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I am a researcher interested in machine learning, cognitive psychology, theoretical neuroscience, and psychiatry (among many other things).

For updated details, please see my linkedin and my Google Scholar entry.

Academic background

I was a post-doctoral researcher working with Angela Yu in the Cognitive Science department at the University of California, San Diego.

Before that, I was at the University of Washington as a graduate student and post-doctoral scholar working with Rajesh Rao, and affiliated with the Neural Systems Laboratory. I received a Phd in Computer Science (2008) for my dissertation titled Brain-Computer Interfaces for Control and Computation.

I taught the winter 2012 course on Natural Computation at UCSD, and co-managed the Spring 2006 course on Brain-Computer Interfaces at the University of Washington. I also worked on Human-aided Computing (MIT tech review article) in collaboration with Desney Tan at Microsoft Research, and on the Brain-Controlled Humanoid Robot (Discover magazine article) at UW, with Rajesh Rao.

Representative publications


Tracking what matters: A decision-variable account of human behavior in bandit tasks

V. Agrawal, P. Shenoy. 43rd Annual meeting of the Cognitive Sciences Society (CogSci) 2021.


Model-agnostic fits for understanding information seeking patterns in humans

S. Chatterjee, P. Shenoy. Thirty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) 2021.

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Altered neural processing of the need to stop in young adults at risk for stimulant dependence

KM Harlé, P Shenoy, JL Stewart, SF Tapert, AJ Yu, MP Paulus. Journal of Neuroscience 34 (13), 4567-4580, 2014.


Bayesian predictions and evaluation in the anterior cingulate cortex (link).

J.S. Ide, Pradeep Shenoy, Angela J. Yu, C-S. R. Li. J. Neurosci, 33(5):2039-2047, 2013.


Rational preference shifts in multi-attribute choice: what is fair?

P. Shenoy, A. J. Yu. Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci) 2013.


Strategic Impatience in Go/NoGo versus Forced-Choice Decision-Making (link)

P. Shenoy, A. J. Yu. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) 25, 2012.


Rational decision-making in inhibitory control (link)

P. Shenoy, A. J. Yu. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 5:48, 2011.


Human-aided Computing: Utilizing Implicit Human Processing to Classify Images (link)

Pradeep Shenoy, Desney Tan. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI) 2008.


Generalized Features for Electrocorticographic BCIs (link)

P. Shenoy, K.J. Miller, J. Ojemann, R. Rao. IEEE Trans Biomed Engg 55(1), 273-280, 2008.


Control of a Humanoid Robot by a Noninvasive Brain-Computer Interface in Humans (link)

C.J. Bell, P. Shenoy, R. Chalodhorn, R. Rao. J Neural Eng 5 (2008), 214-220.


Real-time Functional Brain Mapping using Electrocorticography (link)

K.J. Miller, M. denNijs, P. Shenoy, R. Rao, J. Ojemann. NeuroImage 37(2) 504-507, 2007.