Krishna Shenoy

Hong Seh and Vivian W. M. Lim Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurobiology, of Bioengineering and of Neurosurgery

Concentration Advising in:
Academic Appointments
Professor, Electrical Engineering
Professor (By courtesy), Neurobiology
Professor (By courtesy), Bioengineering
Professor (By courtesy), Neurosurgery
Member, Bio-X
Member, Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Krishna V. Shenoy, PhD, is the Hong Seh and Vivian W. M. Lim Professor of Engineering. He is with the Departments of Electrical Engineering (EE) and, by courtesy, of Bioengineering (BioE), Neurobiology and Neurosurgery in the Schools of Engineering (SOE) and Medicine (SOM) at Stanford University. He is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator. Prof. Shenoy holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Irvine (1987-1990), a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT (1990-1995), was a postdoctoral fellow in Neurobiology at Caltech (1995-2001), and has been on faculty at Stanford since then (Assistant Prof. 2001-2008, Associate Prof. 2008-2012, Full Prof. 2012-2017, HHMI Investigator 2015 to present (and at least 2028), Endowed Chair 2017 to present). Prof. Shenoy directs the Stanford Neural Prosthetic Systems Lab (basic neuroscience and engineering) and co-directs the Stanford Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory (clinical trials), which aim to help restore lost motor function to people with paralysis. Honors and awards include a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences, a Sloan Fellow, a McKnight Technological Innovations in Neurosciences Award, an NIH EUREKA Award, an NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, the 2010 Stanford University Postdoc Mentoring Award, election as a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows, and the 2018 recipient of the Andrew Carnegie Mind and Brain Prize from Carnegie Mellon University. Prof. Shenoy (1) serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards (SABs) of The University of Washington's Center for Neurotechnology (an NSF Engineering Research Center), MIND-X Inc., Inscopix Inc. and Heal Inc., (2) is also a consultant / advisor for CTRL-Labs and was on the Founding SAB, which was acquired in 2019 by Reality Labs, Meta Platforms (previously Facebook) and (3) is a co-founder and consultant / advisor for Neuralink Corp.
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Scientific Advisory Board, Heal Inc. (2015 - Present)
Consultant / Advisor & Co-founder, Neuralink Inc. (2016 - Present)
Consultant / Advisor (2020-), Scientific Advisory Board (2016-2020), CTRL-Labs Inc (acquired by Facebook Reality Labs, Facebook), NYC, NY & Menlo Park, CA (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, Inscopix Inc. (2018 - 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)
NIH EUREKA 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-)
Elected 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
Endowed Chair Professorship, Stanford University, Hong Seh and Vivian W. M. Professor of Engineering (2017)
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Investigator (appointed in 2015) (2015)
Professor, Stanford University, Departments of Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering & Neurobiology (2012)
Associate Professor, Stanford University, Departments of Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering & Neurobiology (2008)
Assistant Professor, Stanford University, Departments of Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering & Neurobiology (2001)
Senior Postdoc, Caltech, Systems Neuroscience, Division of Biology (2001)
Postdoc, Caltech, Systems Neuroscience, Division of Biology (1998)
Ph.D., MIT, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (1995)
S.M., MIT, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (1992)
B.S., UC Irvine, Electrical Engineering (1990)
N/A, UCSD, Electrical Engineering (1987)