Gregory Cohen, Western Sydney University
Greg Cohen is the lead researcher of International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems at Western Sydney University that has developed a world-first space imaging technology to capture Transient Luminous Events (TLEs). In partnership with the United States Air Force Academy, the ground-breaking camera technology will be deployed to the International Space Station for a research and development (R&D) project investigating the recently discovered atmospheric phenomena, which impact Earth’s atmosphere and have potential to disrupt critical global communications systems and high-altitude aircraft. The world-leading application of neuromorphic cameras in space research is a significant innovation that has put Western Sydney on the global map and is important in super-charging the region as a high-skill jobs hub across aerospace and defence. Neuromorphic systems also have other applications, with the university working with government, big-tech partners, and local business to use the platform for solving real-world challenges and creating new industries.