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Joel Moses

Institute Professor
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Engineering Systems

Dr. Moses holds a Ph.D., which he received from MIT in 1967. He has served as MIT’s Provost, Dean of Engineering, Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Associate Head of EECS, and Associate Director of the Laboratory for Computer Science. Dr. Moses served as ESD's Acting Director from December, 2005 through November, 2007. He was Acting Director of the Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development from 2006 to 2010.

Dr. Moses is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, the Association for Computing Machinery, and Life Fellow of the IEEE. He led the development of the Macsyma system for algebraic formula manipulation and is the co-developer of the Knowledge-Based Systems concept in Artificial Intelligence. His current interests include the complexity and flexibility of engineering systems, algebraic formula manipulation, and knowledge-based systems.


MIT150 video interview – December 14, 2009


View list of publications in CV: Joel Moses CV

Joel Moses

Contact info:

Joel Moses
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Building 32-249
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

Phone: 617.253.8592
Fax: 617.258.8682
Email to: moses "at"

Joel Moses: My Memoirs (.pdf)


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