Krishna V. Shenoy, PhD
Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
Department of Neurobiology (by courtesy)
Department of Bioengineering (affiliate)
Neurosciences Graduate Program
Bio-X Program
Stanford Neurosciences Institute
Director of "Shenoy Group": Neural Prosthetic Systems Laboratory (NPSL)
Co-Director of "Translational Group": Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory (NPTL)

W100-A, James H. Clark Center
318 Campus Drive West
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-5436
T 650.723.4789
E shenoy{at}stanford{dot}edu

Faculty administrator
Beverly Davis
W352, James H. Clark Center
318 Campus Drive West
T 650.723.1458
F 650.724.5791
E beverlydavis{at}stanford{dot}edu

Photo by Joel Simon (11/13/12) [high res]

Biosketch

Krishna V. Shenoy received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from U.C. Irvine in 1990, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from MIT, Cambridge, in 1992 and 1995, respectively. He was a Neurobiology Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech from 1995 to 2001 and then joined Stanford University where he is currently a Professor in the Departments of Electrical Engineering, Neurobiology, and Bioengineering, in the Bio-X and Neurosciences Programs, and in the Stanford Neurosciences Institute.

His research interests include computational motor neurophysiology and neural prosthetic system design. He is the director of the Neural Prosthetic Systems Laboratory and co-director of the Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory at Stanford University. Dr. Shenoy was a recipient of the 1996 Hertz Foundation Doctoral Thesis Prize, a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a McKnight Endowment Fund in Neuroscience Technological Innovations in Neurosciences Award, a 2009 National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award, the 2010 Stanford University Postdoctoral Mentoring Award, and the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at U.C. Irvine.

Education & Training

  • 1986-1987 UC San Diego, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • 1987-1990 BS EE, UC Irvine, Summa Cum Laude, Advisors: Profs. G.L. Shaw and G. Sonek
  • 1989 Summer intern at Rockwell Semiconductor Products Divsion (then Conexant, now Jazz), Newport Beach, CA
  • 1990-1992 SM EE, MIT, Advisor: Prof. C.G. Fonstad, Jr.
  • 1992-1995 PhD EE, MIT, Advisor: Prof. C.G. Fonstad, Jr.
  • 1995-1998 Postdoc, Neurobiology, Caltech, Advisor: Prof. R.A. Andersen
  • 1998-2001 Senior Postdoc, Neurobiology, Caltech, Advisor: Prof. R.A. Andersen

Positions

  • 8/1/01 - 2/1/08 Assistant Professor, Stanford University
  • 2/1/08 - 9/1/12 Associate Professor (tenured), Stanford University
  • 9/1/12 - present Professor, Stanford University

Honors & Awards

Service, Memberships & Directorships

  • 1988- IEEE
  • 1995- Society for Neuroscience (SFN)
  • 2001- Neural Control of Movement Society
  • 2003-2005 Defense Science Research Council (DSRC / DARPA) Fellow
  • 2005-2009 DSRC / DARPA Member
  • 2006 IEEE Senior Member, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • 2007- American Physiological Society
  • 2008-2014 Program Co-Director (along with Director Prof. Jay McClelland), NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) interdisciplinary program, "Emergent Functions of Neural Systems" part of Stanford's Center for Mind, Brain and Computation
  • 2008- Editorial board, Journal of Neurophysiology
  • 2009- Co-Director (along with Co-Director Prof. Jaimie Henderson), Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory (NPTL), part of Stanford Institute for Neuro-Innovation and Translational Neuroscience (SINTN) and Stanford's Bio-X / NeuroVentures program.
  • 2010-2015 Director (PI) of DARPA-DSO "REPAIR" Research Program, a 10-investivator, 4 institution research team. Faculty team investigators at Brown University: Burwell, Connors, Donoghue, Hochberg, Nurmikko [Co-Director], andScheinberg; at Stanford University: Deisseroth and Shenoy; at University College London: Sahani; and at UC San Francisco: Sabes.
  • 2013-2017 Co-PI (PI: Deisseroth) of DARPA-BTO "NeuroFAST" Research Program, a 2-investigator research team.

Teaching

  • 2002 Winter: EE112 Electronics II Basic operating principles and device equations for MOS capacitors and transistors, and bipolar junction transistors. The basics of transistor amplifier and logic circuit design using MOS transistors. Weekly one hour recitation session. Prerequisites: EE101, EE102, EE111. 4 units.
  • 2003 Winter: EE112 Electronics II
  • 2003 Spring: EE113 Electronic Circuits Bipolar and MOS amplifier design including DC bias, small signal performance, multistage amplifiers, frequency response, feedback. Design and use of operational amplifiers. Prerequisites: EE102, EE112. 3 units.
  • 2003 Autumn: EE101B Circuits II Second of two-course sequence. MOS large-signal and small-signal models. MOS amplifier design including DC bias, small signal performance, multistage amplifiers, frequency response, and feedback. Lab designs and builds an all-analog neural signal processing systems. Prerequisite: EE101A. 4 units. (with Prof. Mar Hershenson)
  • 2004 Winter: [EE101B Circuits II Lab development]
  • 2004 Spring: EE101B Circuits II with Lab
  • 2004 Autumn: EE101B Circuits II with Lab (with Prof. Mar Hershenson)
  • 2005 Winter: EE418 Topics in Neuroengineering Neuroscience and electrical engineering, focusing on principles and theory in modern neural prosthetic systems (brain-computer or brain-machine interfaces). Electrical properties of neurons, information encoding, neural measurement techiques and technology, processing electronics, information decoding and estimators, and statistical data analysis. Prerequisites: EE214, EE278. 3 units.
  • 2005 Spring: EE101B Circuits II with Lab (with Prof. Bob Dutton)
  • 2005 Autumn: EE101B Circuits II with Lab (with Prof. Mar Hershenson)
  • 2006 Winter: EE418 Topics in Neuroengineering
  • 2006 Spring: EE101B Circuits II with Lab
  • 2006 Autumn: EE101B Circuits II with Lab (with Prof. Mar Hershenson)
  • 2007 Winter: EE418 Topics in Neuroengineering
  • 2007 Spring: EE101B Circuits II with Lab
  • 2007 Autumn: EE101B Circuits II with Lab (with Prof. Mar Hershenson)
  • 2008 Winter: EE418 Topics in Neuroengineering
  • 2008 Spring: EE101B Circuits II with Lab
  • 2008 Autumn: [Teaching leave (points)]
  • 2009 Winter: [Sabbatical]
  • 2009 Spring: EE302 Topics in Biomedical Electronics Biomedical electronics and instruments based on electrical engineering for diagnostics and therapeutic treatments of biological systems, focusing on the theory and design principles in modern biomedical electronics using electromagnetic properties. Topics include circuit design for implanted medical devices, physics and signal processing for medical imaging systems, techniques for neural measurements and neuro-decoding, and electronics for drug delivery. Prerequisites: EE214, EE264, EE265. 3 units. (with Prof. Teresa Meng)
  • 2009 Autumn: [Teaching leave (offset)]
  • 2010 Winter: EE124 Introduction to Neuroelectrical Engineering Fundamental properties of electrical activity in neurons, technology for measuring and altering neural activity, and operating principles of modern neurological and neural prosthetic medical systems. Topics: action potential generation and propagation, neuro-MEMS and measurement systems, experimental design and statistical data analysis, information encoding and decoding, clinical diagnostic systems, and fully-implantable neural prosthetic systems design. Prerequisites: EE101B, EE102B. 3 units. https://ccnet.stanford.edu/ee124/
  • 2010 Spring: EE101B Circuits II with Lab https://ccnet.stanford.edu/ee101b
  • 2010 Autumn: [Teaching leave (offset)]
  • 2011 Winter: EE124 Introduction to Neuroelectrical Engineering
  • 2011 Spring: [Sabbatical]
  • 2011 Autumn: [Teaching leave (offset)]
  • 2012 Winter: [Teaching leave]
  • 2012 Spring: [Sabbatical]
  • 2012 Autumn: [Teaching leave (offset)]
  • 2013 Winter: [Teaching leave]
  • 2013 Spring: [Sabbatical]
  • 2013 Autumn: [Teaching leave (offset)]
  • 2014 Winter: [Teaching leave]
  • 2014 Spring: [Sabbatical]
  • 2014 Autumn: [Teaching leave (offset)]
  • 2015 Winter: [Teaching leave]
  • 2015 Spring: [Sabbatical]

Updated: 20 December 2014