Cohen Software Consulting, Inc.
3272 Cowper Street
Palo Alto, CA 94306-3004
(650) 856-8123
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Dr. Cohen has over 30 years experience in all aspects of software system design, development, implementation, and small group management. He possesses particular expertise in algorithms, relational databases, graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and software applications in general. His experience has been in a broad spectrum of technology, in several languages, in a wide variety of applications, and on multiple platforms. He has worked extensively with algorithms, user interfaces, graphics, and relational databases, and he has created tools for the automatic and interactive layout of semi-custom and full custom VLSI chips. What sets Dr. Cohen apart is his unique and exceptional approach to problem solving which results in his first implementing solutions conceptually and then in software. Unlike many highly technical engineers, Dr. Cohen has excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to express himself well in interpersonal contacts, make presentations to large audiences, explain complex concepts clearly, and write well on levels ranging from the scientific to end user documentation.
Since 1979, Dr. Cohen has served as a software development consultant to several major Silicon Valley businesses including Nortel Networks, Surromed, Incyte Genomics, BomDiver, Canon Information Systems, WeatherNews, PetroSoft, LSI Logic, Aspect Development, Abbott Laboratories, ETAK, Engineering DataXpress, Nikon Precision, Diasonics, Daisy Systems, Rolm, Oceanroutes, Mindcraft, and Integrated CMOS Systems. Concurrently, he has also held full time senior engineering and management positions with such companies as Tibco, Zycad, ETAK, and the NASA Ames Research Center. Dr. Cohen believes in giving back to the community and has been an instructor at several San Francisco Bay Area colleges, including San Jose State University, Foothill College, College of San Mateo, and City College of San Francisco.
Dr. Cohen's distinguished career includes extensive experience in bioinformatics and computational genomics, as well as building graphical user interfaces using XWindows and Motif for a complex foreign exchange deal capture application and for a petrophysical application. He managed a group of software engineers who designed and implemented the run-time software for a massively parallel hardware accelerator for VHDL simulation. He served as lead investigator in applying passive underwater acoustic detection and estimation procedures to multi-sensor target localization, and as a project leader for and designer of Oceanroutes' East Coast, Australian, and "Portable" Spectral Ocean Wave Models.
A native of New York, Dr. Cohen earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in Theoretical Physics from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He also earned a B.S. in Physics from the City College of New York in New York City. Since receiving his doctorate, Dr. Cohen has done graduate work in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Statistics at Stanford University, as well as having taken continuing education classes at the University of California Berkeley and the University of California Santa Cruz.
Highly respected by his peers, Dr. Cohen has been listed in eleven separate domestic and international Who's Who publications, and is a past recipient of several research grants, research fellowships, teaching fellowships, teaching assistantships, a New York State Regents Scholarship, was a nominee for a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, and was a member of Sigma Alpha, an honorary service society. He is coauthor of over 114 patents applied for by Incyte Genomics and four by Nortel Networks. He has been asked to and delivered several technical papers at major scientific meetings and has authored numerous publications. He is a long standing member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, and the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) (Life Senior Member), the Professional and Technical Consultants' Association (PATCA), the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA), and the IEEE Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley (IEEE CNSV).


Dr. Cohen has turned his considerable talents to consulting full time since 1997 and is seeking senior level assignments in software development that involve problem definition, analysis, design modeling, documentation, programming, and implementation. He has also worked since that time as an Expert Witness in software intellectual property litigation, including disputes involving patents, trade secrets, copyrights, DMCA, and business practices. As such, he has analyzed source code and systems, written expert reports, been deposed and testified at arbritration hearings and in Federal Court.

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