Woodrow W. Bledsoe

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Woodrow W. Bledsoe [1]

Woodrow Wilson (Woody) Bledsoe, (November 12, 1921 – October 4, 1995)
was an American mathematician and computer scientist, and one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, and automated theorem proving, Ph.D. on Separative Measures for Topological Spaces from University of California, Berkeley in 1953 [2]. While working for Sandia Corporation, in 1956, he witnessed a hydrogen bomb test on Enewetak Atoll in the northwest Marshall Islands. In the early 60s, he researched on pattern recognition and facial recognition at Panoramic Research [3] [4], and in 1965, he accepted an offer as professor of mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin, and was also affiliated with Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Bledsoe was interested in Computer Chess and published tournament reports on the early ACM North American Computer Chess Championships. From 1984 to 1985, he served as President of the AAAI. Woodrow W. Bledsoe died on October 4, 1995 of ALS.

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