Allen Newell

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Allen NewellName: Allen Newell

Born: March 19, 1927, in San Francisco, California, USA

Death: July 19, 1992 (Age: 65)

Computer-related contributions

  • Was a researcher in computer science and cognitive psychology.
  • He contributed to the Information Processing Language (1956) and two of the earliest AI programs, the Logic Theory Machine (1956) and the General Problem Solver (1957) (with Herbert Simon).
  • Known for Information Processing Language Soar.

Honors and awards

  • A.M. Turing Award (1975).
  • National Medal of Science( 1992).
  • Louis E. Levy Medal (1992).