Dr. Jeka has been awarded a Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) grant from the National Science Foundation. Funded jointly with Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the grant involves collaborative work with Dr. Gregor Schoener (Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany) and Dr. Hartmut Geyer, Carnegie-Mellon University.  The project will employ an experimental-computational approach to determine how humans combine the control of upright balance with common functional tasks during walking, such as navigating around obstacles or adjusting speed.