Richard Fikes' email now accessible via ePADD

Richard Fikes email via ePADD

Stanford University Archives is very excited to announce that the email of longtime Stanford Computer Science faculty member Richard Fikes is now processed, accessible in the Special Collections reading room, and discoverable online via ePADD Discovery. website

Fikes is best known as co-developer of the STRIPS (Stanford Research Institute Problem Solver) automatic planning system, KIF (Knowledge Interchange Format), the Ontolingua ontology representation language and Web-based ontology development environment, the OKBC (Open Knowledge Base Connectivity) API for knowledge servers, and IntelliCorp's KEE (Knowledge Engineering Environment) system.

He earned his B.A. and M.A. at the University of Texas at Austin and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1968. Before joining the Stanford faculty, his posts included Senior Mathematician at SRI (Stanford Research Institute), 1969-1976, research staff at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, 1976 to 1983, and research scientist with Price Waterhouse Technology Centre. 

Upon joining Stanford in 1991, Fikes served as the Associate Director, Heuristic Programming Project, Knowledge Systems Laboratory, and as Professor (Research) in the Computer Science Department from 1991-2006.

ePADD is software developed by Stanford Libraries’ Special Collections & University Archives that supports screening, browsing, and access for email of historical or cultural value. Current development of the ePADD software is funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, with additional support from Stanford Libraries' Payson J. Treat Fund.