Ken Yoshida

Ken Yoshida

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, West Lafayette (Courtesy)


Phone: 317-274-9714

Purdue University
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
SL 220F
723 W. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202


  • BS, Bioengineering/Biocybernetics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1989
  • PhD, Bioengineering, University of Utah, 1994


Professional Experience

  • Professor, Purdue University in Indianapolis, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, 7/2024 - present
  • Professor (Courtesy), Purdue University in West Lafayette, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, 7/2024 - present
  • Professor, IUPUI, Dept of Biomedical Engineering, 4/2021 - 7/2024
  • Associate Professor, IUPUI, Dept of Biomedical Engineering, 11/2006 - 4/2021
  • Associate Professor, Aalborg University, Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg, Denmark, 9/2001 - 11/2006
  • Assistant Professor, Aalborg University, Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg, Denmark, 12/2000 - 9/2001
  • Research Assistant Professor, Aalborg University, Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg, Denmark, 4/1998 - 12/1998
  • Post-doctoral Fellow (Neuroscience), University of Alberta, Division of Neuroscience, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 12/1994 - 4/1998

Awards and Honors

  • Sygekassernes Helsefond, Young Investigator Award, 9/2003
  • Hede Nielsens Family Foundation, Research Award, 9/2002

Selected Publications

  • Qiao, S., Yoshida, K., "Influence of unit distance and conduction velocity on the spectra of extracellular action potentials recorded with intrafascicular electrodes", MEP, 2012., 1/2013
  • Qiao, S., Torkamani-Azar, M., Salama, P., Yoshida, K., "Stationary Wavelet Transform and Higher Order Statistical Analyses of Intrafascicular Nerve Recordings", JNE, 9(5), 2012., 9/2012
  • Qiao S., Odoemene, O., Yoshida, K., "Determination of electrode to nerve fiber distance and nerve conduction velocity through spectral analysis of the extracellular action potentials recorded from earthworm giant fibers", MBEC,50(8), pp.867-875, 2012., 8/2012
  • Geng, B., Yoshida, K., Petrini., L., Jensen, W., "Evaluation of sensation evoked by electrocutaneous stimulation on forearm in nondisabled subjects ", JRRD, 49(2), pp. 297- 308, 2012, 2/2012
  • El Makssoud, H., Guiraud, D., Poignet, P., Hayashibe, M., Wieber, P-B, Yoshida, K., Azevedo-Coste, C., "Multiscale modeling of skeletal muscle properties and experimental validations in isometric conditions", Biol Cybern, 105(2):121-138,2011., 8/2011
  • Pennisi, C.P., Dolatshahi-Pirouz, A., Foss, M., Chevallier, J., Fink, T., Zachar, V., Besenbacher, F., Yoshida, K., "Nanoscale topography reduces fibroblast growth, focal adhesion size and migration-related gene expression on platinum surfaces" Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces, 85(2), pp. 189 - 97, 2011., 2/2011
  • Geng, B., Yoshida, K., Jensen, W., "Impacts of selected stimulation patterns on the perception threshold in electrocutaneous stimulation", Journal Neural Engineering Rehabilitation, 8(9), pp. 1-10, 2011., 2/2011
  • Yoshida, K, Farina, D, Akay M, Jensen W, "Multi-channel intraneural and intramuscular techniques for multi-unit recording and use in active prostheses", ProcIEEE, 98(3), pp. 432 - 449, 2010., 3/2010
  • Micera, S., Citi, L., Rigosa, J., Carpaneto, J., Raspopovic, S., DiPino, G., Rossini, L., Yoshida, K., Dario, P., Rossini, P.M., "Decoding information from neural signals recorded using intraneural electrodes: Towards the development of a neurocontrolled hand prosthesis", ProcIEEE, 98(3), pp. 407 - 417, 2010., 3/2010


Chronically implanted microelectrodes, neuroprosthetics, bioelectrodes, bioinstrumentation, neural engineering


motor control and sensory neuroscience, advanced signal processing, biophysics of bioelectricity, rehabilitation engineering, autonomic neural control

Research Interests

  • Chronically implanted microelectrodes
  • Neuroprosthetics
  • Bioelectrodes
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Neural engineering
  • Motor control and sensory neuroscience
  • Advanced signal processing
  • Biophysics of bioelectricity
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Autonomic neural control

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