Scott Fahlman

Computer Scientist

1948 –

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Who is Scott Fahlman?

Scott Elliott Fahlman is a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University. He is notable for early work on automated planning in a blocks world, on semantic networks, on neural networks, on the Dylan programming language, and on Common Lisp. In period of the standardization, he was recognized as "the leader of the Common Lisp." Recently, Fahlman has been engaged in constructing a Knowledge Base, "Scone", based in part on his thesis work on the NETL Semantic Network.

Fahlman was born in Medina, Ohio, U.S.. He received his bachelor's degree and master's degree in 1973 from MIT, and his Ph.D. from MIT in 1977. His thesis advisors were Gerald Sussman and Patrick Winston. He is a fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence.

Fahlman acted as thesis advisor for Donald Cohen, David B. McDonald, David S. Touretzky, Skef Wholey, Justin Boyan, Michael Witbrock, and Alicia Tribble Sagae.

From May 1996 to July 2000, Fahlman directed the Justsystem Pittsburgh Research Center.

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Born
Mar 21, 1948
Medina
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Employment
  • Carnegie Mellon University

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on July 23, 2013

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