Danny Cohen

Danny Cohen
Death date
Fields of study
Computing, Telephony


Danny Cohen was born on December 9th, 1937, in Haifa, Israel, then British Mandate for Palestine. Cohen became interested in computers in high school and attended Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, earning his bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1963. Cohen emigrated to the United States in 1965, and worked on the visual flight simulator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He transferred to Harvard in 1967 to study under Ivan Sutherland, and earned his Ph.D. in 1969.

Cohen developed an ultra-high-speed network, one of the first computer networks used for distributed and remote storage.

He moved to the University of Southern California and began work on computer network based telephony in the mid 1970s, and conducted the first voice conference call over the ARPANET in 1978.

Cohen was a Fellow of the IEEE.

Cohen died on August 12th, 2019.