Computer History Museum honors Feigenbaum with Fellow Award
The Computer History Museum has announced that it will name Edward A. Feigenbaum, professor emeritus in computer science in the School of Engineering, as one of its 2012 class of Fellow Award honorees.
Feigenbaum is a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence and is often known as "the father of expert systems." He founded the Knowledge Systems Laboratory at Stanford. Feigenbaum was also a key member of the DENDRAL project (1965-82), which produced the world's first expert system, a way of embodying knowledge in a computer to foster scientific discovery. He has written and spoken extensively on artificial intelligence topics, including the seminal books: Computers and Thought, The Fifth Generation: Japan's Computer Challenge to the World and The Rise of the Expert Company.