Cohen, Jonathan

Jonathan Cohen (b. 1954)

Jonathan Cohen’s business card says “Bald Technical Guy.”

Jon was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1954.  After passing through Palo Alto, California and undergraduate school in Akron Ohio, he settled in Maryland, where he received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering.  Jon has worked as a researcher in information retrieval and visualization, optical and signal processing, and related fields, for more than 30 years.  His resulting trophies include 12 patents and a bald head.

Confined to his house for several snow days in 2003, Jon began to compose, and has resisted all calls to desist.  His pieces, Flutes and Vegetables and Flute 66, were winners of the NFA’s Newly Composed Music Competition.

Jon plays flute in the Montgomery Village Community Band (Maryland) and Tiny, his contrabass flute, in Flutes on the Brink and Flute Cocktail, from which he draws far too much encouragement. 

Jon continues his dubious contributions to science as he composes and plays.