BAS21 | Speaker: John Cohn
Dr John Cohn
Chief Scientist
MIT-IBM Watson AI Research Group

John Cohn is an IBM Fellow in the MIT-IBM Watson AI Research Group based in Cambridge, MA. John earned a BSEE from MIT (’81) and a Ph.D in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (‘91)  where he was named a Distinguished Alumni in 2014. John has authored more than 40 technical papers, contributed to four books and has >120 worldwide patents. In 2005 John was elected a Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to high speed integrated circuit design.

John is active in education issues at a local, state and national level.  In 2019 John was awarded the  IEEE CAS John Choma Education award for his efforts at STEM promotion. He is so passionate about promoting STEM careers  that he spent 59 days living and inventing in an abandoned steel mill as part of Discovery Channel's technical survival show "The Colony".  John lives with his family in a restored 19th century schoolhouse in Jonesville Vermont and is eager to share his love of science and technology with anyone who will listen.



Back to the future: AI turns 65

  • Dr John Cohn, Chief Scientist, MIT-IBM Watson AI Research Group