Herbert Simon

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Herbert SimonName: Herbert Simon

Born: June 15, 1916, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Death: February 9, 2001 (Age: 85)

Computer-related contributions

  • Simon was a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence.
  • With Allen Newell created the Logic Theory Machine and the General Problem Solver (GPS) programs.
  • With almost a thousand very highly cited publications, he is one of the most influential social scientists of the 20th century.

Significant publications

  • The Sciences of the Artificial. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass, 1969.

Honors and awards

  • Von Neumann Theory Prize (1988).
  • National Medal of Science (1986).
  • Nobel Prize in Economics (1978).
  • Turing Award (1975).


"I don't care how big and fast computers are, they're not as big and fast as the world."