Dr Raymond Cohen

Senior Research Scientist

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I am a Senior Research Scientist within the Natural Systems Modelling Team of Data61 at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Melbourne, Australia. My research interests are in computational modelling of physical systems including urban flood modelling and biomechanical modelling of elite level aquatic sports. The flood modelling and adaptation analysis projects help protect Australian communities through specific localised case studies along with the delivery of software modelling products for use by council engineers (https://research.csiro.au/swift/). The biomechanical modelling of aquatic sports for the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) diving and swimming teams has facilitated improved technique, injury risk reduction and deployment of interactive experimentation tools to coaches and sports scientists (https://research.csiro.au/workspace/dive-mechanic/).

Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=hihbULEAAAAJ

ResearchGate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Raymond_Cohen

LinkedIn profile: https://au.linkedin.com/pub/raymond-cohen/26/ab0/391

Academic Qualifications

  • 2009

    Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering
    The University of Melbourne

  • 2003

    Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (first class honours)
    The University of Melbourne

  • 2003

    Bachelor of Computer Science
    The University of Melbourne

Achievements and Awards

  • 2019-

    Won the "The Customer First Award" for work developing flood modelling software for the project "Flood modelling and analysis for the Copiapó basin Chile"
    CSIRO Digital, National Facilities & Collections

  • 2017-

    Victorian iAwards winner for "Research & Development Project of the Year" award for CSIRO's Data61's Dive Mechanic

  • 2017-

    Recognition Award (“Success”) for Dive Mechanic software delivered to Diving Australia
    Decision Sciences Program, Data61

  • 2014-

    “Highly Commended” Award for Excellence from the journal Engineering Computations for the paper “Prediction of industrial, biophysical and extreme geophysical flows using particle methods”
    Emerald Insight

  • 2011-

    Overall Best Presentation Award at the CMIS Divisional Conference

Other highlights

  • 2015

    From amongst CSIRO applicants, Raymond was selected to participate in the Australia-China Young Scientists Exchange Program (YSEP) and spent two weeks interning at four Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) institutions

  • 2014

    Invited keynote speaker at the Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming Conference at AIS in Canberra

  • 2012

    Invited breakfast speaker at the “CSIRO Science for Breakfast” for politicians at Parliament House in Canberra

  • 2012

    Invited after dinner speaker at the Computational and Simulation Sciences Transformational Capability Platform (CSS TCP) Conference in Melbourne