Peter Walker Ferguson is a lecturer and alumnus of the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering at Loyola Marymount University. He is a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering with an emphasis in design, robotics, and manufacturing at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses primarily on the development of a robotic hand exoskeleton for stroke rehabilitation. He also works on the automation of surgical subtasks by surgical robots. He has published numerous academic book chapters, conference papers, and journal articles, and edited a recent book on robotic exoskeletons and active prosthetics. His prior academic and industry research includes work on plasma physics, the electrical smart grid, and schizophrenia. Ferguson has seven years of experience educating students in a variety of topics in engineering, math, research writing, and ethics.