June 16, 2008
ECE alumnus John Cohn gave the keynote talk at the 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS '08) held May 18-21 in Seattle, Washington. His keynote, "Kids these days -- How we can inspire the next generation of Engineers and Scientists" highlighted his passionate efforts over the past 15 years to make engineering fun for nearly 50,000 kids.
Cohn is currently Chief Scientist of Design Automation in the IBM Systems and Technology Group in Burlington, Vermont, and also an IBM Fellow. He earned his Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon with an IBM Resident Study Fellowship, and was advised by Rob Rutenbar, Jatras Professor of ECE.