CyLab Seminar: Norman Sadeh

Time: November 4, 2013 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Distributed Education Center, Collaborative Innovation Center, Carnegie Mellon University


The CyLab Seminar welcomes Norman Sadeh, professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.

All seminars start at noon ET and are held in the CIC building in Pittsburgh, PA. Seminars are open to faculty, students, staff and general public.

Speaker: Norman Sadeh

Speaker Bio:

Norman Sadeh is a Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He is director of Carnegie Mellon's e-Supply Chain Management Laboratory, director of its Mobile Commerce Laboratory, and co-Director of the School’s PhD Program in Computation, Organizations and Society. He also co-directs the newly created MBA track in Technology Leadership launched jointly by the Tepper School of Business and the School of Computer Science.. As part of his activities, he teaches, conducts research and provides consulting services in the areas of Supply Chain Management, Planning and Scheduling, Agent Technologies, Automated Negotiation, Workflow Management, the Semantic Web, Mobile and Pervasive Computing and Information Privacy and Security. He is also interested in the broader business, social and policy implications associated with the emerging Information Society.

Dr. Sadeh has been on the faculty at CMU since 1991. He built his initial reputation in the area of planning, scheduling and constraint satisfaction, developing techniques and tools that have been used by a number of companies and government organizations. He is also well-known for his seminal research in supply chain management and mixed initiative workflow management, which has influenced technical and commercial developments at several large companies.

Over the past few years, Norman has conducted pioneering research in web commerce, security and privacy. Other recent accomplishments include the design and launch of the international Supply Chain Trading Agent Competition (TAC-SCM), an international competition that has attracted over 150 entries from 60 teams coming from 21 different countries.


Ph.D. in Computer Science at CMU with a major in Artificial Intelligence and a minor in Operations Research.

MS degree in computer science from the University of Southern California.

BS/MS degree in electrical engineering and applied physics from the Free University of Brussels.

Professional Background

In the late nineties, Norman worked as program manager with the European Commission’s ESPRIT research program, prior to serving for two years as Chief Scientist of its US$650M (EURO 550M) initiative in "New Methods of Work and eCommerce" within the Information Society Technologies (IST) program. As such, he was responsible for shaping European research priorities in collaboration with industry and universities across Europe. These activities eventually resulted in the launch of over 200 R&D projects involving over 1,000 European organizations from industry and research. While at the Commission, Norman was also involved in key eCommerce and Internet policy discussions. Dr. Sadeh is also co-founder of Wombat Security Technologies, a company commercializing anti-phishing products originally developed at Carnegie Mellon.