Ed Katz-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University


Contact Info:
Ed Katz
Carnegie Mellon University
Silicon Valley
Building 23 (MS 23-11)
Moffett Field, CA 94035

Office: B23 #105b
Phone: 650-335-2839
Email: katz AT sv DOT cmu DOT edu

Ed Katz, Senior Systems Scientist, Associate Professor of the Practice

Areas of Interest

Computational Intelligence (primarily fuzzy logic) theory and application, smart environment and robotic software systems (primarily autonomous mobile robotics), software agents (both immobile and mobile), multi-agent systems, (rule-based, knowledge-based, and model-based) computation, reactive software systems, traditional Artificial Intelligence, visual and diagrammatic programming languages, and distributed sensor networks


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 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 Chair person) and member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Chapter and the IEEE Computer Society Chapter.