Dreyfus, Stuart

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Dreyfus, Stuart Gender: M
Stuart E. Dreyfus
born on 19 October 1931 at 18:30 (= 6:30 PM )
Place Terre Haute, Indiana, 39n28, 87w25
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 25°39' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 14°22 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 26°48'


American academic, currently Professor Emeritus at University of California, Berkeley in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department. While at the Rand Corporation he was a programmer of the JOHNNIAC computer. While at Rand he coauthored Applied Dynamic Programming with Richard Bellman. Following that work, he was encouraged to pursue a Ph.D. which he completed in applied mathematics at Harvard University in 1964, on the calculus of variations. In 1962, Dreyfus simplified the Dynamic Programming-based derivation of backpropagation (due to Henry J. Kelley and Arthur E. Bryson) using only the chain rule. He also coauthored Mind Over Machine with his brother Hubert Dreyfus in 1986.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD in applied mathematics)
  • Vocation : Computer : Programmer
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher (Operations)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor Emeritus)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Industrial
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction