Norman Sadeh - CTTEC - Carnegie Mellon University

Inventor - Norman Sadeh

Norman M. Sadeh is a Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He is director of CMU’s e-Supply Chain Management Laboratory, director of its Mobile Commerce Laboratory, and co-Director of the School’s PhD Program in Computation, Organizations and Society. He also co-directs the newly created MBA track in Technology Leadership launched jointly by the Tepper School of Business and the School of Computer Science. As part of his activities, he teaches, conducts research and provides consulting services in the areas of Supply Chain Management, Planning and Scheduling, Agent Technologies, Automated Negotiation, Workflow Management, the Semantic Web, Mobile Commerce, Pervasive Computing and Internet Privacy and Security.

Norman is the co-founder of two technology based companies that have spun out of CMU.  Zipano Technologies aims to commercialize novel user-controllable privacy technologies developed to promote the broad adoption of emerging context-aware applications and services.  Wombat Security Technologies is a leading provider of cyber-security training and filtering solutions and a spinoff of the world-renowned School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Its security awareness and training solutions are designed to be engaging and have been scientifically shown to be significantly more effective than traditional training solutions.

Norman has been on the faculty at CMU since 1991. He built his initial reputation in the area of planning, scheduling and constraint satisfaction, developing techniques and tools that have been used by a number of companies and government organizations. He is also well-known for his seminal research in supply chain management and mixed initiative workflow management, which has influenced technical and commercial developments at several large companies. Over the past six years, Norman has conducted pioneering research in pervasive computing and semantic web technologies for privacy and context awareness and is currently extending these techniques to inter-enterprise collaboration scenarios. Other recent accomplishments include the design and launch of the international Supply Chain Trading Agent Competition (TAC-SCM). In its first 5 years, the competition has attracted over 120 entries from 60 teams hailing from 21 different countries.

Norman received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at CMU with a major in Artificial Intelligence and a minor in Operations Research. He holds a MS degree in computer science from the University of Southern California and a BS/MS degree in electrical engineering and applied physics from the Free University of Brussels (Belgium) as “Ingénieur Civil Physicien”.

Mobile Commerce Lab

Wombat Security Technologies

Zipano Technologies



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