John Cohn is an IBM Fellow in the MIT-IBM Watson AI Research Group based in Cambridge, MA. John earned a BSEE MIT, and a Ph.D in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University He has authored more than 30 technical papers, contributed to four books and has more than 100 worldwide patents. In 2005 John was elected a Fellow of the IEEE. John is active in education issues at a local, state and national level. 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.