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1972 …2015
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Cohen studied mathematics and theoretical computer science at Utrecht, where he obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1975. He worked at the Openbaar Lichaam Rijnmond (Rotterdam), the Technische Universiteit Twente (Enschede), CWI (Amsterdam), and at the Universiteit Utrecht, where he became a full professor in 1990. Since 1992, he has been a full professor of Discrete Mathematics at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e). He was dean of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at TU/e, chairman of the board of the research school EIDMA and still is chairman of the board of the CAN Foundation (from which the CANDiensten company originated). He occupied visiting positions in Ann Arbor, Ber Sheva, Jerusalem, Kobe, Naples, Pasadena, Rome, Santa Cruz, and Sydney. Cohen's main scientific contributions are in groups and geometries of Lie type, and in algorithms for algebras and their implementations. He is also known for his work on interactive mathematical documents, which helped found the spin-off company SOWISO. Twenty-one students received a Ph.D. under his supervision. Currently, he was on the editorial board of six research journals and still is editor of the ACM book series of Springer-Verlag. He published 119 research papers, coauthored five books, and (co-)edited another eight.

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Brauer Algebra Mathematics
Algebra Mathematics
Lie Algebra Mathematics
Diagram Mathematics
Subalgebra Mathematics
Diagram Geometry Mathematics
Semisimple Mathematics
Octagon Mathematics

Research Output 1972 2015

3 Citations (Scopus)

Brauer algebras of type B

Cohen, A. M. & Liu, S., 2015, In : Forum Mathematicum. 27, 2, p. 1163-1202

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Brauer Algebra
Admissible Set
3 Citations (Scopus)

On the uniqueness of the generalized octagon of order (2,4)

Cohen, A. M., O'Brien, E. A. & Shpectorov, S. V., 2015, In : Journal of Algebra. 421, p. 369-393

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Generalized Polygon
Incidence Geometry
1 Citation (Scopus)

The Birman-Murakami-Wenzl algebras of type Dn

Cohen, A. M., Gijsbers, D. A. H. & Wales, D. B., 2014, In : Communications in Algebra. 42, 1, p. 22-55

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Brauer Algebra
Cellular Algebras

Wiskunde in het web

Cohen, A. M., 2014, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 57 p.

Research output: Book/ReportInaugural speechAcademic

Open Access
World Wide Web
14 Citations (Scopus)

Diagram geometry : related to classical groups and buildings

Buekenhout, F. & Cohen, A. M., 2013, Berlin: Springer. 592 p. (Ergebnisse der Mathematik und ihrer Grenzgebiete. 3. Folge; vol. 57)

Research output: Book/ReportBookAcademic

Diagram Geometry
Classical Groups
Coxeter Group
Affine geometry
Projective geometry

Student theses

An algebraic approach to Lie point symmetries of ordinary differential equations

Author: Draisma, J., 31 Aug 1998

Supervisor: Cohen, A. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

A natural extension of the Weyl group

Author: Smeets, M., 31 Aug 2000

Supervisor: Cohen, A. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

Automatic proofs of graph nonisomorphism

Author: Knopper, J., 30 Jun 2006

Supervisor: Cohen, A. (Supervisor 1) & Murray, S. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Covers of graphs related to the general linear group

Author: Postma, E., 30 Apr 2003

Supervisor: Cohen, A. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master


Distance transitive graphs of type F4

Author: Rosius, W., 31 Dec 2005

Supervisor: Cohen, A. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master