Netta Cohen

Professor of Complex Systems
School of Computing
University of Leeds

School of Computing, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK
phone: +44 (0)113 343-6789; fax: +44 (0)113 343-5468, N.Cohen at



October 2015: Engineering Grand Challenge project announced: "Balancing the impact of City Infrastructure Engineering on Natural systems using Robots"

I lead the Applied Computing in Biology, Medicine and Health Research Theme.

My research is interdisciplineary, falling also under two other Themes: Aritificial Intelligence and Computational Science and Engineering.

Current teaching: Algorithms II
Past courses taught

    We are always happy to receive enquiries from prosepctive PhD and postdoctoral candidates, both local and international. If you have a strong background and an interest in our group, please contact me directly. Past and current group members have come from diverse backgrounds including computer science, physics, mathematics, electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, bioinformatics and molecular genetics.

Group members:
  • Tom Sanders: PhD student in neural control of behaviour in C. elegans

  • Elpiniki Kalogeropoulou: PhD student in neural control of behaviour in C. elegans

  • Claudia Maclean: PhD student (with Sue Deuchars, Biological Sciences)

  • Robert Thomas: PhD student in gravitropic regulation of plant growth (with Stefan Kepinski, Biological Sciences)

  • Christopher Brittin: PhD student in neural control of behaviour in c. elegans

  • Robert Holbrook: Research Fellow

  • Thomas Ranner: Research Fellow

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