Proviso West High School Alumni

Hillside, Illinois (IL)

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Edward P. Katz

Edward P. Katz

Class of 1966

Edward Katz is both a Senior Systems Scientist and an Associate Professor of the Practice at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley. Previously, he was a Senior Software Researcher at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories and prior to that, he was on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

While a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University Computer Science Department’s Robotics Laboratory, Dr. Katz collaborated with Prof. Nils J. Nilsson, enhancing Prof. Nilsson’s reactive middleware paradigm for robotic agent, goal-directed control. During this collaboration, Dr. Katz invented the Fuzzy Teleo-Reactive extended paradigm for software agent and autonomous robot control.

Dr. Katz has published technical papers in several international conferences, has been awarded two US Patents and has authored several pending patent applications. His professional memberships include Senior Member, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Senior Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Santa Clara Valley/Oakland East-Bay/San Francisco Joint Chapter Program Chair (former Chapter Chair person) and member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Chapter and the IEEE Computer Society Chapter.

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