Paul Rosenbloom

Director for Cognitive Architecture Research
Paul Rosenbloom Headshot

USC Viterbi School of Engineering Computer Science Department

Paul S. Rosenbloom is a professor of computer science at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and is currently working with the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on a new cognitive/virtual-human architecture – Sigma (Σ) – based on graphical models. Rosenbloom was a co-developer of the Soar architecture, co-leading the distributed Soar project from 1983 until 1998.

He was a key member of the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI) for two decades, leading the institute’s new directions activities over the second decade, and finishing up as deputy director in 2007. His recently completed book – On Computing: The Fourth Great Scientific Domain (MIT Press, 2013) – was initially inspired by these activities at ISI.

He was elected a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) in 1994 and has served as both councilor and conference chair for AAAI, and as the chair of the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence.

Before arriving at USC in 1987, he spent a year as research faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and three years as an assistant professor of computer science and psychology at Stanford. Rosenbloom received a B.S. degree from Stanford University in mathematical sciences in 1976 (with distinction) and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1978 and 1983, respectively.