Jonathan C. Kao


Jonathan C. Kao
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Electrical Engineering
Stanford University

Assistant Professor (beginning Spring 2017)
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles


I am a postdoctoral scholar advised by Krishna V. Shenoy in the Neural Prosthetics Systems Laboratory. My research interests lie at the intersection of neuroengineering, neuroscience, and information systems engineering. I am interested in how populations of neurons control movements, and how we can apply such knowledge to improve neural prosthetic algorithms. In this endeavor, we develop and use machine learning and statistical signal processing techniques to study the activity of neural populations.

Prior to my postdoc, I was a graduate and an undergraduate student at Stanford University, earning my B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering in June, 2010, and my Ph.D. in September, 2016.



W100-A, 1st Floor West
James H. Clark Center
318 Campus Drive West
Stanford, CA, 94305-5436


jcykao [@] npl [.] stanford [.] edu