Bachelor in Mathematics, Colorado College, 1966. Doctor of Science (honorary), Colorado College, 1986. Postgraduate, University College, London, 1967.
Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970.
Instructor mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970-1971;
assistant professor electrical engring, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971-1974;
visiting assistant professor computer science and linguistics, Stanford (California) U., 1973-1974;
from assistant professor to associate professor, Stanford (California) U., 1974-1979;
associate professor computer science, Stanford (California) U., 1979-1989;
professor computer science, since 1989. Consultant Xerox Palo Alto (California) Research Center, 1972-1985, Hermenet Inc., San Francisco, 1981-1983, Action Technologies, since 1983. Lecturer in field; member of advisory board Center for Teaching and Learning Stanford University, 1979-1983, member acad.coun. commission on information technical, 1981-1983, member undergraduate county School Engineering, since 1985.
Adviser State of California, 1983.
Board directors Live Oak Institute, Berkeley, California, since 1980, president, since 1984. Member Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (member national executive committee since 1983, member national board directors since 1984, president 1987-1990), American Association Artificial Intelligence, Union of Concerned Scientists, Association for Computing Machinery.
Married Carol Hutner. Children: Shoshana, Avra.