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Cordell Green
Claude Cordell Green

1941 (age 82–83)
EducationRice University
Stanford University
AwardsGrace Murray Hopper Award (1985)
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science
InstitutionsStanford University
Kestrel Institute
ThesisThe Application of Theorem Proving to Question-Answering Systems (1969)
Doctoral advisorJohn McCarthy

Cordell Green (born 1941) is an American computer scientist who is the director and chief scientist of the Kestrel Institute.

Green received a B.A. and B.S. from Rice University. At Stanford University, he earned an M.S.[1] and then a PhD in 1969.[2]

Green worked at the DARPA Information Processing Techniques Office, where he helped to plan the Speech Understanding Research Project and also served as an assistant to Lawrence Roberts, who was then creating ARPANET. At Stanford, Green was a lecturer and assistant professor of computer science and was part of the Artificial Intelligence Group at the Stanford Research Institute (now known as SRI International).[1][2] Later, he worked at Systems Control, Inc., a research firm in California, as their chief scientist for computer systems.[2]

In 1985, Green was awarded the Grace Murray Hopper Award for establishing the theoretical basis of the field of logic programming.[3] In 2002, he was awarded the Stevens Award for "contributions to methods for software and systems development". He is a fellow of the ACM, AAAI, and ASE.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Dr. Cordell Green, Director at Kestrel Institute". Kestrel Institute. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "'Elitism' called a danger as computer field grows". Chicago Tribune. August 1, 1979. p. 10. Retrieved June 20, 2022 – via
  3. ^ "Cordell Green". Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved April 28, 2019.