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Cohn, L. F.

Professor

OFFICE:  WS 118

PHONE:  (502) 852 - 4546

EMAIL:  cohn@louisville.edu

 

COHN

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Engineering Science, 1978 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
  • M.P.A., Public Administration, 1975 Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
  • M.Eng., Civil Engineering, 1971 University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
  • B.C.E, Civil Engineering, 1971 University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

 

Registration (P.E.)

  • Kentucky (Active)
  • Kansas (Inactive)
  • New York (Inactive)
  • Tennessee (Inactive)
  • Texas (Inactive)

 

Experience

  • Professor

Department of Civil Engineering
University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.
12/1984-Present (Department Chair 12/1984 - 6/1993 & 7/1994 - 6/2002)

  • Director

Center for Transportation Innovation
University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.
12/2002-Present

  • Associate Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Vanderbilt University
12/1979-12/1984

  • Senior Environmental Specialist

New York State Department of Transportation
1/1975-12/1979

  • Civil Engineer

Kentucky Department of Transportation
Frankfort, KY
8/1971-1/1975

 

Research (Since 1990)

  • USDOT / FHWA / KYTC

Academy for Community Transportation Innovation
Value: $1,173,000
1998 - Present

  • Arizona Department of Transportation

Highway Noise (Three Contracts)
Value: $237,000
1998 - 2003

  • Colorado Department of Transportation

Highway Noise
Value: $56,000
1996 - 1998

  • American Society of Civil Engineers

Civil Engineering Research Foundation, Highway Innovative Technology Center (HITEC)
Highway Noise
Value: $56,000
1996 - 1998

  • Washington State Department of Transportation

Highway Noise (Four Contracts)
Value: $150,000
1991 - 1995

  • Ohio Department of Transportation/University of Cincinnati

Expert Systems / Highway Safety
Value: $120,000 (U of L portion: $45,000)
1992 - 1993

  • New Jersey Department of Transportation

Expert Systems / Highway Noise (Two Contracts)
Value: $155,000
-1992

  • Ford Motor Company

Environmental Planning Grant
Value: $55,000
1990 - 1991

  • California Department of Transportation

Expert Systems / Strategy Development and Highway Noise (Two Contracts)
Value: $96,000
-1991

  • U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

Expert Systems / Facilities Engineering (Two Contracts)
Value: $49,000
-1990

 

Awards

      • Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, Sigma Xi Honoraries

      • American Society of Civil Engineers
          • Computing in Civil Engineering Award, 2003
          • Fellow, 2002
          • Harland Bartholomew Award, 2002
          • Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award, 1997
          • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, 1985
      • Award of Achievement in Engineering, Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers, 1988
      • Outstanding Performance Award for Achievement in Administration, University of Louisville, 1987
      • Transportation Research Board, Committee A1F04 Award for the Outstanding Paper on Transportation-Related noise,      1986, 1983
      • The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Award for Travel to Munich, FRG, 1985
      • Vanderbilt University Research Council Grant Awards, 1983, 1981, 1980
      • U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Institute, Fellowship in Research and Education, 1976
      • Kentucky Department of Transportation, Highway Scholarship, 1970, 1969

 

 

PUBLICATIONS 

Books

  • Hagerty, D. and L. Cohn, Opportunities in Civil Engineering, Chicago: NTC Publishing Co., 1997, 143 pp.
  • Cohn, L. and G. McVoy, Environmental Analysis of Transportation Systems. New York: Wiley-Interscience Division, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1982, 374 pp.

 

Book Chapters

  • Cohn, L., R. Harris, and P. Lederer, “Environmental and Energy Considerations”, Transportation Planning Handbook, 2nd Edition, J. Edwards, (ed.), Institute of Transportation Engineers, 1999, pp. 239-288.

Monographs (Since 1990)

  • Cohn, L., R. Harris, and L. Fleming, Guidelines for Evaluating the Performance of Highway Sound Barriers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF), Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), Report 96-04, Product 24, October, 1996, 45 pages.
  • Cohn, L. (ed.), Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference, Technical Council on Computer Practices, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, 1993, 1865 pages.
  • Cohn, L., and R. Harris, “Expert Systems in Transportation”, NCHRP Synthesis of Highway Practice 183, National Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., 1992, 52 pages.
  • Cohn, L., and W. Rasdorf (ed.), Computing in Civil Engineering and Symposium on Data Bases, Proceedings of the Seventh Conference, Technical Council on Computer Practices, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, 1991, 929 pages.
  • Kappes, S., S. Kim, P. Tanner, R. Williams, and L. Cohn, “Employing Expert Systems Technologies to Real Property Management Decisionmaking”, Knowledge Based Techniques for RPMA Decisions, USACERL Technical Report P-90/14, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, 1990, 38 pages.

Refereed Articles (Since 1990)

  • Ning Shu, Louis F. Cohn, Roswell A. Harris, and Teak K. Kim, “Improving Traffic-Noise Model Insertion Loss Accuracy Based on Diffraction and Reflection Theories”, Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 133, No. 5, May, 2007, pp. 281-287.
  • Ning Shu, Louis F. Cohn, Roswell A. Harris, Teak K. Kim, and Wensheng Li*, “Comparative Evaluation of the Ground Reflection Algorithm in FHWA Traffic Noise Model (TNM 2.5)”, Journal of Applied Acoustics (2006 )doi:10.1016, Elsevier Ltd., Oxford, UK, pp. 1-9.
  • Paul R. Lederer, Louis F. Cohn, Randall Guensler, and Roswell A. Harris, “Effect of On-Ramp Geometric and Operational Characteristics on Vehicle Activity”, Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, accepted for publication in 2004.
  • Teak K, Kim, Roswell A. Harris, and Louis F. Cohn, “Comparing Highway Traffic Noise Emission Levels Using Individual UofL State Data Sets - Based on Open Space”, Transactions of the Korean Society for Noise and Vibration Engineering, Korean Society for Noise and Vibration Engineering, Seoul, April, 2004, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 277-286.
  • Teak K, Kim, Roswell A. Harris, and Louis F. Cohn, “Effect of Pavement Type on Highway Traffic Noise Emission Levels”, Journal of Transportation Engineering, Korean Society of Civil Engineers, accepted for publication in March, 2004.
  • Teak K. Kim, Roswell A. Harris, Louis F. Cohn, and Jane Goldsmith, “Highway Traffic Noise Emission Levels: Comparing the National REMEL Data Set with the UofL State REMEL Data Sets”, Journal of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Korean Society of Civil Engineers, Seoul, Vol. 6, No. 4, December, 2002, pp. 243-253.
  • Cohn, L. and R. Harris, “Comparing Traffic Noise Model Accuracy Using State-Specific Emission Data”, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, June, 2001, Vol. 127, No. 2, pp.79-93.
  • Harris, R., L. Cohn, and J. Goldsmith, “State-Specific Vehicle Noise Emission Characteristics”, Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York Nov./Dec. 2001, Vol 127, No. 6, pp. 523-530.
  • Harris, R., L. Cohn, and S. Knudson “Evaluation of the Federal Administration’s Traffic Noise Model”, Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, Nov./Dec. 2000, Volume 126, No. 6, pp. 513-520.
  • Harris, R. and L. Cohn, “Scale Model Adjustments for Special Highway Noise Barrier Treatments”, Journal of Engineering Valuation and Cost Analysis, Volume 2, Number 3, Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, New York, 1999, pp. 199-211.
  • Kim, J-S, L. Cohn, and Kim, K-S, “A Study on the Effects of Absorptive Treatments for Highway Noise Barriers”, Journal of the Korean Society of Noise and Vibration Engineering, Seoul, Vol. 8, No. 1, February, 1998, pp. 146-156.
  • Cohn, L., and Harris, R., “A HITEC Evaluation of the USG Sight and Sound Screen”, Transportation Research Record 1559, Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., 1996, pp. 29-33.
  • Cohn, L., R. Harris, S. Moser, and C. Phillips, “Special noise Barrier Treatments on Actual Highway Projects”, Journal of Engineering Valuation and Cost Analysis, Vol. 1, No. 1, Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, New York, 1996, pp. 65-78.
  • Harris, R., L. Cohn, and C. Grant, “Using the STAMINA 2.0 Computer Program to Calculate Contours of One Hour Average Sound Levels from Highway Traffic Noise”, Noise Control Engineering Journal, Institute of Noise Control Engineering, Poughkeepsie, New York, Vol. 43, No. 5, September-October, 1995, pp. 173-180.
  • Harris, R., L. Cohn, and J. Graham, ” A Comprehensive Software Library for Highway Noise Analysis”, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 2, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, April 1995, pp. 101-111.
  • Cohn, L., R. Rolfer, D. Duncan, R. Woosley, and R. Harris, “Special Noise Barrier Treatments”, Transportation Research Record 1416, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., March, 1993, pp. 69-74.
  • Koushki, P., L. Cohn, A. Felimban, and T. El-Rekhaimi, “Urban Noise Traffic in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Perceptions & Attitudes”, Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 119, No. 5, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, September/October, 1993, pp. 751-763.
  • Harris, R., and L. Cohn, “Development of a Control Structure for Micro-Based Expert Systems”, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, Vol. 5, No. 4, October, 1991, pp. 412-427.
  • Harris, R., and L. Cohn, “Controlling Sewage Treatment Plant Noise”, Journal of Environmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, Vol. 117, No. 5, September/October, 1991, pp. 680-686.
  • Cohn, L., and P. Koushki, “Social Attitudes and Traffic Noise: A Study in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia”, Journal of Urban Affairs, Urban Affairs Association, Louisville, Vol. 13, No. 2, 1991, pp. 233-242.
  • Cohn, L. and R. Harris, “The Cost of Noise Barrier Construction in the United States”, Transportation Research Record 1255, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 1990, pp. 102-107.
  • Bowlby, W., R. Harris, and L. Cohn, “Seasonal Measurements of Aircraft Noise in a National Park”, Journal of Air and Waste Management, The Air and Waste Management Association, Pittsburgh, Vol. 4, No. 1, January, 1990, pp. 68-76.
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