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educator , researcher

Manfred Kochen, American information science and computer researcher, educator. Ford Foundation fellow, 1955-1956. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science; member American Mathematics Society, American Physical Society, American Society Information Science (award of merit 1974).

Background

Kochen, Manfred was born on July 4, 1928 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Max and Pepi (Figur) Kochen.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1950. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1955.

Career

Programmer-analyst in von Neumann's computer project Institute Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1953-1955. Mathematician Biot & Arnold, New York City, 1950-1953, Paul Rosenberg Associates, Mount Vernon, New York, 1953-1955. Lecturer Columbia University, New York City, 1950-1951.

Manager, scientist, member technical staff International Business Machines Corporation Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, 1956-1964. Associate professor University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1965-1970, professor information science Medical School, since 1980, adjunct professor computers and information systems Business School, since 1980, chairman sociotechnol. systems area Doctor of Philosophy Program in Planning, 1984-1987. President Wise Corporation.

Visiting research associate Harvard University, 1973-1974. Visiting professor Rockefeller University, 1980-1981. Congressional fellow Senator C. Levin.

Consultant Rand Corporation, Radio Corporation of America, United Aircraft Company, Library of Congress, 1987-1988, others.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author 10 books including: The Growth of Knowledge, Information for Action, Decentralization, The Small World. Contributor over 200 articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Mathematics Society, American Physical Society, American Society Information Science (award of merit 1974).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Painting, sculpture, sailing.

Connections

Married Paula Landerer, August 15, 1954. Children– David Jay, Mark Neil.

father:
Max Kochen

mother:
Pepi (Figur) Kochen

spouse:
Paula Landerer

children:
David Jay Kochen

Mark Neil Kochen