November 8, 2020
Edward Feigenbaum is the Kumagai Professor of Computer Science and Co-Scientific Director, Knowledge Systems Laboratory at Stanford University. He made several contributions to the development of AI, becoming a co-recipient of the Turing Award in 1994. He is considered “the father of expert systems”. Joining Stanford University in 1965, he became one of the founders of its Computer Science Departments. His bibliography includes Computers and Thought and The Handbook of Artificial Intelligence.
Professor Feigenbaum was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1986. In the same year, he was elected to the Productivity Hall of Fame of the Republic of Singapore. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the honorary American College of Medical Informatics. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1991. He is the first recipient of the Feigenbaum Medal, an award established in his honor by the World Congress of Expert Systems. He was elected Fellow to the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering in January 1994. He received the U.S. Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Award in 1997.
The History of AI Board warmly welcomes Professor Edward Feigenbaum.