Markus Hauschild, Ph.D.


Title: Patent Engineer

Location: Silicon Valley


Dr. Markus Hauschild assists both corporate and institutional clients with prosecuting patents in the aerospace, automotive, electronics, medical device and information technology industries


Prior to joining Osha Liang, Dr. Hauschild was a neuroscientist at the California Institute of Technology, working on research programs in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, DARPA, and the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University.  He used his background in mechanical, electrical, and software engineering to advance neural prosthetics, brain-machine interfaces, and robotics & control.

At University of Southern California, Dr. Hauschild designed and implemented real-time computational platforms for the simulation of musculoskeletal and mechanical systems in stereoscopic 3D virtual reality environments. At German Aerospace Center, Dr. Hauschild designed control algorithms for robotic actuators used in human-machine interaction such as steer- and fly-by-wire.


  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California (2010)
  • M.S., Medical Device & Diagnostic Engineering, University of Southern California (2006)
  • B.S., Mechatronics, Munich University of Applied Sciences (2002)


  • Hauschild, M., Davoodi, R., Loeb, G.E. (2007). “A virtual reality environment for designing and fitting neural prosthetic limbs.” IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 15: 9-15.
  • Albu-Schaeffer, A., Haehnle, M., Hauschild, M., Sporer, N. (2004). “Methodology for identification and compensation of periodic torque disturbances in a system consisting of motor and Harmonic Drive gear.”  Patent #102 17 020, Germany.
  • Hauschild, M., Mulliken, G.H., Fineman, I., Loeb, G.E., Andersen, R.A. (2012). “Cognitive signals for brain-machine-interfaces in posterior parietal cortex include continuous 3D trajectory commands.”  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109(42):17075-80
  • Hwang, EJ., Hauschild, M., Wilke, M., Andersen, R.A. (2012). “Inactivation of the parietal reach region causes optic ataxia, impairing reaches but not saccades.” Neuron 76(5):1021-9
  • Lu, YS., Lin, SM., Hauschild, M., Hirzinger, G. (2012). “A torque-ripple compensation scheme for harmonic drive systems.”  Electr. Eng.


  • French
  • German (native)