Drexel University is located at the heart of Philadelphia’s University City district and walking distance from Philadelphia’s primary intermodal transit station, providing easy access to airports, other parts of the city, and cities up and down the east coast. Ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, its modern campus provides everything a visitor would need. University City, which also hosts the University of Pennsylvania, contains significant entertainment in the form of restaurants, parks, theaters, etc. In addition, Center City and Old City Philadelphia have a healthy blend of modern amenities, an incredible variety in cuisine from around the world, and history to appease a wide variety of preferences. For the more adventurous, there’s hiking along the Appalachian Trail, sandy beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, and plenty of rivers and lakes for sailing or kayaking. Philadelphia is also a major international travel hub, making transportation convenient from most locations.

CogSIMA 2023 is being hosted by the Drexel School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems

Message from the Faculty

The global community of biomedical innovators is broad and extremely diverse, yet all of these innovators share a core characteristic: They do not see problems, but instead solutions and opportunities to translate amazing science into lives saved and health improved. To realize these lifesaving solutions, these innovators believe that collaboration leads to progress for everyone.

At Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems (BIOMED), we feel fortunate to be part of that unique community. We are also proud to have been instrumental in its development. Founded in 1961 as the United States’ first Biomedical Engineering and Science Institute, Drexel BIOMED has pushed the boundaries of science and technology for half a century. Along the way, we have forged relationships with a network of partners bridging academia, industry and government to harness our combined potential regionally, nationally and internationally and to fulfill our social contract.

Founded on the excellent basic research taking place at Drexel BIOMED, our teaching, translational research and service activities are focused on achieving clinical and industrial relevance, thus creating the educational experiences that prepare our students for emerging biomedical challenges. We have been recognized as a model of interdisciplinary collaboration within Drexel University, where breaking down the barriers between fields is a strategic priority as the institution forges ahead to become “One University.” Likewise, our primary translational research partner, the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, has identified Drexel BIOMED as a global best practice in moving discoveries from the laboratory to patients.

We believe in our mission to educate our students in a culture of scientific discovery and technological innovations. We invite you to learn more about Drexel BIOMED and to join in our quest for lifesaving solutions.

To Learn More about the School, you can visit their home page here.

CogSIMA 2023 is also supported by Drexel’s CONQUER CollabOrative


*CONQUER = Cognitive Neuroengineering and Quantitative Experimental Research

CollabOrative = A place where all collaborators studying brain activation and function from diverse perspectives and different purposes join arOund the circle.

CONQUER Collaborative, an interdisciplinary effort which brings together faculty, students and resources from the School of Biomedical Engineering, Psychology, Psychiatry, Nursing and Health Professions, Neurology, Neurobiology, Neurosciences, Visualization, Gaming, Computer Science, Education and other partner units (regional, national and international).

CONQUER Collaborative aims to provide interdisciplinary researchers a unique brain observatory for studying human brain function and its relationship to behavior in healthy and clinical populations.

CONQUER Collaborative is focused on experimental protocol design, sensor and device development, signal processing, communications, software, information management and systems integration necessary to perform breakthrough science and engineering.

You can learn more about the CONQUER CollabOrative here.

About Drexel University

Global R1-level Research University, Experiential Learning Leader

Drexel is a comprehensive global R1-level research university with a unique model of experiential learning that combines academic rigor with one of the nation’s premier cooperative education programs.


Drexel University fulfills its founder’s vision of preparing each new generation of students for productive professional and civic lives while also focusing the University’s collective expertise on solving society’s greatest problems. Drexel is an academically comprehensive and globally engaged urban research university, dedicated to advancing knowledge and society and to providing every student with a valuable, rigorous, experiential, technology-infused education, enriched by the nation’s premier cooperative education program.

Drexel has built its global reputation on core achievements that include Drexel co-op, history, and research.