Kelly Cohen

Kelly Cohen

PhD, Professor of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

745 Baldwin Hall
P.O. Box 210070, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0070

Phone: (513) 556-3523
Fax: (513) 556-5038
Email: kelly.cohen@uc.edu

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Education

  • 1986, BS in Aeronautical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
  • 1991, MS in Aerospace Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
  • 1999, PhD in Aerospace Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Projects

  • Integration of UAVs in the National Airspace:
    • Examine effective real-time decision making strategies for enhanced traffic flow management  problems
  • Surveillance for Intelligent Emergency Response Robotic Aircraft
    • Small UAV platforms for forest fire monitoring and situational awareness
  • System Identification & Flight Control of Rotorcraft:
    • System identification of Morphing Unmanned Rotorcraft
  • Intelligent Systems and Mission Planning:
    • Multi-agent optimal task planning for UAVs
    • Sensor Resource Allocation for Defense Applications

Specialties

  • Intelligent Systems
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Fuzzy Logic control
  • Co-operative multi-agent decision making
  • Low order modeling
  • Feedback flow control
  • System identification of VTOL UAVs

Synergistic Activities and Awards

  • Fellow, Academy of Teaching and Learning, University of Cincinnati, February 2014
  • AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee: Chair, May 2013-May 2015
  • Master Educator Award, College of Engineering and Applied Science, April 2013
  • Neil Wandmacher Teaching Annual Award (2013) – One College (CEAS) wide
  • Member, Selection panel, USAF/AFRL/Air Vehicles Foulois/ Perkins Awards for best in-house research (2009-2010, 2010-2011, & 2011-2012)
  • Kenneth Harris James Prize for best paper "Feedback control of a circular cylinder wake" published in the Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 2009 (co-authors: Seidel, Siegel, Fagley and McLaughlin). Institution of Mech. Engineers, U.K., May 2010.
  • Neil Wandmacher Teaching Annual Award for Young Faculty (2009) – One College wide
  • Air Force Summer Fellowship (AFRL/Air Vehicles/COE for Control Science, 2009)
  • Associate Editor - Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, 2009-2011
  • Associate Fellow (2007): American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Journal Reviewer: AIAA Journal; Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication; Journal of Sound and Vibration; IEEE/ASME Transactions in Mechatronics
  • Student Judging: AIAA’s Undergraduate Scholarship and Graduate Award (2006 & 2007); The Zarem Graduate Student Awards (2007)
  • Faculty mentor for NSF funded Research Experience for Undergraduates & Glenn Stokes Fellowship (2009 & 2010)

Select Publications (Peer Reviewed Journals)

Arnett, T., Bryan, B., Kumar, M., and Cohen, K., “UAS Sense and Avoid”, International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering, Volume 5, No. 1, 2017, pp. 26-53.

Kukreti, S., Kumar, M., and Cohen, K., “Genetically Tuned LQR Based Path Following for UAVs under Wind Disturbance”, International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering, Volume 5, No. 1, 2017, pp. 1-15.

Fleck, D.E., Ernest, N., Adler, C.M., Cohen. K., Eliasson, J.C., Norris, M., Komoroski, R.A., Chu, W.J., Welge, J.A., Blom, T.J., DelBello, M.P., and Strakowski, S.M.,"Prediction of lithium response in first-episode mania using the LITHium Intelligent Agent (LITHIA): Pilot data and proof-of-concept", Bipolar Disorders Published online on June 2, 2017, 00:1–14. https://doi.org/10.1111/bdi.12507

Ernest, N., Carroll, D., Bogart, N., and Cohen, K., “Perspectives on Genetic Fuzzy Based Artificial Intelligence for Cooperative Control of Unmanned Fighter Aircraft”, International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering, Volume 5, No. 1, 2017, pp. 16-25.

Brown, B., Cohen, J., Kukreti, S., Nemati, A., Sarim, M., Sathyan, A., Wei, W., Kumar, M. and Cohen. K., “An Unmanned Aerial System for Improved Situational Awareness During Emergency Response”, International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 1-37, August 2017.

Ernest N., Carroll, D., Schumacher, C., Clark, M., Cohen K., and Lee, G., “Genetic Fuzzy Based Artificial Intelligence for Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle Control in Simulated Air Combat Missions ”, Journal of Defense Management, Volume 6, No. 144, 2016, 7 pages, doi:10.4172/2167-0374.1000144

 Sathyan, A., Ernest, N., and Cohen, K., “An Efficient Genetic Fuzzy Approach to UAV Swarm Routing”, Unmanned Systems, April 2016, Vol. 04, No. 2, pp. 117-127.

Hanlon, N., Kumar, M., and Cohen, K., “ Air Traffic Controller-Assisted UAV Monitoring via TCP and TCP+1 Way-Points by a Fuzzy Logic Controller International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering (IJUSEng), Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 46-59, August 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.14323/ijuseng.2016.8

 Sathyan, A., Boone, N., and Cohen K., “Comparison of Approximate Approaches to Solving the Travelling Salesman Problem & its Application to UAV Swarming”, International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering (IJUSEng), United Kingdom. Vol. 3, No. 1, January 2015, pp.1-16.

Ernest N., Cohen K., Kivelevitch E., Schumacher, Casbeer, D., “Genetic Fuzzy Trees and their Application Towards Autonomous Training and Control of a Squadron of Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles”, Unmanned Systems Volume 03, Issue 03, July 2015, pp. 185-204.

Walker, A., Putman, P., and Cohen, K., “A Solely Magnetic Genetic-Fuzzy Attitude Control Algorithm for a CubeSat”, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 52, No. 6, September 21, 2015, pp. 1627-1639.

 Ernest N., and Cohen K., “Fuzzy Logic Based Intelligent Agents for Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle Control”, Journal of Defense Management, Volume 6, Issue 1, #Issue 1, 139, 2015. doi:10.4172/2167-0374.1000139

Radmanesh, M., Guentert, P.H., Kumar, M., and Cohen, K., “Analytical PDE Based Trajectory Planning for Unmanned Air Vehicles in Dynamic Hostile Environment”, American Control Conference, May 24–26, 2017, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA, USA.

Cook, B. and Cohen, K., “Multi-Source Sensor Fusion for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Using Fuzzy Logic”, In Special Session: Applications of Fuzzy Systems in Modeling, Identification, and Control of Aerospace Vehicles, IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, FUZZ-IEEE 2017, July 9-12, 2017, Naples, Italy.

Arnett, T., Cohen, K., Clark, M., Casbeer, D., and Rattan, K., “Transformation of a Hierarchical Mamdani Fuzzy System to a Single Fuzzy System Representation”, In Special Session: Applications of Fuzzy Systems in Modeling, Identification, and Control of Aerospace Vehicles, IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, FUZZ-IEEE 2017, July 9-12, 2017, Naples, Italy.

Kukreti, S., Kumar, M., and Cohen, K., “Genetically Tuned LQR Based Path Following for UAVs under Wind Disturbance”, ICUAS’16, 2016 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, June 7-10, 2016, Key Bridge Marriott Arlington, VA 22209, USA, pp. 267-274.

Sathyan, A., Kumar, M., and Cohen, K., “Image Processing and Localization for Detecting and Tracking Wildland Fires”, Paper accepted for presentation/publication at Proceedings of the 2015 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC15, October 28 - October 30, 2015, Columbus, USA.

Wei W., Tischler, M., Schwartz, N., and Cohen, K., “System Identification and Flight Control of a Unmanned Quadrotor,” Chapter in Book titled Advanced UAV Aerodynamics, Flight Stability and Control: Novel Concepts, Theory and Applications (Aerospace Series), Editors Pascual Marques and Andrea Da Ronch, Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN-13: 978-1118928684, June 12, 2017.

Cook, B., Arnett, T., and Cohen, K., “A Fuzzy Logic Approach for Separation Assurance and Collision Avoidance for Unmanned Aerial Systems, accepted for publication in Book, Modern Fuzzy Control Systems and Its Applications, Dr. S Ramakrishnan (Ed.), Intech Publications, DOI: 10.5772/68126. ISBN 978-953-51-5391-7, August 30, 2017.  https://www.intechopen.com/books/modern-fuzzy-control-systems-and-its-applications

Kivelevitch E., Cohen, K., and Kumar, M., “Near-Optimal Assignment of UAVs to Targets Using a Market-Based Approach,” Chapter in Book titled Operations Research for Unmanned Systems, Jeffrey R. Cares and John Q. Dickmann, PhD, editors. John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 978-1-118-91894-4. May 2016, DOI: 10.1002/9781118918937.ch3

Sabo, C., Kingston, D., and Cohen, K., “A Formulation and Heuristic Approach to Task Allocation and Routing of UAVs under Limited Communication”, Unmanned Systems, Vol. 2, No. 1, January 2014, pp. 1–17.

Kivelevitch E., Sharma B., Ernest N., Kumar M., and Cohen K., “A Hierarchical Market Solution to the Min-Max Multiple Depots, Multiple Traveling Salesmen Problem”, Unmanned Systems, Vol. 2, No. 1, January 2014, pp. 87-100.

Pedro Alvarez, P., McElwain, B., Thesing, L., Edalath, S., Kukreti, A., and Cohen, K., “PD and Fuzzy Logic Control for Earthquake Resilient Structures”, Computer Applications in Engineering Education, March 2014, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp. 142–152.

Edalath, S., Kukreti, A., and Cohen, K., “Enhancement of a Tuned Mass Damper for Building Structures Using Fuzzy Logic”, Journal of Vibration and Control, September 2013, Volume 19, No. 12, pp. 1763-1772.

Kivelevitch, E., Cohen, K., and Kumar, M., "A Market-Based Solution to the Multiple Traveling Salesmen Problem", Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, October 2013, Volume 72, Issue 1, pp. 21-40.

HomChaudhuri, B., Kumar, M., and Cohen, K., "Genetic Algorithm based Simulation-Optimization Technique for Fighting Forest Fires", International Journal of Computational Methods, December 2013, Vol. 10, Issue 6, 28 pages, DOI: 10.1142/S0219876213500357.

Cohen, K., Siegel, S., Seidel, J., Aradag, S., McLaughlin, T., "Nonlinear Estimation of Transient Flow Field Low Dimensional States Using Artificial Neural Nets", Expert Systems with Applications, Volume 39 Issue 1, January, 2012, pp. 1264-1272.

Sabo, C., and Cohen, K., "Fuzzy Logic UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Motion Planning", Advances in Fuzzy Systems, Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 989051, 14 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/989051.

Lafountain, C., Cohen, K., and Abdallah, S., “Use of XFOIL in design of camber-controlled morphing UAVs””, Computer Applications in Engineering Education, Vol. 20, Issue 4, 15 Oct 2012, pp. 673-680.

Kumar, M., Cohen, K., and HomChaudhuri, B., "Co-operative Control of Multiple Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles for Monitoring and Fighting Wildfires", Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2011, pp. 1-16.

Aradag, S., Siegel, S, Seidel, J., Cohen, K., and McLaughlin, T., “Filtered POD Based Low dimensional modeling of 3D Turbulent Flow behind a Circular Cylinder”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Volume 66, Issue 1, 10 May 2011, pp. 1-16 (DOI: 10.1002/fld.2238).

Kivelevitch, E., Cohen, K., and Kumar, M., "Market Based Solution to the Allocation of Tasks to Agents", Procedia Computer Science, Special Edition on "Complex Adaptive Systems", Volume 6, 2011, pp. 28-33.

Aradag. S., Cohen, K., Seaver, C., and McLaughlin, T., “Integration of Computations and Experiments for Flow Control Research with Undergraduate Students”, Computer Applications in Engineering Education, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2010, pp. 727-735 (DOI:10.1002/cae.20278, 2009.).

Kivelevitch, E., and Cohen, K., “Multi-Agent Maze Exploration” Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, vol.7, no.12, December 2010, pp. 391-405.

Cohen, K., Atkins, E. and Figueroa, F. at al, “Introduction: Enhancing Intelligence in Aerospace Systems”, in Special Issue on Intelligent Systems, Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, Vol. 6, No. 3, March 2009, pp. 121-122.

Seidel, J., Siegel, S., Fagley, C., Cohen, K., and McLaughlin, T., "Feedback Control of a Circular Cylinder Wake", Special Issue on "Integrating CFD and Experiments in Aerodynamics", Editor, Kontis, Konstantinos, Proceedings of the I MECH E Part G, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Volume 222, Number 5, 2008. Volume 223, Number 4 / 2009, pp. 379-392 [Winner of the Kenneth Harris James Prize for best paper in 2009, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Award presented in May 2010].

Porter, C., Abbas, A., Cohen, K., McLaughlin, T., Enloe, L., “Spatially Distributed Forcing and Jet Vectoring with a Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuator”, AIAA Journal, Vol. 47, No. 6, June 2009, pp. 1368-1378.

Siegel, S., Seidel, J., Luchtenburg, M., Fagley, C., Cohen, K., and McLaughlin, "Low Order Modeling of a Transient Cylinder Wake using Double Proper Orthogonal Decomposition", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 610, September 2008, pp.1-42.

Stalnov, O., Palei, V., Fono, I., Cohen, K., and Seifert, A., “Experimental Estimation of a D-Shaped Cylinder Wake Using Body-mounted Sensors”, Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 42,  No. 4, April 2007, pp. 531-542.

Cohen, K., Siegel S., and McLaughlin T.,"A Heuristic Approach to Effective Sensor Placement for Modeling of a Cylinder Wake”, Computers and Fluids, Volume 35, Issue 1, January 2006, pp. 103-120.

Siegel S., Cohen, K. and McLaughlin T., "Numerical Simulations of a Feedback Controlled Circular Cylinder Wake", AIAA Journal, Vol. 44, No. 6, June 2006, pp.1266-1276.

Cohen, K., Siegel S., McLaughlin T., Gillies E., and Myatt, J. ,"Closed-loop approaches to control of a wake flow modeled by the Ginzburg-Landau equation", Computers and Fluids, Volume 34, Issue 8 , September 2005, pp. 927-949.

Cohen, K., Siegel, S., Wetlesen, D., Cameron, J., and Sick, A., “Effective Sensor Placements for the Estimation of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Mode Coefficients in von Kármán Vortex Street”, Journal of Vibration and Control, Vol. 10, No. 12, 1857-1880, December 2004.

Adin Z., Ben-Asher J. Z., Cohen K., Moulin B. and Weller T., “Flutter Suppression Using Linear Optimal and Fuzzy Logic Techniques”, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics (0731-5090), Vol. 26, No. 1, Jan. 2003, pp. 173-177.

Cohen K., Ben-Asher J., and Weller T., “Vibration Control Using Fuzzy Logic Based Active Damping”, Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 40, No. 2, March-April, 2003, pp. 384-390.

Rapoport D., Fono. I., Cohen K., and Seifert A., “Closed-Loop Vectoring Control of a Turbulent Jet Using Periodic Excitation”, Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 19, No. 4, July-August 2003, pp. 646-654.

Cohen K., Siegel S., McLaughlin T., and Gillies E., “Feedback Control of a Cylinder Wake Low-Dimensional Model”, AIAA Journal, Vol. 41, No. 7,  July 2003, pp.1389-1391.

Cohen, K., Weller, T., and Ben-Asher, J., “Active Control of Flexible Structures Using a Fuzzy Logic Algorithm”, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 11, No. 4, Aug. 2002, pp. 541-552.

Cohen, K., R. Yaffe, T., Weller, and J. Ben-Asher, “Experimental Studies on Adaptive Fuzzy Control of a Smart Structure”, Journal of Vibration and Control, Vol. 8, Issue 8, Nov. 2002, pp. 1071-1083

Cohen, K., Weller, T., and Ben-Asher, J., “Control of Linear Second-Order Systems by a Fuzzy Logic Based Algorithm”, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 24, No. 3, June 2001, pp. 494-501

Cohen K., Weller T., Levitas J., and Abramovich H., “Model-Independent Vibration Control of Flexible Beam-Like Structures Using a Fuzzy Based Adaptation Strategy” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (1045-389X), Vol. 8, No. 3, Mar. 1997, pp. 220-231.

Cohen K., Weller T., Levitas J., and Abramovich H., "An Adaptive Fuzzy Control Algorithm for Model-Independent Active Vibration Damping of Flexible Beam-Like Structures", Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 7, No.2, Mar. 1996, pp. 121-250.

Cohen, K., and Weller, T., "Passive Damping Augmentation for Vibration Suppression in Flexible Latticed Beam-Like Space Structures", Journal of Sound and Vibration (0022-460X), Vol. 175, No. 3, Aug. 1994, pp. 333-346.