Ralph Etienne-Cummings received a B.Sc. degree in physics from Lincoln University, Oxford, PA, in 1988, and M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in 1991 and 1994 respectively.
Currently, he is a professor of electrical and computer engineering and computer science at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Baltimore, MD. He is the former Director of Computer Engineering at JHU and the Institute of Neuromorphic Engineering, currently administered by the University of Maryland, College Park. He is also an Associate Director for Education and Outreach of the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored Engineering Research Centers on Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology at JHU.
His current research interests include mixed-signal very large scale integration systems, computational sensors, computer vision, neuromorphic engineering, smart structures, mobile robotics, legged locomotion, and neuroprosthetic devices.