Edward Feigenbaum

American computer scientist

Edward Albert "Ed" Feigenbaum (born January 20, 1936) is an American computer scientist. His works focuses in the field of artificial intelligence. He is a joint winner of the 1994 ACM Turing Award.[3] He is often called the "father of expert systems."[4][5][6][7]

Ed Feigenbaum
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Edward Albert Feigenbaum

(1936-01-20) January 20, 1936 (age 86)
Alma materCarnegie Mellon University (BS, PhD)
Known forExpert systems
DENDRAL project
Feigenbaum test
AwardsTuring Award (1994)
Computer Pioneer Award
AAAI Fellow (1990)[1]
ACM Fellow (2007)
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science
Artificial intelligence
InstitutionsStanford University
United States Air Force
Doctoral advisorHerbert A. Simon
Doctoral students


  1. Elected AAAI Fellows
  2. Karp, Peter Dornin (1988). Hypothesis Formation and Qualitative Reasoning in Molecular Biology. dtic.mil (PhD thesis). Stanford University. doi:10.1609/aimag.v11i4.859. OCLC 20463112. Archived from the original on 2017-06-09. Retrieved 2020-03-21.
  3. David Alan Grier. (Oct.-Dec. 2013). "Edward Feigenbaum [interview]." Annals of the History of Computing. p. 74-81.
  4. "Edward Feigenbaum 2012 Fellow". Archived from the original on 2013-05-09. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
  5. Feigenbaum, Edward A.; McCorduck, Pamela (1983). The Fifth Generation: Artificial Intelligence and Japan's Computer Challenge to the World. Addison Wesley Publishing Company. ISBN 9780201115192.
  6. "The Age of Intelligent Machines: Knowledge Processing--From File Servers to Knowledge Servers by Edward Feigenbaum". Archived from the original on 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
  7. Feigenbaum, Edward A. (2003). "Some challenges and grand challenges for computational intelligence". Journal of the ACM. 50 (1): 32–40. doi:10.1145/602382.602400. S2CID 15379263.