Principal Investigator             


Jose Carmena, PhD (U of Edinburgh)

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Neuroscience, University of California, Berkeley

Co-Director, Center for Neural Engineering and Prostheses
UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco

Curriculum Vitae

Postdoctoral Fellows


Tom Roseberry, PhD (UCSF)

Research interests: Cognitive control of action selection and motor vigor, neural ensemble dynamics during learning, BMI.
Curriculum Vitae


Samantha Santacruz, PhD (Rice University)

Research interests: Closed-loop deep brain stimulation, computational models of basal ganglia, neuroengineering, information theory.
Curriculum Vitae


Nuria Vendrell-Llopis, PhD (NERF, Belgium)

EMBO Fellowship

Research interests: Neuroprosthetic learning, neural coding, two-photon microscopy.
Curriculum Vitae

Graduate Students

Vivek AthalyeVivek Athalye, BS (Stanford)

EECS Graduate Program
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Research interests: Neural dynamics of action learning and execution, brain-machine interfaces, signal processing.
Curriculum Vitae


Tanner Dixon, BS (U of Washington)

UCB/UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering
NDSEG Fellowship
Research interests: Bimanual coordination, neural ensemble activity, brain-machine interfaces.

Preeya Khanna

Preeya Khanna, BS (U of Pennsylvania)

UCB/UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Research Interests: Dynamics of neural oscillations in motor control, brain-machine interfaces, movement disorders.

Ryan Neely

Ryan Neely, BS (Harvard)

Neuroscience Graduate Program
NDSEG Fellowship
Research interests: Cortical circuits, neural plasticity, brain-machine interfaces.


David Piech, BS (Duke)

UCB/UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering
Research interests: Brain-machine interfaces, minimally invasive high-channel count neural recording & stimulation technology, clinical translation.


Axel de Tonnac, BS (EPFL)

Visiting MSc student
Research interests: Brain-machine interfaces, neuroprosthetics, deep-brain stimulation.


Albert You, BS (U of Minnesota)

UCB/UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Research interests: Brain-machine interfaces, motor learning, neuroprostheses.

Past Members

Postdoctoral Fellows 

  • Maryam Shanechi (2012-2014). Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University.

  • Ryan Canolty (2009-2013). Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston.

  • Simon Overduin (2010-2013). Cofounder and Owner, Neurecall Inc. (San Francisco, CA).

  • Karunesh Ganguly (2007-2011). Assistant Professor of Neurology, UCSF, and Staff Physician at SFVAMC.

  • Rodolphe Heliot (2008-2009). Scientist at Schneider Electric SA (France).

  • Ignasi Cos-Aguilera (2006-2007). ISIR, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (France).

Graduate Students

  • Suraj Gowda (PhD, 2010-2015). Fitbit Inc. (San Francisco, CA).

  • Helene Moorman (PhD, 2009-2015). Exponent Inc. (Menlo Park, CA).

  • Siddharth Dangi (PhD, 2010-2015). Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA).

  • Helene Moorman (PhD, 2009-2015). Exponent Inc. (Menlo Park, CA).

  • Aaron Koralek (PhD, 2009-2014). Postdoctoral fellow at Rui Costa's lab, Champalimaud Neuroscience Program (Lisbon, Portugal).

  • Amy Orsborn (PhD, 2007-2013). Postdoctoral fellow at Bijan Pesaran's lab, New York University.

  • Kelvin So (PhD, 2009-2014). Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA).

  • Peter Ledochowitsch (PhD, 2009-2013, co-supervised with Prof. Michel Maharbiz). Scientist I at Allen Institute for Brain Science (Seattle, WA).

  • Johhn Long (PhD, 2006-2011). Postdoctoral fellow at Gyorgy Buzsaki's lab, New York University.

  • Jessica Jimenez (MS, 2009-2011). Engineer at Banks Integration Group (Vacaville, CA).

  • Subramaniam Venkatraman (PhD, 2006-2009). Research Scientist at Fitbit Inc. (San Francisco, CA).

  • Gireeja Ranade (MS, 2007-2009). Microsoft Research (Seattle, WA).

  • Aaron Kaluszca (MS, 2006-2007). Research Engineer at Lumos Labs (San Francisco, CA).

  • Lavi Secundo (PhD 2005-2007, then at Robert Knight's Lab, UC Berkeley 2007-2010). Senior Researcher at Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel).

Undergraduate Students

  • Carmen Fernandez-Fisac (Visiting student, University College London, 2015-2016)

  • Rahul Nadkarni (BioE, UC Berkeley, 2012-2014)

  • Derek Tat (EECS/ME, UC Berkeley, 2011-2012)

  • Deepak Talwar (ME, UC Berkeley, 2013-2014)

  • Meredith Moore (Drake University, summer 2013) 

  • Pattana Lee (EECS/MCB, UC Berkeley, 2007-2009)

  • Sandra Truong (MCB, UC Berkeley, 2008-2009)

  • Numa Perez (EECS, UC Berkeley, 2008-2009)

  • Nicolai Heinze (University of Erlangen, Germany, 2008-2009)

  • Yimin Yao (EECS/MCB, UC Berkeley, 2006-2007)

  • Ken Elkabany (EECS, UC Berkeley, 2006-2007)

  • Darin Hoyer (Pierce College Los Angeles, summer 2008)

  • Maria Bustamante (Oregon State University, summer 2007) 

  • Jeffrey Chou  (EECS, UC Berkeley, 2006-2007)