John Cohn

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John Cohn
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John Cohn giving a talk in 2015 at Campus Party in Mexico
Born (1959-02-09) February 9, 1959 (age 59)
Manhattan, New York, United States
OccupationIBM Fellow and Computer Engineer
Spouse(s)Diane Mariano[1]
ChildrenMax, Sam (Died 2006), Gabe

John Maxwell Cohn (born February 9, 1959) is an American engineer. He is an IBM Fellow in the Internet of Things division.[2] He holds an undergraduate electrical engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a doctoral degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Cohn has authored over 30 papers and between 50 and 70 patents.[2][3]

Cohn's presentation concerning electricity, entitled Jolts and Volts, has been performed for audiences of more than 50,000, including performances at Walt Disney World, and the New York Hall of Science.[4][5]

In October 2013 Cohn was a presenter at a TEDx conference. TEDxDelft 2013 was themed "Do try this at home" and Cohn's talk was titled "The importance of play".[6][7]


  1. ^ "The Colony: John Cohn's Top Tens List" Archived 2012-01-30 at the Wayback Machine., which references his wife by name.
  2. ^ a b "Brief Bio". Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  3. ^ "John Cohn IBM Fellow". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  4. ^ "John Cohn The Computer Engineer". Archived from the original on April 16, 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  5. ^ "John Cohn: ECE Alumnus, IBM Fellow & Role Model". Electrical and Computer Engineering. August 13, 2007. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  6. ^ "TEDxDelft 2013". TEDxDelft 2013. TEDx. 4 October 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  7. ^ "The importance of play: John Cohn at TEDxDelft". Watch "The importance of play: John Cohn at TEDxDelft" Video at TEDxTalks. TEDx. December 19, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2014.

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