Keynote Talks

Dr. Cara Wall-Scheffler

Seattle Pacific University

Dr. Wall-Scheffler studies the evolution of human sexual dimorphism in the context of thermoregulation and long-distance locomotion. Her expertise is in human biomechanics, locomotor energetics, telemetry physiology, paleontology, archaeozoology, and behavioral ecology and studies how women in particular have a rare (among mammals) ability to work both efficiently (energy per unit mass) and economically (total energy) when carrying loads.

Dr. David Hu

Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Hu studies fluid dynamics and mechanics of interfaces between fluids. He has expertise in comparative biomechanics, animal locomotion and is the recipient of two Ig Nobel Prizes for his research.