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Jared L. Cohon

President Emeritus and University Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering & Engineering and Public Policy

Voice: (412) 268-1765
Email: cohon@andrew.cmu.edu
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Professor Cohon was previously the President of Carnegie Mellon University, the chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment.

Research Interests

Professor Cohon is interested in environmental systems analysis, especially the development and application of optimization tools for large-scale natural resource and environmental problems. Most of his theoretical work has focused on algorithms for multi-objective programming problems and systems methods for integrating engineering, economics and politics in public environmental decision making. He has worked most on water resource problems, energy and waste problems.


Ph.D. (Civil Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973.
M.S. (Civil Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972.
B.S. (Civil Engineering), University of Pennsylvania, 1969.