Dr. Krishna Shenoy
Departments of Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering & Neurobiology
Professor, Stanford University
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
December 15, 2016 - 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Millions of people worldwide suffer from neurological disease and injury leading to paralysis, which
is often so severe that people are unable to feed themselves or communicate. Cortically-controlled brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) aim to restore some of this lost function by converting neural activity from the brain into control signals for prosthetic devices. I will describe some of our group's recent investigations into basic motor neurophysiology focused on understanding neural population
dynamics, pre-clinical BMIs focused on high-performance control algorithm design, and translational BMI development and pilot clinical trial results focused on helping establish clinical viability.
Bio: Krishna Shenoy, Ph.D., is a Professor of Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering and Neurobiology at Stanford University. He is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Prof. Shenoy holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Irvine (1987-1990), a Ph.D. 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 to present). Prof. Shenoy directs the Stanford Neural Prosthetic Systems Lab and co-directs the Stanford Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory, which aim to help restore lost motor function to people with paralysis.
Past H. Paul Rockwood Memorial Lectureships