Congratulations to our 2018 Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Awards nominees and winner!

Dr Gregory Cohen wins the 2018 Excellence as an Early Career Researcher award.

The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development congratulates three members who were recognised with a nomination at the annual Western Sydney University Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Awards for 2018.

Dr Karen Hutchings, Research Development Officer; and Colin Symons, Senior Technical Officer, were both nominated in the Professional Services category, while Dr Gregory Cohen was the winner of the 2018 Excellence as an Early Career Researcher award.

Professor Kate Stevens, Director of the MARCS Institute commends their hard work and dedication to service and research excellence.

“On behalf of the MARCS Institute, thank you for the talent and commitment each of you bring to your work. Nomination by peers is one of the highest forms of praise and recognition, congratulations to you all”, said Professor Stevens.

As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience (BENS) research program, Dr Gregory Cohen has been recognised for his ongoing excellence in research into the use of event-based neuromorphic cameras for space imaging.

These advanced sensors offer a new method for tracking space debris and satellites in orbit, and are a critical task for space traffic management and space situational awareness – both of which are pressing as use and commercialisation of space increases.

Dr Cohen's work has been enthusiastically received and supported by the Royal Australian Air Force, and the United States Air Force, with both funding the development and further exploration of this new imaging method.

The annual University Awards are held at the end of each year in celebration of the significant achievements of Western’s professional and academic staff, and its students.


19 December 2018

Danielle Aiken, Research Media & Communications Officer