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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

  • Autonomous mobile robot software systems
  • Computational intelligence (primarily Fuzzy Logic)
  • Smart environments and software agents
  • Rule-based, knowledge-based, and model-based multi-agent systems
  • Computation
  • Traditional Artificial Intelligence (GOFAI).


  • Visiting Scholar, Robotics Laboratory, 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 an associate teaching professor in the M.S. Computer Science and Align programs within the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University’s Silicon Valley campus. His career began in Palo Alto, California, where he was a Senior Software Researcher at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories. He then spent ten years at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus, where he was both a Senior Systems Scientist and an associate professor in software engineering. At Carnegie Mellon, he mentored teams of master’s students for the Entrepreneurial and Innovation Course. Between 2016 to 2017, he was a visiting associate professor of computer science at Loyola Marymount University.

In 1995, when Katz was invited to be a visiting scholar at the Stanford University Computer Science Department’s Robotics Laboratory, he collaborated with the legendary AI Pioneer professor Nils J. Nilsson. That collaboration resulted in Katz developing the Fuzzy Teleo-Reactive extended paradigm for autonomous robot agent control, an extension of Nilsson’s Teleo-Reactive pioneering work.

He has published technical papers in international conferences and has been awarded two United States Patents. 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). In 2018, he became the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Chapter Chair for the entire San Francisco Bay Area region.