Nitish V. Thakor

Nitish V. Thakor (S’78–M’81–SM’89–F’97) is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA, and also the Director the Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology (SINAPSE) at the National University of Singapore. He has pioneered many technologies for brain monitoring to prosthetic arms and neuroprosthesis. He is an author of more than 250 refereed journal papers, dozen patents, and co-founder of three companies. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing.

Dr. Thakor was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering from 2005 to 2011. He is a recipient of a Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), Founding Fellow of Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), and Fellow of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE). He is a recipient of the award of Technical Excellence in Neuroengineering from IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Distinguished Alumnus Award from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, and a Centennial Medal from the University of Wisconsin School of Engineering.


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