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Edward Feigenbaum's CV

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January 20, 1936, Weehawken, New Jersey


Ph.D., Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 1960

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1956

Honorary Degrees

Doctor of Science, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

Doctor of Engineering, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Professional Experience

1994-2001: U.S. Air Force

2000-2007 Senior Scientist, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

1994-1997 Chief Scientist of the Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, DC

1965-present: U.S. Stanford University

2001-present Kumagai Professor of Computer Science Emeritus

1995-2001 Kumagai Professor of Computer Science

1969-present Professor of Computer Science

1965-present Principal Investigator, now Co-Director Emeritus, Heuristic Programming Project, now the Knowledge Systems Laboratory

1993-1994 Founder & Co-Director, Stanford Software Industry Project

1978-1992 Principal, then Co-Principal Investigator, SUMEX-AIM Project, national computer resource for application of artificial intelligence to medicine and biology

1976-1981 Chairman, Computer Science Department

1965-1968 Associate Professor of Computer Science

1965-1968 Director, Stanford Computation Center

1976-1983 Professor (by Courtesy), Department of Psychology

1960-1965: University of California, Berkeley

1964-1965 Associate Professor, School of Business Administration

1960-1963 Assistant Professor, School of Business Administration

1961-1964 Research Appointment, Center for Human Learning

1960-1964 Research Appointment, Center for Research in Management Science

Membership and Editorship

1968-1972 Member, Computer and Biomathematical Sciences Study Section, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

1977-1978 Member, Committee on Mathematics in the Social Sciences, Social Science Research Council, New York, NY

1977-1978 Member, Computer Science Advisory Committee, National Science Foundation

1977-1980 Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Science Citation Index, ISI Institute for Scientific Information

1978-1990 Member, Advisory Committee on Mathematics in Naval Research, NRC/ONR

1979-1982 Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Artificial Intelligence

(Previous) Editor, Computer Science Series, McGraw-Hill Book Co.

1965-1979 Member. Editorial Board, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing

1984-1988 Member, Computer Science and Technology Board, National Research Council

1986-1990 Member, Board of Regents, National Library of Medicine

1987-1992 Member, DARPA Study Committee for Information Science and Technology

1991-1993 Chairman, JTEC Panel on Knowledge-based and Expert Systems Research and Applications, National Science Foundation

1997-1998 Member, British-North American Committee, National Policy Association

1997-2000 Member, Steering Committee for Computer Science and Engineering, National Academy of Engineering

1997-2012 Member, United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board

2000-present Trustee, Charles Babbage Foundation for the History of Information Processing

1998-2002 Chairman, Computer Science Membership Committee, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2002-present Executive Council, Western Center, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2006-present Computer History Museum, Board of Trustees Member

Professional Societies

American Association for Artificial Intelligence (President, 1980-81; Council, 1979-82)

Cognitive Science Society (Member, Governing Board, 1979-82)

Association for Computing Machinery (Member, National Council of ACM, 1966-68)

IEEE (Member)


1959-1960 Fulbright Research Scholarship to Great Britain

1978 National Computer Conference Award for Best Technical Paper

1983 Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

1984 Elected Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics

1986 Elected Member, National Academy of Engineering

1986 Elected to Productivity Hall of Fame, Republic of Singapore

1989 D.Sc., Aston University, England (honorary)

1990 Elected Fellow, American Association for Artificial Intelligence

1991 Elected Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1991 Feigenbaum Medal, first recipient of an award established in his honor by the World Congress on Expert Systems

1994 Elected Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering

1995 Association for Computing Machinery Turing Award recipient

1997 United States Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Award

1999 United States Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award

2004 Okawa Foundation Research Award

2004 Hall of Fame, Heinz Nixdorf Museum, Paderborn, Germany

2005-2007 Stanford Humanities Laboratory Research Awards for study of digital archiving processes and software

2006 American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Distinguished Service Award

2011 Elected to founding group of IEEE Intelligent Systems AI Hall of Fame

2012 Elected to Hall of Fellows of the Computer History Museum

Honorary Professorship and Lectureships

1979 Research Professor, Japan Institute for the Promotion of Science

1986 Lee Kuan Yew Distinguished Professor, National University of Singapore

1986-1987 Phi Beta Kappa National Visiting Scholar

1992 Distinguished Lecturer, Computer Science Department, UCLA

1994 Adjunct Professor, National Defense University, Washington DC

1995 Adjunct Faculty, University of Maryland, Institute of Advanced Computer Studies

Industrial Consultantships and Board Memberships

Sperry Corporation (Member, Board of Directors, 1983-1986; Chairman, Technology Advisory Board, 1984-1986)

Teknowledge (Chairman, Board of Directors, 1981-1982)

IntelliCorp, Inc. (Member, Board of Directors; Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, 1984-1992)

Sequent Computer Systems (Member, Technical Advisory Board, 1985-1995)

Design Power Inc. (Member, Board of Directors, 1990)

Epiphany Marketing Software Inc. (Scientific Advisor)

Kansai Silicon Valley Venture Forum (Member, Advisory Council)


2001-present President, Feigenbaum Nii Foundation

Books and Monographs

The Japanese Entrepreneur: Making the Desert Bloom, co-authored with David J. Brunner, published in Japanese as Kigyoutokku de nihon Keizai no fukkatu wo, publisher Nihon Keizai Shimbunsha (NIKKEI), December 2002 in Japan.

"Information Technology", [Feigenbaum, E., ed.] in New World Vistas: Future Technology for the Air Force, ed., US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, 1996 (available from Defense Technical Information Services and US Government Printing Office).

Advanced Software Applications in Japan, co-authored with G. Wiederhold, E. Rich and M. Harrison), Noyes Publications, 1995.

The Rise of the Expert Company: How Visionary Companies are Using Artificial Intelligence to Achieve Higher Productivity and Profits, co-authored with Pamela McCorduck and H. Penny Nii, Times Books, 1988.

The Fifth Generation: Artificial Intelligence and Japan's Computer Challenge to the World, co-authored with Pamela McCorduck, Addison-Wesley, May 1983.

Handbook of Artificial Intelligence (Four Volumes), co-edited with A. Barr and P. Cohen, Wm. Kaufmann Inc., 1981-84.

Applications of Artificial Intelligence for Organic Chemistry: The DENDRAL Project, co-authored with Robert K. Lindsay, B.G. Buchanan, J. Lederberg, McGraw-Hill, 1980.

Computers and Thought, co-edited with Julian Feldman, McGraw-Hill, 1963, reprinted by AAAI Press/The MIT Press, 1995.

Information Processing Language V Manual, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice Hall, 1961 (with A. Newell, F. Tonge, G. Mealy et al).

An Information Processing Theory of Verbal Learning, Santa Monica, The RAND Corporation Paper P-1817, October 1959 (Monograph).