Updated: 10 March 2014

INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH:

Krishna V. Shenoy, PhD
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Neurobiology (by courtesy), and Bioengineering (affiliate)
Stanford University

Dr. Shenoy received his bachelors degree in electrical engineering from UC Irvine, before moving on to receive his masters and doctorate in the same field from MIT. He was a Neurobiology Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech, Pasadena, and then joined Stanford University, where he is currently a (full) Professor. His main research interests include computational motor neurophysiology and neural prosthetic system design.

Dr. Shenoy directs the Neural Prosthetic Systems Lab (NPSL) where his group conducts neuroscience and neuroengineering research to better understand how the brain controls movement, and to design medical systems to assist those with movement disabilities. His neuroscience research investigates the neural basis of movement preparation and generation, and his neuroengineering research investigates the design of high-performance neural prosthetic systems, which 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 assist disabled patients by restoring lost function.

Dr. Shenoy also co-directs the Neural Prosthetics Translational Lab (NPTL), along with Dr. Jaimie Henderson (MD, neurosurgeon) where they are employing these advances to help people with sever motor disabilities such as spinal cord injury and ALS. This work includes being the second site of the FDA Phase-I Clinical Trial termed "BrainGate" (PI: Dr. Leigh Hochberg, MD, PhD).

Dr. Shenoy was a recipient of NSF and Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships, the 1996 Hertz Foundation Doctoral Thesis Prize, a 1999 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences, a 2002 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a 2007 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 Mentor Award, and the 2013 University of California at Irvine Distinguished Alumnus Award (Henry Samueli School of Engineering). He also Directs (PI's) the DARPA-DSO "REPAIR", ten-investigator, four-institution (Stanford-Brown-UCSF-UCL) Research Program, to advance basic neuroscience and neuroengineering for next-generation brain recovery and implantable medical devices.

 

BIOSKETCH IN PARAGRAPH FORMAT:

Professor Shenoy directs the Neural Prosthetic Systems Lab (NPSL) where his group conducts neuroscience and neuroengineering research to better understand how the brain controls movement, and to design medical systems to assist those with movement disabilities. His neuroscience research investigates the neural basis of movement preparation and generation using a combination of electrophysiological, behavioral, computational and theoretical techniques. His neuroengineering research investigates the design of high-performance neural prosthetic systems, which 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 assist disabled patients by restoring lost function. This work includes statistical signal processing, machine learning, low-power circuits, and real-time system modeling and implementation.

Education & training, Positions, Honors & Awards, and Select Service & Memberships include: BS Electrical Engineering, UC Irvine, Summa Cum Laude, Prof. G.L. Shaw (1990); NSF Graduate Fellow (1990-1995); SM Electrical Engineering, MIT, Prof. C.G. Fonstad, Jr. (1992); Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellow (1992-1995); PhD Electrical Engineering, MIT, Prof. C.G. Fonstad, Jr. (1995); Hertz Foundation Doctoral Thesis Prize (1996); Postdoc, Neurobiology, Caltech, Prof. R.A. Andersen (1995-1998); Senior Postdoc, Neurobiology, Caltech, Prof. R.A. Andersen (1998-2001); Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences (1999); Assistant Professor, Stanford University (2001-2008); Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow (2002); Defense Science Research Council (DSRC/DARPA) Fellow (2003-2005); DSRC/DARPA Member (2005-2009); IEEE Senior Member, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (2006); McKnight Technological Innovations in Neurosciences Award (2007); Associate Professor (tenured), Stanford University (2008-2012); Program Co-Director/Co-PI, NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) interdisciplinary program entitled, “Emergent Functions of Neural Systems,” part of Stanford’s Center for Mind, Brain and Computation; Editorial board, Journal of Neurophysiology (2008-); Charles Lee Powell Faculty Scholar, School of Engineering, Stanford University (2008-2012); 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 (2009-); 2009 NIH Director's Pioneer Award (2009-2014); 2010- Director/PI of DARPA-DSO "REPAIR" ten-investigator, 4 institution, Research Program; 2010 Stanford University Postdoc Mentoring Award; (Full) Professor, Stanford University (2012-present), Departments of Electrical Engineering, Neurobioogy (courtesy), and Bioengineering (affiliate); and the 2013 University of California at Irvine Distinguished Alumnus Award (Henry Samueli School of Engineering).

 

BIOSKETCH IN LIST FORMAT:

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 (now Conexant), 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
    • Department of Electrical Engineering
    • Department of Neurobiology, by courtesy
    • Department of Bioengineering, affiliate
    • Bio-X Program
    • Neurosciences Graduate Program
    • Stanford Neurosciences Institute
    • Center for Mind, Brain, and Computation (MBC)
    • Center for Integrated Systems (CIS)

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- 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- 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.

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