Nitish V. Thakor, Ph.D. is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Neurology at Johns Hopkins and directs the Laboratory for Neuroengineering. He is also the Director the Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology (SINAPSE) at the National University of Singapore. He received his undergraduate degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India (1974), and Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin, Madison (1981).
Dr. Thakor’s technical expertise is in the areas of neural diagnostic instrumentation, neural microsystem, neural signal processing, optical imaging of the nervous system, neural control of prosthesis and brain machine interface. He is a co-author of more than 260 refereed journal papers and is currently the Editor in Chief (EIC) of Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing journal. He was the EIC of IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering from 2005-2011.
Dr. Thakor is a recipient of a Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health and a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation, and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, IEEE, Founding Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society, and Fellow of International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering. He is also a recipient of the Centennial Medal from the University of Wisconsin School of Engineering, Honorary Membership from Alpha Eta Mu Beta Biomedical Engineering student Honor Society, award of Technical Excellence in Neuroengineering from IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, and Distinguished Alumnus Award from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, and Centennial Medal from University of Wisconsin, Madison School of Engineering.
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