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Edward Katz

Associate Teaching Professor - Silicon Valley


Office Location

Northeastern University - Silicon Valley
6024 Silver Creek Valley Rd
San Jose, CA 95138

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Ed Katz, 6024 Silver Creek Valley Rd
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Research Interests

  • Robotic software systems (primarily autonomous mobile robotics)
  • Computational intelligence (primarily Fuzzy Logic)
  • Smart environments and software agents
  • Multi-agent systems (rule-based, knowledge-based, and model-based)
  • Computation
  • Traditional Artificial Intelligence (GOFAI).


  • Visiting Scholar, Robotics Laboratory — Computer Department, Stanford University
  • PhD in Computer Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • MS in Computer Science, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • BS in Mathematics, Purdue University


Edward Katz is currently an Associate Teaching Professor in the M.S. Computer Science and ALIGN programs at Northeastern University Silicon Valley’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences.

Previously, he was a Visiting Associate Professor in Computer Science at Loyola Marymount University for 2016-2017. Prior to LMU, he mentored Entrepreneurial Teams of MS students at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley. Before mentoring CMU SV teams, he was both a Senior Systems Scientist and an Associate Professor in Software Engineering at CMU SV. Before that, he was a Senior MTS at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories.

What are the specifics of your industry experience?

Invited to be a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford University Computer Science Department’s Robotics Laboratory, I collaborated with legendary AI Pioneer Prof. Nils J. Nilsson. One of the results was my developing the Fuzzy Teleo-Reactive extended paradigm for autonomous robot agent control, an extension of Nilsson’s Teleo-Reactive pioneering work.

I have published technical papers in international conferences and have been awarded two US Patents. My 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). I currently am the 2018 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Chapter Chair for the entire San Francisco Bay Area region.