Krishna Shenoy, PhD

1992 Hertz Fellow
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Krishna V. Shenoy, PhD, was the Hong Seh and Vivian W. M. Lim Professor of Engineering.

He was 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 was also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator. Prof. Shenoy held 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 was on faculty at Stanford from 2001 (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 directed the Stanford Neural Prosthetic Systems Lab (basic neuroscience and engineering) and co-directed the Stanford Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory (clinical trials), which aim to help restore lost motor function to people with paralysis.

Graduate Studies

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering
Monolithic Optoelectronic VLSI Ciruit Design and Fabrication for Optical Interconnects

Undergraduate Studies

University of California, Irvine


1996, Hertz Thesis Prize, Fannie & John Hertz Foundation
2002, Sloan Research Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
2010 Stanford University Postdoc Mentoring Award
2018, Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Science, Carnegie Mellon
2022, Elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and as an IEEE Fellow.
McKnight Technological Innovations in Neurosciences Award
NIH Director’s Pioneer Award
Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
College of Fellows