Staff Research Associate
Adam Cohen is a mobility futures researcher at Innovative Mobility Research Group at UC Berkeley. Since joining the group in 2004, his research has focused on innovative urban mobility strategies, including urban air mobility, vehicle automation, smart cities, last mile delivery, shared mobility, smartphone apps, and other emerging technologies. Adam has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and reports on innovative and emerging transportation technologies and the future of mobility. Adam recently completed a few exploratory studies of the opportunities and challenges of Urban Air Mobility using electric vertical take-off and land (eVTOL) aircraft for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and a major original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Adam also served three combat tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a rated aviator for the Combined Joint Special Operations Air Component (CJSOAC). Adam’s unique multidisciplinary background gives him unique insight into automation, electrification, landside and airside aviation issues, and the potential impacts of innovative and disruptive technologies. Previously, Adam worked for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Information Technology and Telecommunications Laboratory (ITTL) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). His academic background is in city and regional planning and international affairs.