Associate Professor Tara Hamilton

Research Program: International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems


Tara Julia Hamilton (S’97–M’00) received the B.E. degree (Hons. I) in Electrical Engineering and the B.Com. degree from the University of Sydney, Australia, in 2001, the M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Sydney in 2009.

She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at Macquarie University, Australia.

Tara has authored over 100 journal papers, conference papers, book chapters, and patents in integrated circuit design, neuromorphic systems, and biomedical engineering. Tara has worked extensively with industry and pursues industrially-relevant research.

Research Interests

Tara's current research interests include neuromorphic engineering, mixed-signal integrated circuit design, and biomedical devices.

Qualifications and Honours

  • Ph.D. University of Sydney, 2009
  • Master in Engineering Science, University of New South Wales,  2003
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (1st Class Honours), University of Sydney, 2001
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Marketing), University of Sydney, 2001


  • Associate Professor, Macquarie University, November 2018 - present
  • Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Sydney, December 2009 – present
  • Lecturer, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, 2008 – December 2009
  • Consultant Engineer (contract), self employed, 2004 – 2009
  • Lecturer (contract), Teaching Assistant, University of Sydney, 2005 – 2008
  • Integrated Circuit Design Engineer, Cochlear Ltd., 2001 – 2004
  • Quality Engineer, Cochlear Ltd., 2000 – 2001


For a full listing of my publications, please see my Google Scholar page.(opens in a new window)

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