1916 June 15, Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
1936 Received his BA from Chicago University
1937 Marries Dorothea Pye.
1942 Illinois Institute of Technology
his first child Katherine
his second child Peter A.
his third child Barbara M.
1943 received his PhD from the University of Chicago in political science.
1949 Mmember of the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University.
1955 In collaboration with Al Newell, succeeded in writing a computer program that could prove mathematical theorems.
In a 1957 paper Professor Simon stated that within 10 years "a digital computer will be the world's chess champion unless the rules bar it from competition," while within the "visible future," he said, "machines that think, that learn and that create" will be able to handle challenges "coextensive with the range to which the human mind has been applied."
Honors and awards
1975 A. M. Turing Award for his work on computer science.
1978 Nobel in economics in 1978 for a new theory of decision making, hinting towards artificial intelligence that mirrors human thinking.
1986 Received the National Medal of Science.
1993 Awarded by the American Psychological Association for outstanding lifetime contributions to psychology.
1994 Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
1995 Awarded by the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence.
1995 The Dwight Waldo Award by the American Society of Public Administration.
Inducted into the Automation Hall of Fame because of his pioneering work in the field of artificial intelligence.
He received major national awards from the Association for Computing Machinery,
the American Political Science Association,
the Academy of Management,
the Operations Research Society
and the Institute of Management Science
Some 24 colleges and universities presented Simon with honorary doctor's degrees.
1977 Models of Bounded Rationality
1996 Sciences of the Artificial
1997 Administrative Behavior
Human Problem Solving, jointly with Allen Newell;
Scientific Discovery, with Pat Langley, Gary Bradshaw, and Jan Zytkow;
Models of Thought;
Models of Discovery;
Models of My Life. (autobiography)
|Updated on November 28, 2005||For suggestions please mail the editors|
Footnotes & References
|2||Science museum London, UK|