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Krishna Shenoy

Professor of Engineering at Stanford University

Krishna V. Shenoy (1968-2023) was an American neuroscientist and neuroengineer at Stanford University. Shenoy focused on motor and computational neuroscience, neuroengineering, brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) and neurotechnology. Throughout his lifetime, he published over 140 journal articles.[3] On 21 January 2023, he passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Shenoy obtained a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Irvine (1987-1990) and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT (1990-1995). He was then a postdoctoral fellow in Neurobiology at Caltech (1995-2001). 

Krishna V. Shenoy, PhD, is the Hong Seh and Vivian W. M. Lim Professor of Engineering. He is with the Departments of Electrical Engineering (EE) and, by courtesy, of Bioengineering (BioE), Neurobiology and Neurosurgery in the Schools of Engineering (SOE) and Medicine (SOM) at Stanford University. He is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) 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, HHMI Investigator 2015 to present (and at least 2028), 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.

In 2022 he was Elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and as an IEEE Fellow. Prof. Shenoy (1) serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards (SABs) of The University of Washington's Center for Neurotechnology (an NSF Engineering Research Center), MIND-X Inc., Inscopix Inc. and Heal Inc., (2) is also a consultant / advisor for CTRL-Labs and was on the Founding SAB, which was acquired in 2019 by Reality Labs, Meta Platforms (previously Facebook) and (3) is a co-founder and consultant / advisor for Neuralink Corp.

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Details last updated 05-Feb-2023

Krishna Shenoy News

GPT-3 and similar AI models can generate speech, using brain implants at a record-breaking speed

Singularity Hub - 31-Jan-2023

The ultimate goal is to restore rapid communications to people who can no longer speak