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- B.S. - June 1968 - Psychology and Mathematics (co majors),
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. IL.
- Ph.D. January 1973 - Cognitive and Mathematical
Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford CA.
Partial List of Awards:
- Phi Kappa Phi Engineering Society 1967
- Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honorary Fraternity 1967
- Graduated Magna cum Laude and with Highest Distinction in
Psychology, U. of Illinois, June, 1968
- Numerous invitations as keynotes and plenary speaker at
major international conferences in the fields of Computer Science,
Artificial Intelligence, and Computational Social Science.
- Assistant Professor of Psychology Rutgers University, 1972 - 1978.
- Professional Consultant to software r&d firms Los Angeles , CA., 1978 1980.
- Research Associate U. of Southern California, Behavioral
Technology Laboratory, 1980 1981.
- Senior Research Associate U. of Southern California
Information Sciences Institute, 1981 1983.
- Director of R&D Advanced Decision Systems Mountain View, CA., 1983 1984.
- Senior Scientist Teknowledge, Inc., Palo Alto, CA. 1984
- Principal Scientist Rockwell International Science Center, Palo Alto and Thousand Oaks, CA. 1985 1988.
- Associate Professor (Consulting) Stanford University, Dept. of Engineering- Economic Systems, 1985 1989.
- Associate Professor (Research) Stanford University, Dept. of EES and OR, 1989 2000.
- CEO and Chief Scientist Synergia LLC, Redwood City, CA, 1996 present.
Other Professional Affiliations/Activities:
- Book Review Editor AI Magazine 1983 1986.
- Editor Journal of Expert Systems in Accounting and
Finance. 1989 2004.
- Editor Journal of Computational and Mathematical Social
Sciences 1990 2003.
Courses Taught (partial list):
- Advanced Survey of Cognitive Psychology.
- History of Social and Psychological Science.
- Artificial Intelligence Programming.
- Computational Methods in Social Science Research.
- Institutions and Organizations.
- Numerous graduate seminars on such topics as
Organizational Learning, Organizational Decisions and Planning Processes,
and The Organizational Dynamics of Health-Care Delivery.
For over 30 years, Dr. Michael Fehling has contributed to
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence as well as to Cognitive and Social
Science. His interdisciplinary work is providing improved methods and
computer-based technology to improve collaboration in human activities such as
planning, decision-making, and management of operations in private- and
public-sector organizations. Dr. Fehling exploits the results of his basic and
applied research to develop fieldable computational tools and technology. For
example, he is the architect of SCHEMER, a general-purpose software environment
for building distributed, real-time, knowledge-based systems. SCHEMER is the
software architecture for numerous knowledge-system applications addressing
practical needs of real-world organizations. Prof. Fehling has also been
awarded a patent for the ABEΤ architecture,
a next-generation software environment for implementing large-scale systems
that combine AI and non-AI methods.
From 1985 through August of 1999, Dr. Fehling was a member
the Stanford faculty, appointed within the Department of Engineering-Economic
Systems and Operations Research. In 1989 he became a full-time member of
Stanford's Academic Council, and founded the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems
(LIS). In 1994, Dr. Fehling founded Stanford's Organizational Dynamics Center
(ODC), with the aim of creating technology to enhance organizational
productivity. The ODC developed new computational tools to improve
organizational practices such as distributed planning and management
decision-making. Synergia's focus on meeting the needs of its client organizations
provides a challenging context within which the academic contributions of Dr.
Fehling and others can be put to good use.
Dr. Fehling is a founding partner, CEO, and Chief Scientist
of Synergia LLC. He directs projects that help clients in the private- and
public sector identify ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of
their work practices. He directs the development of practical computational
tools for modeling and analyzing complex organizational practices as well as
knowledge-systems that support the problem solving and decision making of
organizational workers and managers. In recent work he has invented a
group-work architecture, the Consensus Facilitation Architecture, based on
Synergias prior work in advanced distributed argumentation and conflict
resolution. In this architecture the participants gain access to one another
and to information and other resources, and have the ability to influence the
course of work, in light of their roles and resources in their own organization.
This architecture will also employ Synergias advanced new methods for
quantitative assessment of the risks and benefits of forming consensus over a
given domain. He also has primary responsibility for formal computational
modeling of human systems, to support advanced simulation studies.
Before coming to Stanford, Dr. Fehling was Principal
Scientist at Rockwell International Science Center; he helped establish a
laboratory for Artificial Intelligence research. He taught and conducted
research at Rutgers University and the University of Southern California. Dr.
Fehling received his B.S. degree from the University of Illinois and graduated
Magna cum Laude. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology in 1973 from Stanford University. He is an active member of numerous professional societies and a
former editor of the journals "Computational and Mathematical Organization
Theory" and "IEEE Expert." Dr. Fehling is the author of over 200
articles in archival journals, book chapters, published conference presentations,
and (Papers available upon request.)
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