David L Waltz, in Memoriam

  • Richard P. Gabriel IBM
  • Tim Finin University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Ron Sun Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Abstract

Dave Waltz began his career of creativity and collaboration after completing his dissertation in 1972 at the MIT AI Lab. That dissertation created the field of constraint propagation by showing that constraints and a rich but simple descriptive system were sufficient to recover 3-dimensional information from a 2-dimensional projection. Besides an education, Dave picked up a passion for the high-energy atmosphere that propelled the MIT AI Lab to prominence—an atmosphere that he spent the rest of his life recreating
Published
2012-12-21
Section
Editorials