Nishal Shah completed his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in 2013. His academic journey continued at Stanford University, where he pursued a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering under the guidance of Prof. EJ Chichilnisky. His research focused on the retina's role in visual information encoding and explored techniques for artificially replicating this encoding in a blind retina to restore vision. Since 2020, Nishal has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford's Neural Prosthetics Translational Lab, collaborating with Prof. Jaimie Henderson and, until 2023, with Prof. Krishna Shenoy. His research during this period has concentrated on the inverse problem of decoding intended movements from neural activity. As a part of the BrainGate2 consortium, he conducts this research using intra-cortical recordings from human participants, utilizing Utah array implants in the motor cortex.