Faculty Directory

Shah, Sahil

Shah, Sahil

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices
2347 AV Williams Building

Sahil Shah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He officially joined the UMD ECE Department in Spring 2021. His area of expertise is low-power analog and mixed-signal systems for energy-efficient computation. His lab investigates and designs low-power systems that can compute efficiently in a low-resource environment, such as implantable or wearable platforms. Prior to his arrival at the University of Maryland, Sahil was a postdoctoral associate in the department of Electrical Engineering at California Institute of Technology. At Caltech, he pursued research on developing robust brain-machine interface for enabling patients to control prosthetic devices. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2018 where he developed reconfigurable mixed-signal neural networks for monitoring vital and physiological signals. In 2014, he received M.Sc. from Arizona State University for developing CMOS based biosensors for monitoring pH in cell-culture media. His research interests fall into three major areas: Energy-Efficient integrated circuits, Embedded Machine learning, and Bio-Sensing and Monitoring. Sahil's long term goal is to develop robust and energy-efficient devices that will equip physicians with tools to make better diagnosis, tailor rehabilitation process for patients and technology that will help us better understand physiological and neurological activity.


  • Analog Devices Inc. Outstanding Student Designer Award (2015)
  • Marion A. and Henry C. Bourne fellowship from Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Energy-Efficient Integrated Circuits
  • Embedded Machine Learning
  • Bio-Sensing and Monitoring

Reflecting on a Successful 2023–24 Academic Year

As we come to the close of another academic year, it is a time to celebrate the achievements of our faculty, staff, students—and especially our graduates!

Celebrating Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American Engineers

The impact made by APIDA engineers—at the Clark School, and on our country and world—improves our community and field in numerous and significant ways.

Celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month

Our Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American community has made substantial contributions to these ecosystems, and we are proud to celebrate its lasting impact on our society.

Sahil Shah Receives NSF CAREER Award

Research Focuses on Brain-Machine Interfaces

New Wearable Sensor Modules with Edge Machine Learning for Avatar Reconstruction

Po-Yen Chen and Sahil Shah Published in Nature Communications Journal