Timothy Holder

North Carolina State University

Timothy Holder

Timothy Holder earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry-engineering in 2016 from Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA, and is a current PhD student in the joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a graduate research assistant in the iBionics Lab and a teaching assistant for Neural Interface Engineering, both at NC State. In his ongoing dissertation work, he is developing wearable, non-contact, implantable electronic systems to quantify the environmental, individual, and interaction variables of Canine Assisted Interventions. He is part of an active interdisciplinary collaboration between biomedical engineers, computer scientists, electrical engineers, veterinary scientists, and psychology experts who quantitatively explore human-animal bonding and its therapeutic impact. Timothy is an alumni representative and board member of the Underrepresented STEM Graduate Student Association (USGSA) and a member of the Black Graduate Student Association — both at NC State, and a student member of IEEE and AAAS. He has mentored more than a dozen research assistants, guiding them toward publication or formal presentation. His primary research goal is causal attribution, which refers to connecting environmental and interaction inputs directly to their mental, emotional, or physical outputs. As a future engineering professor, he will promote a climate of diversity and inclusion by implementing his teaching philosophy that centers around Interest, Immersion and Innovation (I3).

Research Interests

Psychophysiological wearable and noncontact sensor systems