John Sowa

John F. Sowa

John F. Sowa spent thirty years working on research and development projects at IBM. After taking early retirement from IBM, he participated in three start-up ventures:  a cofounder of VivoMind Research LLC, a fellow of Kyndi Inc, and currently chief ontologist of GraphStax LLC. On the basis of his research and publications, he was elected a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). He has a BS in mathematics from MIT, an MA in applied mathematics from Harvard, and a PhD in computer science from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He taught courses at the IBM Systems Research Institute, universities (Binghamton, Polytechnic, and Stanford), and summer institutes (Linguistic Society of America and UQAM Cognitive Science). The language of conceptual graphs, which he designed, has been adopted as one of the three principal dialects of the ISO/IEC standard 24707 for Common Logic.


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John Sowa in Brussels, June 1999