Ed Katz, Senior Systems Scientist, Associate Professor of the Practice
Areas of Interest
Robotics, computational intelligence, software agents and multi-agent systems
Edward Katz is both a Senior Systems Scientist and an Associate Professor of the Practice at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, he was a Senior Software Researcher at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories for more than two decades. Involved in a wide variety of technical areas, he participated in R&D efforts including object-oriented language design and implementation, industrial robotic software systems, CAM-based factory automation, automated generative process planning, agent-based factory automation, enterprise-level manufacturing automation, manufacturing process simulation, and software agents applied as personal assistants. Prior to joining Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, he was on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
He earned a B.S. in Mathematics, with an emphasis in Education, from Purdue University; an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence and Software Systems, from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
While a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University Computer Science Department’s Robotics Laboratory, Dr. Katz collaborated with Prof. Nils J. Nilsson, enhancing the 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 a US Patent and has authored several pending patent applications. He is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Currently, he is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Santa Clara Valley-Oakland East Bay-San Francisco Joint Chapter Chairperson and also the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Santa Clara Valley Chapter Secretary. In addition, he is the Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley faculty host for the Homebrew Robotics Club of Silicon Valley, the local hobby robotics group.