Jonathan Kao, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has been selected to be a recipient of the UCLA Hellman Fellows Award.

The UCLA Hellman Fellows Program was established through the Hellman Fellows Fund to help promising assistant professors with their research and creative endeavors, in hopes of promoting career advancement and improving their progress toward tenure.

Kao’s research interests include neural prostheses, brain-machine interfaces, computational and systems neuroscience and neural signal processing. He has been previously recognized with the 2014 BRAIN Best Paper Award and the 2006 Hewlett Packard Best Paper Award.