Krishna Shenoy

Hong Seh and Vivian W. M. Lim Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurobiology and of Bioengineering

Concentration Advising in:
Academic Appointments
Professor, Electrical Engineering
Professor (By courtesy), Neurobiology
Professor (By courtesy), Bioengineering
Member, Bio-X
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Our group (Neural Prosthetic Systems Laboratory, NPSL; directed by Prof. Shenoy) conducts neuroscience, neuroengineering, and translational research to better understand how the brain controls movement, and to design medical systems to assist people with movement disabilities. Our neuroscience research investigates the neural basis of movement preparation and generation using a combination of electro-/opto-physiological, behavioral, computational and theoretical techniques. Our neuroengineering research investigates the design of high-performance and robust neural prostheses. Neural prostheses are also known as brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) and brain-machine interfaces (BMIs). These systems translate neural activity from the brain into control signals for prosthetic devices, which can assist people with paralysis by restoring lost motor functions. Our translational research, including an FDA pilot clinical trial termed BrainGate2, are conducted as part of the our Neural Prosthetic Translational Laboratory (NPTL; co-directed by Profs. Shenoy & Henderson).
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Scientific Advisory Board, Heal Inc (2015 - Present)
Consultant, Neuralink Inc. (2016 - Present)
Scientific Advisory Board, The University of Washington's Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center) (2016 - Present)
Scientific Advisory Board, CTRL-Labs Inc (now part of FaceBook). (2016 - Present)
Scientific Advisory Board, MIND-X Inc. (2018 - Present)
Honors & Awards
Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences, Burroughs Wellcome Fund (1999)
Research Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (2002)
Technological Innovations in Neurosciences Award, McKnight Foundation (2007)
NIH Director's Pioneer Award, National Institutes of Health (2009)
Postdoc Mentoring Award, Stanford University (2010)
Distinguished Alumnus Award, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California at Irvine (2013)
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2015-)
Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows (2017-)
2018 Recipient, Andrew Carnegie Mind and Brain Prize from Carnegie Mellon Unversity (2018)
Degrees / Education
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) (2015)
Professor, Stanford University, Hong Seh and Vivian W. M. Professor of Engineering, 2017-present. Professor, 2012-2017. Associate Professor, 2008-2012. Assistant Professor, 2001-2008. Department of Electrical Engineering, Neurobiology (courtesy) and Bioen
Postdoc, Caltech, Neurobiology, Senior Postdoc, 1998-2001; Neurobiology, Postdoc, 1995-1998 (1998)
Ph.D., MIT, Electrical Engineering (1995)
S.M., MIT, Electrical Engineering (1992)
B.S., University of California, Irvine, Electrical Engineering (1990)