• Jan 20, 1936
    (b.) - ?


A computer scientist working in the field of artificial intelligence. He is often called the "father of expert systems." Feigenbaum completed his undergraduate degree, and a Ph.D., at Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University). In his PhD thesis, carried out under the supervision of Herbert Simon, he developed EPAM, one of the first computer models of how people learn. He received the ACM Turing Award, the most prestigious award in computer science, jointly with Raj Reddy in 1994 "For pioneering the design and construction of large scale artificial intelligence systems, demonstrating the practical importance and potential commercial impact of artificial intelligence technology". A former chief scientist of the Air Force, he received the U.S. Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Award in 1997. In 2007 he was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery. He founded the Knowledge Systems Laboratory at Stanford University. He is currently a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Stanford University. He was co-founder of several start-ups, such as IntelliCorp and Teknowledge.