Ernest Kabuye

Carnegie Mellon University

Ernest Kabuye

Ernest Kabuye received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2011 from Northeastern University, Boston, and his master’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2017 from Tufts University. In 2021, he earned an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is currently a fourth-year PhD candidate in mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is a GEM University Fellow, and member of the University Disciplinary Committee and Academic Review Board, University Leadership Student Advisory Council, and Black Graduate Student Organization (president). In an effort to make more Black students aware of higher education opportunities, he has visited Pittsburgh-area high schools, providing encouragement to spark their interest. As a senior development engineer at Smith & Nephew, he developed more than 125 manufacturing and supplier processes, preventing back orders and saving more than $15M. He was a lead mechanical engineer at Insulet Corporation, conducting research on two medical device parts to ascertain functionality and creating IP for a combination platform device that drove more than 15% market share acquisition. His dissertation focuses on the field of surgical training and its current reliance on the use of cadaver models. His research involves the use of artificial intelligence and virtual reality to enhance and train users while augmenting their techniques in multiple applications. Ernest also is investigating multiple-user interactions in singular virtual environments during surgical intervention.

Research Interests

Advanced Technologies in Healthcare