunar Gravity,” SAE Technical Paper 2009-01-2561, https://doi.org/10.4271/2009-01-2561.  
  1. J. Pennline and L. Mulugeta, “The Digital Astronaut Project Computational Bone Remodeling Model (Beta Version) Bone Summit Summary Report”, Bone Summit II Research and Clinical Advisory Panel Meeting, 1-5 Nov. 2013, Houston, TX, United States. [Manuscript available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20140003236]**
  2.  L. Mulugeta and D. Griffin (2012), “The NASA Digital Astronaut Project”, ASK Magazine [2012 Spring Issue].**
  3. L. Mulugeta, O. Doule, D. Bodkin, D. Jagula, L. Quémet, M. Turnock, A. Chan, R. Chasseigne, M. Demel, J. Hochstein, A. Oprong and J. P. Salazar (2009), “Astronaut Safety on the Moon”, American Astronautical Society Space Times Magazine.
  4. L. Mulugeta, O. Doule, D. Bodkin, D. Jagula, L. Quémet, M. Turnock, A. Chan, R. Chasseigne, M. Demel, J. Hochstein, A. Oprong and J. P. Salazar (2009), “Astronaut Safety on the Moon”, American Astronautical Society Space Times Magazine.
  5. J. Hochstein, D. Bodkin, A. Chan, R. Chasseigne, M. Demel, O. Doule, D. Jagula, L. Mulugeta, A. Oprong, L. Quemet, J. P. Salazar and M. Turnock (2008), “Robotic and astronaut tasks related to crew safety for exploration of a lunar pole”, IAC-08-A5.2.9, 59th International Astronautical Congress, Glasgow, Scotland.
  6. L. Mulugeta, M. M. Battler, R. L. Kobrick and R. Persaud (2008), “A Systematic Crew Selection Process for Mars Analogue Training Expeditions”, IAC-08-B3.5.10, 59thInternational Astronautical Congress, Glasgow, Scotland.
  7. M. M. Battler, L. Mulugeta, R. Persaud and R. Kobrick (2007), “The Value of Pre-Training A Crew for Research-Class Human Mars Analogue Simulations: Proof of Concept”, IAC-07-B3.5.09, 58th International Astronautics Congress, Hyderabad, India.

Academic Theses and Reports

  1. “The Effect of Anthropometrics and Center of Gravity on Astronaut Performance in Reduced Gravity”, Graduate Thesis in Partial Fulfillment of Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Space Studies, August 2008, International Space University. Strasbourg, France.
  2.  “ALERTS: Analysis of Lunar Exploratory Robotic Tasks for Safety”, Final Team Project Report/Thesis in Partial Fulfillment of Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Space Studies, May 2008, International Space University. Strasbourg, France.
  3. “Safety and Emergency Features of Lunar and Mars Surface Exploration Spacesuits”, Personal Assignment in Partial Fulfillment of Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Space Studies, 25 March 2008, International Space University, Strasbourg, France.

Invited Presenter and Panelist

  1. L. Mulugeta, Invited Panelist to “Emerging Promising Technologies for Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Tissue Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and Computational Modeling”, NIH HEAL Initiative Workshop on Myofascial Pain, 16-17 September 2020. [Online]
  2. L. Mulugeta, “A Rocket Scientist’s Blueprint to Peak Performance Coaching”, 2nd St. John’s School Sports Performance Clinic, 28 April 2018, Houston, TX.
  3. L. Mulugeta, M. Walton, E.S. Nelson, and J.G. Myers, “Credibility in Biomechanical and Physiological M&S for Space Flight”, 69th DoD Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group meeting, 4-8 May 2015, Orlando, FL.
  4. L. Mulugeta, “NASA’s Digital Astronaut Project”, 69th DoD Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group meeting, 4-8 May 2015, Orlando, FL.
  5. Mulugeta, C. R. Ethier, A. Feola, J.G. Myers, E. Nelson, J. Raykin and B. Samuels, “Overview of Numerical Modeling for VIIP Research”, Special Session on Microgravity Induced Visual Impairment and Intracranial Pressure, NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 14 Jan. 2015, Galveston, TX.
  6. S. Nelson, L. Mulugeta, J. Vera, R. Price, S. Gady, K. Heinemann and J.G. Myers, Numerical modeling for VIIP research: Lumped parameter models”, Special Session on Microgravity Induced Visual Impairment and Intracranial Pressure, NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 14 Jan. 2015, Galveston, TX.
  7. R. Ethier, A. Feola, L. Mulugeta, J.G. Myers, E. Nelson, J. Raykin and B. Samuels, “DA Status Update: FE modelling”, Special Session on Microgravity Induced Visual Impairment and Intracranial Pressure, NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 14 Jan. 2015, Galveston, TX.
  8. L. Mulugeta, “Leveraging NASA’s Standard for Models and Simulations to Establish Credible Practices in Simulation-Based Biomedical Research and Operation”, Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), 2014 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, 28 Jan. 2014, San Francisco, CA.
  9. L. Mulugeta, “The Digital Astronaut”, 7th Annual Pumps & Pipes Symposium, Texas Medical Center, 9 Dec. 2013, Houston, TX.
  10. L. Mulugeta, M. Walton, E.S. Nelson and J.G. Myers, “Case Study: Credibility Assessment of Biomedical Models and Simulations with NASA-STD-7009”, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), FDA/NIH/NSF Workshop on Computer Models and Validation for Medical Devices, 10-11 June 2013, Silver Spring, MD.
  11. L. Mulugeta, M. Walton and J.G. Myers, “Adapting NASA-STD-7009 to Assess the Credibility of Biomedical Models and Simulations”, NASA Johnson Space Center, Space Life Sciences Directorate, Friday Science Lecture, 18 Jan. 2013, Houston, TX.
  12. D. Griffin and L. Mulugeta, “NASA Human Research Program: Digital Astronaut Project”, National Institute of Health (NIH), 5 Jan. 2012.
  13. L. Mulugeta, “Next stop: Mars!”, University of Manitoba Faculty of Engineering, Engineering Design Colloquium Speaker, 10 Sept. 2006, Winnipeg, MB.
  14. L. Mulugeta, “Expedition Beta: A Two Week Mars Analogue Training Mission in the Utah Desert”, Magellan Bristol Aerospace Ltd., Seminar Lecture, Mar. 2006, Winnipeg, Canada.
  1. Manchel, W.W. Lytton, J.G. Myers, Jr., A. Erdemir, M. Horner, B.V. Rego, L. Mulugeta, J.P. Ku and R. Vadigepalli, “A rubric for assessing conformance to the Ten Rules for Credible Practice of Modeling and Simulation in Healthcare”, Virtual Physiological Human Conference, 4-76 September 2024, Stuttgart, Germany.
  2. Jung, A. Manchel, J. Myers, Jr., W. Lytton, A. Drach, A. Erdemir, L. Mulugeta, M. Horner, J. Ku, B. Rego, A. Khalighi, A. Garlid, A. Bui, and R. Vadigepalli, “An evaluation tool to provide guidance for establishing consistent, credible Modeling and Simulation practices in neurobiology”, 32nd Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting, 15-19 July 2023. [Abstract available online: https://sched.co/1NYQM]
  3. Co-authored with Committee of Credible Practice of Modeling & Simulation, “A Rubric for  Evaluating  the  Credible  Practice  of  Computational  Modeling  and  Simulation  in  Healthcare”, Virtual Physiological Human Conference, 5-7 September 2018, Zaragoza, Spain.
  4. Mulugeta, A. Drach, A. Erdemir, D.M. Eckmann, M. Horner, C.A. Hunt, J.P. Ku, D.R. Lochner, W.W. Lytton, T. Morrison, J. Myers, G.N. Pradhan, M. J. Steele, and M.E. Walton, “Model Credibility Planning Resources for the IMAG and MSM Community”, IMAG Multiscale Modeling Consortium Meeting, 21-22 March 2018, Bethesda, MD.
  5. W Lytton, L. Mulugeta, A. Drach, J.G. Myers Jr., M. Horner, R. Vadigepalli, D. Lochner, T. Morrison, M. Walton, M. Steele, C.A. Hunt, “Credibility, Replicability, Reproducibility in Simulation for research and clinical application, Twenty-sixth Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting”, 15-20 July 2017, Antwerp, Belgium.
  6. Erdemir, G. An, J.E. Bischoff, D.M. Eckmann, M. Horner, C.A. Hunt, J.P. Ku, D.R. Lochner, W.W. Lytton, V.Z. Marmarelis, A.L. Marsden, T.M. Morrison, L. Mulugeta, J.G. Myers, G.C.Y. Peng, G.N. Pradhan, M.J. Steele, R. Vadigepalli, M.E. Walton, ‘Ten “Not So” Simple Rules for Credible Practice of Modeling & Simulation vs Considerations of Medical Device Development Tools Program’, 2017 Frontiers in Medical Devices, 16-17 May 2017, Washington, DC.
  7. Mulugeta, A. Erdemir, D.M. Eckmann, G.C.Y. Peng, R. Vadigepalli, G. An, C.A. Hunt, M.J. Steele, W.W. Lytton, T.M. Morrison, J.G. Myers, G.N. Pradhan, D.R. Lochner, M.E. Walton, M. Horner, and J.P. Ku, “Guidelines for Credible Practice of Modeling and Simulation in Healthcare”, IMAG Multiscale Modeling Consortium Meeting, 21-24 March 2017, Bethesda, MD.
  8. A. Hunt, A. Erdemir, F.M. Gabhann, W.W. Lytton, Edward A. Sander, M.K. Transtrum, and L. Mulugeta, “Mechanistic Models, Model Mechanisms, and Computational Models of Explanation for Biological Phenomena”, IMAG Multiscale Modeling Consortium Meeting, 21-24 March 2017, Bethesda, MD.
  9. A. Pennline, L. Mulugeta, C.R. Werner, B.E. Lewandowski, “Development of a Daily Load Stimulus Formula for Spaceflight Musculoskeletal Research”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 23-26 Jan. 2016, Galveston, TX.
  10. M. Morrison, M. Horner, L. Mulugeta, L. Tian, M.J. Steele, C.A. Hunt, J.P. Ku, P. Pathmanathan, D.R. Lochner, W.W. Lytton, J.G. Myers, G.C.Y. Peng, and A. Erdemir, “Credible Practice of Modeling and Simulation in Healthcare”, Virtual Physiological Human Conference 2016, 26-28 September 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  11. E. Bischoff, L. Mulugeta, A. Erdemir and A. Hunt, “Towards the Establishment of Guidelines for the Credible Practice of Modeling and Simulation in Healthcare”, Latsis Symposium ETH Zurich on Personalized Medicine 2016, 27-29 June 2016, Zurich, Switzerland.
  12. Mulugeta, L. Tian, M.J. Steele, M. Horner, A. Erdemir, J.E. Bischoff, D.M. Eckmann, C.A. Hunt, J.P. Ku, D.R. Lochner, W.W. Lytton, V. Marmarelis, T.M. Morrison, J.G. Myers, G.C.Y. Peng, and M. Walton, “Developing Credible Practice Guidelines for Modeling and Simulation in Healthcare: A Multifaceted Approach”, 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 16-20 August 2016, Orlando, FL.
  13. Horner, L. Mulugeta, A. Erdemir, G. An, D.M. Eckmann, J.E. Bischoff, C.A. Hunt, J. Ku, D. Lochner, W.W. Lytton, V. Marmarelis, J.G. Myers, G. Peng, M. Steele and M. Walton, “A Comparison of Community-Based Guidelines and Standards for the Credible Use of Computational Methods in Healthcare”, 2016 BMES/FDA Frontiers in Medical Devices, Washington, DC.
  14. Horner, L. Mulugeta, A. Erdemir, G. An, D.M. Eckmann, J.E. Bischoff, C.A. Hunt, J. Ku, D. Lochner, W.W. Lytton, V. Marmarelis, J.G. Myers, G. Peng, M. Steele and M. Walton, “Credibility of Computational Methods in Healthcare: A Comparison of Community-based Standards and Guidelines”, 2016 ASME V&V Symposium, Las Vegas Neva.
  15. Raykin, T. Forte, B.C. Samuels, R. Wang, Andrew Feola1, L. Mulugeta, J.G. Myers3, E.S. Nelson, R.L. Gleason and C.R. Ethier, “CHARACTERIZATION OF THE BIOMECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF THE OPTIC NERVE AND ITS ROLE IN VIIP”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 08-12 Feb. 2016, Galveston, TX.
  16. J. Feola, J.G. Myers, J. Raykin, E.S. Nelson, B. Samuels, L. Mulugeta and C.R. Ethier, “A Probabilistic Modeling of Ocular Biomechanics in VIIP: Risk Stratification”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 08-12 Feb. 2016, Galveston, TX. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20160012466]
  17. G. Myers, C. Eke, E.S. Nelson, L. Mulugeta, J. Raykin, A. Feola, B. Samuels and C. R. Ethier, “Microgravity-Induced Physiological Fluid Redistribution: Computational Analysis to Assess Influence of Physiological Parameters”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 08-12 Feb. 2016, Galveston, TX. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20160012467]
  18. Raykin, A. Feola, R. Gleason, L. Mulugeta, J.G. Myers, E.S. Nelson, B. Samuels and C.R. Ethier, “Optic Nerve Sheath Mechanics in VIIP Syndrome”, Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, 17-20 June 2015, Snowbird, Utah. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20150018261]
  19. A. Feola, J. Raykin, L. Mulugeta, R. Gleason, J.G. Myers, E.S. Nelson, B. Samuels and C.R. Ethier, “Finite Element Modeling of the Posterior Eye in Microgravity”, Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, 17-20 June 2015, Snowbird, Utah. [Available Online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20150018266]
  20. Erdemir, L. Mulugeta and W.W. Lytton, “Ten ‘Not So’ Simple Rules for Credible Practice of Modeling and Simulation in Healthcare: A Multidisciplinary Committee Perspective”, Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference: Innovations in Modeling and Simulation, 18-20 May 2015, Washington DC. [Available online: http://tinyurl.com/owel54q]
  21. R. Ethier, A. Feola, J. Raykin, L. Mulugeta, R. Gleason, J.G. Myers, E.S. Nelson and B. Samuels, “Modeling the Effects of Spaceflight on the Posterior Eye in VIIP”, 2015 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), 3-7 May 2015, Denver, CO. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20150011647]
  22. Mulugeta, M. Walton, E. Nelson, G. Peng, T. Morrison, A. Erdemir and J. Myers, “HRP’S Healthcare Spin-Offs through Computational Modeling and Simulation Practice Methodologies”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 13-15 Jan. 2015, Galveston, TX. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20140013495]
  23. A. Gallo, W.K. Thompson1, B.E. Lewandowski, B.T. Humphreys, J.H. Funk, N.H. Funk, A.S. Weaver, G.P. Perusek, C.C. Sheehan and L. Mulugeta, “Computational Modeling Using OpenSim to Simulate a Squat Exercise Motion”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 13-15 Jan. 2015, Galveston, TX. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20150002700] **
  24. A. Pennline, C.R. Werner, B.E. Lewandowski, W.K. Thompson, J.D. Sibonga and L. Mulugeta, “Development of Bone Remodeling Model for Spaceflight Bone Physiology Analysis”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 13-15 Jan. 2015, Galveston, TX. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20150002704] **
  25. E. Lewandowski, J. A. Pennline, W. K. Thompson, B. T. Humphreys, J. W. Ryder, L. L. Ploutz-Snyder and L. Mulugeta, “Development of the NASA Digital Astronaut Project Muscle Model”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 13-15 Jan. 2015, Galveston, TX. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20150004110] **
  26. K. Thompson, C. A. Gallo, B.T. Humphreys, B.E. Lewandowski, J.H. Funk, N.H. Funk, A. Weaver, G.P. Perusek, C.C. Sheehan and L. Mulugeta, “Biomechanics Modeling to Inform Exercise Countermeasures for Future Exploration Missions”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 13-15 Jan. 2015, Galveston, TX. **
  27. T. Humphreys, W. K. Thompson, C. A. Gallo, A. S. Weaver, G.P. Perusek, C.C. Sheehan and L. Mulugeta, “Novel Application of Computational Modeling of Biomechanics in the Development of Exercise Hardware”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 13-15 Jan. 2015, Galveston, TX. **
  28. R. Werner, L. Mulugeta, J.G. Myers and J.A. Pennline, “Integration of a Finite Element Model with the DAP Bone Remodeling Model to Characterize Bone Response to Skeletal Loading”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 13-15 Jan. 2015, Galveston, TX. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20150002705]
  29. J. Vera, L. Mulugeta, E.S. Nelson, J. Raykin, A. Feola, R. Gleason, B. Samuels, and J.G. Myers, “Lumped Parameter Models of the Central Nervous System For VIIP Research”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 13-15 Jan. 2015, Galveston, TX. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20140016929]
  30. R. Ethier, A. Feola, L. Mulugeta, J.G. Myers, E. Nelson, J. Raykin and B. Samuels , “Finite Element Modeling of VIIP Syndrome”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 13-15 Jan. 2015, Galveston, TX. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20150004102]
  31. J. Feola, J. Raykin, L. Mulugeta, R. Gleason, J.G. Myers, E.S. Nelson, B. Samuels and C.R. Ethier, “Finite Element Modeling Techniques for Analysis of VIIP”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 13-15 Jan. 2015, Galveston, TX. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20150004103]
  32. Price, S. Gady, K. Heinemann, E.S. Nelson, L. Mulugeta, C.R. Ethier, B.C. Samuels, A. Feola, J. Vera and J.G. Myer, “An Integrated Model Of The Cardiovascular And Central Nervous Systems For Analysis Of Microgravity Induced Fluid Redistribution”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 13-15 Jan. 2015, Galveston, TX. [Abstract available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20150004106]
  33. S. Nelson, J.G. Myers, L. Mulugeta, J. Vera, J. Raykin, A. Feola, R. Gleason, B. Samuels and C.R. Ethier, “Numerical Modeling of Ophthalmic Response to Space”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 13-15 Jan. 2015, Galveston, TX. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20150004101]
  34. E. Nelson, L. Mulugeta, J.G. Myers, J. Raykin, A. Feola, B. Samuels, and C.R. Ethier, “Numerical Modeling of Ocular Dysfunction in Space”, 30th Annual Meeting of American Society for Gravitational and Space Research, 22-26 October 2014, Pasadena, CA. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20150002116]
  35. L. Mulugeta and A. Erdemir, “Common Practice Guidelines: A Significant Gap in Computational Modeling and Simulation in Healthcare”, 2014 Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group Multiscale Modeling Consortium Meeting – Satellite Meeting, 05 September 2014, Bethesda, MD. [Available online: 2014 IMAG/MSM Satellite Meeting]**
  36. R. Ethier, J. Raykin, L. Best, R. Gleason, L. Mulugeta, J.G. Myers, E.S. Nelson and B. Samuels (2014), “Biomechanics of the Optic Nerve Sheath in VIIP Syndrome”, 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, 06-11 July 2014, Boston, MA. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20150000873]
  37. L. Mulugeta, M. Walton, E. Nelson and J. Myers, “Adapting NASA-STD-7009 to Assess the Credibility of Biomedical Models and Simulations”, ASME 2014 Verification and Validation Symposium, 7-9 May 2014, Las Vegas, NV. [Available online: https://cstools.asme.org/csconnect/FileUpload.cfm?View=yes&ID=42697]
  38. Raykin, L. Best, R. Gleason, L. Mulugeta, J. Myers, E. Nelson, B.C. Samuels and C. R. Ethier, “Optic Nerve Sheath Mechanics and Permeability in VIIP Syndrome”, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, 03 May 2014, Orlando, FL. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20140010483]
  39. L. Mulugeta, M. Walton, E. Nelson, M. Steele and J. Myers, “Case Study: Credibility Assessment of Biomedical Models and Simulations with NASA-STD-7009”, ASME 2014 Verification and Validation Symposium, 7-9 May 2014, Las Vegas, NV. **
  40. L. Mulugeta, A. Erdimir, J. Ku and T. Morrison, “Pathway to Credible Practice Guidelines for Computational Modeling in Healthcare”, ASME 2014 Verification and Validation Symposium, 7-9 May 2014, Las Vegas, NV. **
  41. K. Thompson, C. A. Gallo, B.T. Humphreys, B.E. Lewandowski, A. Weaver, L. Ploutz-Snyder, and L. Mulugeta, “Integrated Biomechanical Models of Advanced Exercise Concept Devices for Future Exploration Missions”, Regional Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics at the University of Akron, 4-5 March 2014, Akron, OH.**
  42. K. Thompson, C. A. Gallo. B.T. Humphreys, B.E. Lewandowski, A. Weaver,L. Ploutz-Snyder, G.R. Adams, and L. Mulugeta, “Integrated Biomechanical Models of Advanced Exercise Concept Devices for Future Exploration Missions”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 12-13 Feb. 2014, Galveston, TX. [Abstract available online: http://tinyurl.com/kkux96v]**
  43. R. Werner, B.T. Humphreys, and L. Mulugeta, “Verification Validation and Credibility Assessment of a Computational Model of the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED)”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 12-13 Feb. 2014, Galveston, TX. [Abstract available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20140003849]**
  44. A. Pennline, L. Mulugeta, B.E. Lewandowski, W.K. Thompson, and J.D. Sibonga, “The Digital Astronaut Project Bone Remodeling Model”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 12-13 Feb. 2014, Galveston, TX. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20140006747]**
  45. T. Humphreys, W. K. Thompson, A. Weaver, G.P. Perusek, and L. Mulugeta, “Universal Toolbox for Simulating Advanced Exercise Concept Devices”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 12-13 Feb. 2014, Galveston, TX.[Abstract available online: http://tinyurl.com/ltq7yu2]**
  46. E. Lewandowski, J.A. Pennline, W. K. Thompson, B.T. Humphreys, J.W. Ryder, L. Ploutz-Snyder and L. Mulugeta, “Uncertainty, Validation & Sensitivity Analysis of the OpenSim Muscle Model for Pre- and Post-Flight Strength Reduction”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 12-13 Feb. 2014, Galveston, TX. [Abstract available online: http://tinyurl.com/kxwteyk]**
  47. M. Best, R. Gleason, L. Mulugeta, J.G. Myers, B. Samuels, C.R. Ethier and E.S. Nelson, “A Numerical Approach of Eye Lumped Parameter Modeling for the VIIP Syndrome”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 12-13 Feb. 2014, Galveston, TX. [Abstract available online: http://tinyurl.com/l5u466c]
  48. R. Ethier, L. Best, R. Gleason, L. Mulugeta, J.G. Myers, E.S. Nelson and B. Samuels, “A Framework for Modelling Connective Tissue Changes in VIIP Syndrome”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 12-13 Feb. 2014, Galveston, TX. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20150002332]
  49. J. Raykin, L. Best2, R. Gleason1, L. Mulugeta3, J.G. Myers2, E.S. Nelson2 B. Samuels4 and C. R. Ethier, “Experimental Measurements Driving Modeling of VIIP Syndrome”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 12-13 Feb. 2014, Galveston, TX. [Abstract available online: http://tinyurl.com/kuxqas2]
  50. M. Walton, L. Mulugeta, E. Nelson and J.G. Myers, “NASA-STD-7009 Guidance Document for Human Health and Performance Models and Simulations”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 12-13 Feb. 2014, Galveston, TX. [Abstract available online: http://tinyurl.com/l6ohnfa]
  51. E.S. Nelson, L. Mulugeta, M. Walton and J.G. Myers, “How to Develop and Interpret Credibility Assessments of Numerical Models for Human Research: NASA-STD-7009 Demystified”, Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 12-13 Feb. 2014, Galveston, TX. [Abstract available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20140017305]
  52. Mulugeta, L. and Erdemir, A., “Credible Practice of Modeling & Simulation in Healthcare”, Proceedings of the ASME/FDA 2013 1st Annual Frontiers in Medical Devices: Applications of Computer Modeling and Simulation, 11-13 Sept. 2013, Washington, DC, FMD2013-16080.**
  53. E.S. Nelson, L. Best, J.G. Myers and L. Mulugeta, “An integrated biomechanical model for microgravity-induced visual impairment”, International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials IWCMM XXII, 24-26 Sept. 2012, Baltimore, MD.**
  54. L. Mulugeta, L. Best, J. G. Myers and E.S. Nelson, “Computational Modeling and Simulation of Microgravity Induced Visual Impairment and Intracranial Pressure (VIIP)”, NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 11-14 Feb. 2013, Galveston, TX.**
  55. L. Mulugeta, M. Walton, E. Nelson and J. Myers, “Adapting NASA-STD-7009 for Credibility Assessment of Models and Simulations Intended for Space Biomedical Research and Operations”, NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 11-14 Feb. 2013, Galveston, TX.
  56. E.S. Nelson, L. Best, J.G. Myers and L. Mulugeta, “Computational Modeling of Cephalad Fluid Shift for Application to Microgravity Induce Visual Impairment”, NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 11-14 Feb. 2013, Galveston, TX. **
  57. W.K. Thompson, B.T. Humphreys, E.E. Caldwell, N.J. Newby, B.E. Lewandowski, L. Ploutz-Snyder, J.A. Pennline and L. Mulugeta, “Computational Biomechanical Models of Squat Exercise Performed on the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED)”,NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 11-14 Feb. 2013, Galveston, TX. [Abstract available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20150010330]**
  58. W.K. Thompson, B.T. Humphreys, B.E. Lewandowski, C. A. Gallo, A. Weaver, G.P. Perusek, C.C. Sheehan, L. Ploutz-Snyder, G.R. Adams, A. Yu, J.A. Cotter and L. Mulugeta, “Applying Computational Modeling and Simulation to Enhance Exercise Countermeasures Research and Development for Future Exploration Missions”, NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 11-14 Feb. 2013, Galveston, TX. **
  59. N. Newby, E. Caldwell, W. Thompson, B. Humphreys, B. Lewandowski, L. Ploutz-Snyder and L. Mulugeta, “Integrated Deadlift and Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Model”, NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 11-14 Feb. 2013, Galveston, TX. **
  60. J.A. Pennline, B.E. Lewandowski, W.K. Thompson, L. Mulugeta, and J.D. Sibonga, “A Bone Remodeling Computational Model for Tracking Bone Loss in a Weightless Environment”, NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 11-14 Feb. 2013, Galveston, TX. **
  61. B.E. Lewandowski, J. A. Pennline, W. K. Thompson, B. T. Humphreys, J. W. Ryder, L. L. Ploutz-Snyder and L. Mulugeta, “The NASA Digital Astronaut Project Muscle Model”, NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 11-14 Feb. 2013, Galveston, TX. **
  62. L. Mulugeta, “The Digital Astronaut Project: Applying Computational Modeling to Preserve the Health of Astronauts”, Universities Space Research Association’s Quarterly Featured Project, 2012, Houston, TX. **
  63. J.G. Myers, E. Nelson and L. Mulugeta, “Modeling and Simulation of Visual Impairment and Intracranial Pressure (VIIP) in Space”, 9th Annual World Congress of the SBMT, 2-4 June 2012, Toronto, Canada. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20150010362]**
  64. B.T. Humphreys, W.K. Thompson, B.E. Lewandowski, E.E. Cadwell, N. J. Newby, C. Sheehan and L. Mulugeta, “Development of a High Fidelity Module of the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Using Adams®”, NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 14-16 Feb. 2012, Houston, TX. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20150010126]**
  65. W.K. Thompson, B.E. Lewandowski, B.T. Humphreys, L. Ploutz-Snyder, E.E. Caldwell, N.J. Newby, M.M. Scott-Pandorf, B.T. Peters, R.S. Fincke, J.K. DeWitt, J.A. Pennline, J.G. Myers and L. Mulugeta, “Integrated Biomechanical Modeling of the Squat Exercise on the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Using LifeMOD®”, NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 14-16 Feb. 2012, Houston, TX.**
  66. B.E. Lewandowski, W.K. Thompson, B.T. Humphreys, L. Mulugeta, L. Ploutz-Snyder and J.A. Pennline, “Integrated Biomechanical Modeling of the Squat Exercise on the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Using LifeMOD®”, NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, 14-16 Feb. 2012, Houston, TX.
  67. R. Chen, L. Best, K. Mason, and L. Mulugeta, “Computational Models of the Eye and their Applications in Long Duration Space Flight”, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, 6 Oct. 2011, Virtual Session. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20110014512]**
  68. J.G. Myers, L. Mulugeta, A. Harrivel, B. Lewandowski and R. Ansari,Predicting astronaut health status with computational simulations”, 8thAnnual World Congress of the SBMT, 8-10 June 2011, San Francisco, CA.
  69. L. Mulugeta, J. G. Myers, B. Lewandowski and S.H. Platts, “The Value of Biomedical Simulation Environments to Future Human Space Flight Missions”, 82nd Annual Scientific and Human Performance Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, 8-12 May 2011, Anchorage, AK. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20110011631]
  70. L. Mulugeta and N. Skytland, “Opening NASA’s Archived Data to Augment Space Life Science Research”, 18th IAA Humans in Space Symposium, 11-15 Apr. 2011, Houston, TX.
  71. B.E. Lewandowski, J. A. Pennline, A. R. Stalker, L. Mulugeta, and J. G. Myers, (2011), “Musculoskeletal Modeling Component of the NASA Digital Astronaut Project”, 11-15 Apr. 2011, 18th IAA Humans in Space Symposium, Houston, TX. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20110011357]
  72. L.Mulugeta and N. Skytland, “Open Government Initiative: Creating a Culture of Experimentation”, NASA Project Management Challenge, 9-10 Feb. 2011, Long Beach, CA.
  73. D. Briers and L. Mulugeta, “The Graphical Representation of the Digital Astronaut Physiology Backbone”, Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), 10-13 Nov 2010, Charlotte, NC. [Available online: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20100027432]
  74. J. Hochstein, D. Bodkin, A. Chan, R. Chasseigne, M. Demel, O. Doule, D. Jagula, L. Mulugeta, A. Oprong, L. Quemet, J. P. Salazar and M. Turnock, “Robotic and astronaut tasks related to crew safety for exploration of a lunar pole”, 59th International Astronautical Congress, 29 Sept. – 3 Oct. 2008, Glasgow, Scotland.
  75. L. Mulugeta, M. M. Battler, R. L. Kobrick and R. Persaud, “A Systematic Crew Selection Process for Mars Analogue Training Expeditions”, 59thInternational Astronautical Congress, 29 Sept. – 3 Oct. 2008, Glasgow, Scotland.