Edward Feigenbaum

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Edward Albert Feigenbaum
27. Dr. Edward A. Feigenbaum 1994-1997.jpg
Born (1936-01-20) January 20, 1936 (age 79)
Weehawken, New Jersey
Nationality American
Fields Computer Science
Artificial intelligence
Institutions Stanford University
United States Air Force
Alma mater Carnegie Mellon University (B.S., 1956; Ph.D., 1960)
Doctoral advisor Herbert A. Simon
Known for Expert system
DENDRAL project
Notable awards Turing Award (1994)
Computer Pioneer Award

Edward Albert Feigenbaum (born January 20, 1936) is a computer scientist working in the field of artificial intelligence, and joint winner of the 1994 ACM Turing Award. He is often called the "father of expert systems." [1]


Feigenbaum was born in New Jersey in 1936 to a culturally Jewish family.[2] Feigenbaum completed his undergraduate degree (1956), and a Ph.D. (1960),[3][4] at Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University). In his Ph.D thesis, carried out under the supervision of Herbert A. Simon, he developed EPAM, one of the first computer models of how people learn.[5]

He founded the Knowledge Systems Laboratory at Stanford University and co-founded companies IntelliCorp and Teknowledge.

He is currently[when?] a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Stanford University.

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Articles by Edward Feigenbaum[edit]


  1. ^ Edward Feigenbaum 2012 Fellow
  2. ^ Len Shustek. "An Interview with Ed Feigenbaum". Communications of the ACM. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Edward Albert Feigenbaum at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ "ProQuest Document ID 301899261". ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (ProQuest). Retrieved September 19, 2011 
  5. ^ "Guide to the Edward A. Feigenbaum Papers" (PDF). Stanford University. 2010. p. 2. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  6. ^ "AI's Hall of Fame" (PDF). IEEE Intelligent Systems (IEEE Computer Society) 26 (4): 5–15. 2011. doi:10.1109/MIS.2011.64. 
  7. ^ "IEEE Computer Society Magazine Honors Artificial Intelligence Leaders". DigitalJournal.com. August 24, 2011. Retrieved September 18, 2011.  Press release source: PRWeb (Vocus).
  8. ^ "Edward Feigenbaum". Computer History Museum. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 

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