Associate Professor Gregory Cohen

International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems


Gregory Cohen is an Associate Professor in Neuromorphic Systems at the International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) at Western Sydney University and program lead for neuromorphic algorithms and space applications.

He received a BSc(Eng) Electrical and Computer engineering, a MSc (Eng) and a BCom(Hons) in Finance and Portfolio Management from the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa in 2007, 2008, 2010, respectively, and a joint PhD in signal processing and neuromorphic engineering from Western Sydney University, Sydney Australia and the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris, France.

Prior to returning to research from industry, he worked in several start-ups and established engineering and consulting firms including working as a consulting engineer in the field of large-scale HVAC from 2007 to 2009, as an electronic design engineer from 2009 to 2011, and as an expert consultant for Kaiser Economic Development Practice in 2012.

Research Interests

His research interests include using biology-inspired cameras and neuromorphic sensing for space imaging applications, unsupervised feature extraction, bio-inspired machine learning, and neuromorphic computation systems.


  • PhD – Jointly from Western Sydney University and the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris
  • MSc (Eng) – University of Cape Town – University of Cape Town
  • BCom (Hons) in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management – University of Cape Town
  • BSc (Eng) Electrical and Computer Engineering – University of Cape Town

Full Publications

For a full listing of my publications, please see my personal publications page.

Contact Gregory

Phone +61 2 4736 0245
Location Western Sydney University Penrith (Werrington South) campus
Room  BA.2.02