Gregory Cohen

Associate Professor of Neuromorphic Systems

Western Sydney University

I am 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.

My research interests include using biology-inspired cameras to image things in space, creating datasets to test neuromorphic systems, trying to figure out better ways to characterise their performance, and trying to build adaptive optics systems with neuromorphic systems.

Prior to returning to research from industry, I 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.

I am a pioneer of event-based and neuromorphic sensing for space imaging applications, unsupervised feature extraction, bio-inspired machine learning, and neuromorphic computation systems.


  • Event-based Vision Systems
  • Neuromorphic Engineering
  • Space Domain Awareness


  • PhD in Neuromorphic Engineering, 2016

    WSU (Sydney, Australia) / UPMC (Paris, France)

  • BCom (Hons) Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management, 2010

    University of Cape Town, South Africa

  • MSc in Electrical Engineering, 2008

    University of Cape Town, South Africa

  • BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2006

    University of Cape Town, South Africa