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Krishna Shenoy: Brain-Computer Interfaces
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 7:00–8:15 pm
Berkeley City College Auditorium: 2050 Center Street, between Shattuck Ave. & Milvia St., in Berkeley (near the Downtown Berkeley BART station)
The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and Berkeley City College cordially invite you to attend a lecture by Dr. Krishna Shenoy on “Brain-Computer Interfaces," which is part of the series Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics. This lecture series is dedicated to engaging the public through speakers on mathematics whose expertise, passion, and ability to explain what they do with math can be understood by all.
Dr. Krishna Shenoy, a professor at Stanford University, directs the Neural Prosthetic Systems Lab (NPSL) where his group conducts neuroscience and neuroengineering research to better understand how the brain controls movement, and to design medical systems to assist those with movement disabilities. He also co-directs the Neural Prosthetics Translational Lab (NPTL), along with Dr. Jaimie Henderson. They are employing these advances to help people with severe motor disabilities such as spinal cord injury and ALS. Dr. Shenoy was a recipient of National Science Foundation and Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships, the 1996 Hertz Foundation Doctoral Thesis Prize, a 1999 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences, a 2002 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a 2007 McKnight Endowment Fund in Neuroscience Technological Innovations in Neurosciences Award, a 2009 National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award, the 2010 Stanford University Postdoctoral Mentor Award, and the 2013 University of California at Irvine Distinguished Alumnus Award (Henry Samueli School of Engineering).
RSVPs will be accepted beginning on March 13. Please come back to this webpage and RSVP at that time in order to reserve your seat and be issued a ticket to the lecture.
Please note: You must present a printed or electronic ticket at the doors to guarantee your seat in the auditorium. Seating is limited and first come, first served. Doors open at 6:00 pm.
Want to join the Archimedes Society?
To reserve premium seats in advance and attend a pre-event reception, we invite you to join the Archimedes Society, MSRI's supporting membership of individual donors. To join the Archimedes Society, please visit https://tinyurl.com/msri-arch. Please indicate the total number of tickets in the "Comments" field. Archimedes Society members may bring one guest. Please RSVP by Sunday, Mar. 30 to reserve seating and attend the pre-event reception. Food and drinks will be provided at the reception.
The generous support of the Simons Foundation has made possible the "Not on the Test" MSRI-BCC lecture series.
9/11/13 - Tony DeRose: "Math in the Movies"
10/9/13 - Keith Devlin: "Video Games for Mathematics"
11/6/13 - Inez Fung: "Verifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions"
2/12/14 - Ge Wang: "Music, Computing, People"
3/12/14 - Eugenie Scott: "Science Denialism"
4/9/14 - Krishna Shenoy: Brain-Machine Interfaces