Krishna V. Shenoy is the Hong Seh and Vivian W. M. Lim Professor of Engineering at Stanford University, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Director, Neural Prosthetic Systems Laboratory (NPSL) and Co-Director, Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory (NPTL).
Shenoy’s 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, also known as brain-computer interfaces and brain-machine interfaces. These systems translate neural activity from the brain into control signals for prosthetic devices, which assist people with paralysis by restoring lost function
Shenoy has received a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences, a McKnight Technological Innovations in Neurosciences Award, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Pioneer Award, the 2010 Stanford University Postdoc Mentoring Award, and was selected as an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. 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), CTRL-Labs Inc., MIND-X Inc. and Heal Inc. He is a consultant for Neuralink Corp.
The Center for Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) will present the award to Shenoy at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 in the Simmons Auditorium A, Tepper Building. As part of the award ceremony, Shenoy will present a talk on “Brain-machine Interfaces: From Basic Science and Engineering to Clinical Trials.”