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Krishna Shenoy

Krishna Shenoy

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)


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Krishna V. Shenoy, PhD, is the Hong Seh and Vivian W. M. Lim Professor of Engineering. He is with the Departments of Electrical Engineering and by courtesy, Bioengineering and Neurobiology at Stanford University. He is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute 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, 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 serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards of The University of Washington's Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center), MIND-X Inc., Inscopix Inc. and Heal Inc. He is also a consultant for Neuralink Corp. and CTRL-Labs Inc. (startup 2016-2019, now a part of Facebook Reality Labs).