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Distinguished Alumni: Riki Banerjee, PhD

November 4, 2022 @ 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

Brain Computer Interface: A New Frontier

Riki Banerjee, PhD

Riki Banerjee, PhD is a passionate neuro-technology leader.  In her career, she has led major technological innovations that have helped people with conditions such as chronic pain and parkinson’s disease.  She will share her journey of the past year where she joined a startup company, Synchron, to lead research and development. Synchron seeks to be a first in world commercialized implantable brain computer interface product to help severely paralyzed people.  

Riki Banerjee joined Synchron as the Vice President of Research and Development in 2021. She is a passionate technical leader and brings experience from Medtronic Neuromodulation  where she had contributions as an engineer and manager commercializing products across many neurotech therapies. As a leader, she has enjoyed creating and leading high performing teams across engineering and scientific disciplines to bring innovation for the benefit of patient care  She started her career as an engineer in corporate research and technology at 3M Company.  She received a PhD and Masters of Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2005 and 2003, respectively.  She completed her bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000.

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