After graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2008, Dr. Cohen worked as a postdoctoral research associate funded by the Cure Huntington’s Disease Initiative, developing new multi-target tracking techniques to quantify the role that deficiencies in axonal organelle transport play in neurodegenerative disease. Before joining the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Drexel in 2012, Dr. Cohen was an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Dr. Cohen is currently the principal investigator on a five-year research project funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health through an Innovations in Biomedical Computation initiative, developing new approaches to quantifying the development of clones of stem cells. He is also a co-principal investigator on a five-year research project funded by the National Institute on Aging, using new approaches to image sequence processing and multi-target tracking along with algorithmic information theory to quantify the impacts of aging on clones of neural stem cells together with the vessels that make up their vascular niche. In the spring of 2012, Dr. Cohen was awarded a Human Frontiers Science Program collaborative research grant. This program is funded by the G8 governments. Dr. Cohen is a co-principal investigator on this research, developing new techniques to quantify the dynamic properties of hematopoietic stem cells and their role in the immune system.
Dr. Cohen was previously employed as a software design engineer in the operating systems group at Microsoft where he designed systems software for high performance graphics and networking; as a microprocessor product engineer at Intel Corp.; and as a software engineer at Maptrails Inc. where he designed GIS software for portable devices. Dr. Cohen is a member of the IEEE.
Degrees / Education
- PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2008
- MS, Computer Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- BS, Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Image processing; multi-target tracking; statistical pattern recognition and machine learning; algorithmic information theory; 5-D visualization