Professor Netta Cohen

Professor of Complex Systems
The University of Leeds


Netta has held Advanced Research and Leadership Fellowships from the EPSRC (EP/C011961, EP/J004057) and leads distributed and biorobotic control tasks on EP/N010523.

Cohen’s research lies at the interface of the physics, biology and engineering and combines biological experiments, computational modelling, and biorobotic applications. Her interests lie in better understanding the role of embodiment in dynamic control and mechanisms for adaptive, distributed and stochastic sensing and actuation. Cohen leads distributed and biorobotic control tasks on Self Repairing Cities (EP/N010523) and has held EPSRC Advanced Research and EPSRC Leadership Fellowships (EP/C011961, EP/J004057).

Related publications

  1. Cohen, JE Denham, Whole animal modeling: piecing together nematode locomotion, Current Opinion in Systems Biology, Vol. 13, 150-160 (2019). DOI: 10.1016/j.coisb.2018.12.002.
  2. JE Denham, T Ranner and N Cohen, Signatures of proprioceptive control in Caenorhabditis elegans locomotion, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Vol. 373(1758), 20180208 (2018). DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2018.0208.
  3. J Lones, AG Cohn, N Cohen, A C. elegans inspired robotic model for pothole detection Proceedings of NIPS 2017 Worksop on Worm’s Neural Information Processing, 1-4 (2017).
  4. DD Ghosh DD, T Sanders T, S Hong S, LY McCurdy LY, DL Chase DL, N Cohen N, MR Koelle, MN Nitabach, Neural Architecture of Hunger-Dependent Multisensory Decision Making in C. elegans. Neuron. Vol. 92(5), 1049-1062 (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.10.030.
  5. S Berri, JH Boyle, M Tassieri, IA Hope, N Cohen Forward locomotion of the nematode C. elegans is achieved through modulation of a single gait, HFSP journal Vol.3(3), 186-193 (2009). DOI: 10.2976/1.3082260