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Marvin Minsky (1130)

Artificial intelligence, cogmt1ve science
1927, New York City, USA
Short Biography
Marvin Lee Minsky (born August 9, 1927) is an American cognitive scientist in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), co-founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's AI laboratory, and author of several texts on AI and philosophy. | More at Wikipedia
  • BA Harvard University, 1950
  • PhD Princeton University, 1954
Appointments & Honors
  • Lincoln Laboratory, MIT, 1957-8
  • MIT, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 1958-61, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, 1961-4
  • Professor and Co- Founder, MIT's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, 1961
  • Founder, LOGO Computer Systems, Inc.
  • Director, MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, 1964-74
  • Turing Award, Association for Computing Machinery, 1970
  • Donner Professor of Science, MIT, 1974-89
  • Doubleday Lecturer, Smithsonian Institute, 1978
  • Messenger Lecturer, Cornell University, 1979
  • President, American Association for Artificial Intelligence, 1981-2
  • Hon. Dr, Free University of Brussels, 1986, Pine Manor College, 1987
  • Killian Award, MIT, 1989
  • Japan Prize Laureate, Government of Japan, 1990
  • IJCAI Research Excellence Award, 1991
  • Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT, 1990-
Principal Publications
  • 1956 Some universal elements for finite state automata. In C. E. Shannon and J. Mc Carthy (eds), Automata Studies: Annals of Mathematics Studies, no. 34. Princeton University Press.
  • 1959 Some methods of heuristic programming and artificial intelligence. In D. V. Blake and A. M. Uttley (eds), Proceedings on Symposium on Mechani~ation of Thought Processes. HMSO.
  • 1961 Learning in random nets. In C. Cherry (ed), Proceedings of Fourth London Symposium on Information Theory. Butterworth (with 0. Selfridge).
  • 1961 Steps toward artificial intelligence. Proceedings IRE, 49(1), January.
  • 1962 Progress in artificial intelligence. Discovery, 23(10), 33-7.
  • 1966 Artificial intelligence. Scientific American, 215 (3), 247-60.
  • 1967 Computation: Finite and Infinite Machines. Prentice-Hall.
  • 1968 Semantic Information Processing. MIT Press.
  • 1969 Perceptrons. MIT Press (with Seymour Papert). (Rev. edn, 1987.)
  • 1974 Artificial Intelligence. MIT Press (with Seymour Papert).
  • 1975 A framework for representing knowledge. In P. H. Winston (ed), The Psychology of Computer Vision. McGraw-Hill.
  • 1980 Computer science and the representation of knowledge. In M. Dertouzos and J. Moses (eds), The Computer Age: A Twenty-Year View. MIT Press.
  • 1980 K-lines: A theory of memory. Cognitive Science, 4, 117-33.
  • 1985 Robotics. Doubleday.
  • 1986 The Society of Mind. Simon & Schuster.
  • 1988 Preface: Connectionist models and their prospects. In D. Waltz, J. A. Feldman and S. Papert (eds), Connectionist Models and their Implications. Ablex.
  • 1991 A response to four reviews of The Society of Mind. Artificial Intelligence, 48, 371-96.
  • 1992 The Turing Option. Warner Books (with Harry Harrison).
  • 1994 On the problem of conscious machines. Proceedings, National Research Council of Canada's 75th Anniversary Symposium on Science and Technology. National Research Council of Canada.
  • 1994 Negative expertise. International Journal of Expert Systems, 7, 13-19.