John Cohn

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 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.

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