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Elizabeth Torres, PhD

Elizabeth B. Torres, PhD, is the Director of the Sensory Motor Integration Laboratory at Rutgers University. Dr. Torres’ research creates mathematical and computational models connecting cognition with movements and their sensations. She creates and deploys technology and in-house developed experimental assays to scale research and sample broadly across the human population. Dr. Torres’ research aims to ultimately uncover how human autonomous intelligence spontaneously self-emerges and coexists with voluntary actions. She wants to understand the synthesis of creative thoughts and problem solving using a renovated embodied cognition approach. Dr. Torres uses the lifelong autism model and other neurodevelopmental disorders as a springboard to advance the various basic scientific aspects of this central quest of her research program. Dr. Torres builds translational and actionable medical solutions to help various communities. She develops and shares technology to advance science dissemination and reproducibility. Dr. Torres strives to educate the public to continue their trust and support of our science. Further, she develops interdisciplinary collaborative networks to produce multiple revenue streams for science and technology, and to train new generations of innovators for academia, R&D, and industry.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Elizabeth Torres has employment relationships with Rutgers University, Silas Solutions, and New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence. She receives royalties as a published author. Elizabeth Torres receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Elizabeth Torres is a member of the International Society for Autism Research and is an editor and peer reviewer for several journals, for a complete list contact PESI, Inc.