JONATHAN COHEN 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 four decades. His resulting trophies include more than a dozen patents.
Confined to his house for several snow days in 2003, Jon began to compose; many of his compositions have been Winners of the NFA’s Newly Published Music Competition.
Jon plays flute in the Montgomery Village Community Band (Maryland) and plays “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. His business card says “Bald Technical Guy.”