Daniel Gureasko Bobrow (29 November 1935 – 20 March 2017) was an American computer scientist who created an oft-cited artificial intelligence program STUDENT, with which he earned his PhD.,[1][2][3] worked at BBN Technologies (BBN), then was a Research Fellow in the Intelligent Systems Laboratory of the Palo Alto Research Center.

Born in New York City, he earned his BS from RPI in 1957, SM from Harvard in 1958, and PhD in mathematics from MIT under the supervision of Marvin Minsky in 1964. At BBN, he was a developer of TENEX.[4][5]

Bobrow was the president of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), chair of the Cognitive Science Society, Editor-in-chief of the journal Artificial Intelligence. He shared the 1992 ACM Software System Award with five other PARC scientists (Richard R. Burton, L. Peter Deutsch, Ronald Kaplan, Larry Masinter, and Warren Teitelman) for his work on Interlisp.[6] He was an ACM Fellow and a AAAI fellow.[7]

Further reading


  1. ^ Daniel Gureasko Bobrow at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ American Men and Women of Science, Thomson Gale, 2004
  3. ^ Daniel Bobrow Obituary
  4. ^ Daniel G. Bobrow; Jerry D. Burchfiel; Daniel L. Murphy; Raymond S. Tomlinson (March 1972). "TENEX, A Paged Time Sharing System for the PDP-10". Communications of the ACM. 15 (3): 135–143. doi:10.1145/361268.361271. S2CID 52848167.
  5. ^ Thompson, Ken. "Reflections on Trusting Trust". Archived from the original on 2012-05-25.
  6. ^ ACM Awards
  7. ^ legacy.com