Office of Research

Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering


The CSNE aspires to help people with disabilities and develop novel modes of human-computer interaction by connecting brains with technology. We study signals from the brain and use that information to stimulate a part of the brain or spinal cord for neurorehabilitation, including the use of an assistive device.

Core Services Offered

The NSF Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (ERC/SNE or “Center”) is a global hub for delivering neural-inspired sensorimotor devices. Using devices that mine the rich data in neural signals available from implantable, wearable, and interactive interfaces, the ERC/SNE builds end-to-end integrated systems.

Funding Information:

NSF from 2011-2021

Reporting Structure:

Dean, College of Engineering

Related UW Entities:

College of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine

External Partners:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
San Diego State University

Center Details

Director: Rao, Rajesh
Location: Russell Hall
Year Started: 2011
Administrators / Program Managers: Harper, Deborah
Chudler, Eric
Administering College/School: College of Engineering 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering 
Faculty Involvement: 50