Department of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering MechanicsDepartment of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering MechanicsDepartment of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering MechanicsCollege of Engineering & Applied ScienceUniversity of Cincinnati

Department of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

Kelly Cohen

Kelly Cohen

PhD, Professor of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

Contact Information
Office: 735 Rhodes Hall
Mailing address: P.O. Box 210070, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0070
Phone: (513) 556-3523
Fax: (513) 556-5038
Email: kelly.cohen@uc.edu
Website: http://most-aero.uc.edu/



 

Degrees:
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
Cooperative 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)

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., "Cooperative 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.