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Frederick ("Fritz") E. Freiheit IV

1514 Creal Crescent

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

(313) 663-4756




University of Michigan September 1994 to present
Advanced Technologies Laboratory
Ann Arbor, MI
Artificial Intelligence Ph.D. Student & Research Assistant

Implemented Web based prototype user interface (HTML and Perl CGI-Scripts) and worked on the general agent architecture design for the University of Michigan's Digital Library project (UMDL) . This project is developing a homogenous view into the highly heterogeneous data space that the Web, Internet, and private publishing data bases represent. In addition, the UMDL is developing an architecture for autonomous agents to interact, form teams, create and exploit markets, and provide a wide variety of services to users and other agents in the system. It is being developed in (to mention just a few) C++, ILU, CORBA, KQML, and Java on UNIX work stations. It is being deployed on Macintoshes, UNIX, and Windows platforms.

Whirlpool, Corp. December 1993 to August 1994
Benton Harbor, MI

In charge of technical development of a distributed client-server based manufacturing scheduling system. The system captured physical constraints on assembly lines and manufacturing and sales requests to dynamically schedule manufacturing times for just in time production. It was implemented in C++ under AIX and Visual C++ using the ILOG backtracking constraint satisfaction package interacting with an Oracle data base.

KnowledgeWare Inc. February 1992 to August 1993
Atlanta, GA
Software Engineer

Member of team that developed the GUI Layout Diagrammer (GLD) under the Application Development Workbench (ADW) in OS/2 PM. Responsible for developing and implementing model management in C and Prolog. This include ADW encyclopedic GUI sub-structure design and extensions. In addition performed technical evaluations of third party GUI products and made technical recommendations for acquisition.

Technology Solutions Corporation April 1990 to February 1992
Chicago, IL
Senior Consultant

System Architect and project leader for an expert system. This system diagnoses appliances as a standalone and an integrated subsystem under OS/2 for a distributed system at Whirlpool Corporation. Designed and implemented objected oriented rule base using Aion Development System, Presentation Manager interface in C, and designed WAN data base definition and interface. Also implemented a suite of support utilities for automating the maintenance procedure.

Worked with committee to set project standards for the PM user interface.

IntelliSystems Inc. April 1988 to April 1990
Chatsworth, CA
Manager of Software Development

In charge of developing the software for a DOS/C 80386 based automated telephone attendant and expert system diagnostic delivery platform. This included development of text based windowing user interface, multi-tasking multi-user expert system shell (including rule base compiler), networking, and voice tree system.

Sumitomo Electric, U.S.A., Inc. July 1983 to April 1988
Torrance, CA
Senior Systems Engineer

Sumitomo Electric U.S.A. is a subdivision of Sumitomo Electric Industries of Japan, a major conglomerate manufacturing a wide range of products.

In charge of developing a Japanese natural language processor under UNIX in Prolog, wrote the Japanese parser in Prolog, and heavily involved with the porting of Prolog to several new platforms. Liaison with the L.A. based Silogic Inc. for the purpose of translating their product (The Knowledge WorkBench) to the Japanese market and product support.

Attached to the parent company Sumitomo Electric Industries in Japan from March 1984 through April 1985. This included being the first American to participate in Sumitomo Electric's corporate training program for new Japanese employee. While in Japan developed a graphics package for UNIX work station in C, optical data acquisitions and plotting program via remote control, and NASTRAN based hybrid circuit heat transfer modeling program.


Fluency: C, C++, Java, HTML, CGI Scripts, Perl, Make, Prolog, Lisp, Pascal, Basic, Lex, Yacc/Bison, FORTRAN, CasePM, C Shell, and the Bourne Shell.

Familiarity: Assembler, Forth.


Experienced in: UNIX, IBM/MS-DOS, MS Windows, OS/2-PM, PS/2, Solaris, MicroVAX-Ultrix, AT&T 3B2, Amiga, CP/M.


University of Michigan

Degree: Enrolled in Ph.D. program in Artificial Intelligence

Expect degree by: 1999

Michigan State University

Degree: B.S., Mechanical Engineering Awarded: June of 1983

Minor: Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing

G.P.A.: 3.18

In addition to the Mechanical Engineering degree above, over three quarters of the work towards a B.S. in Computer Science was finished at the time of graduation from Michigan State. Began work on my masters in Computer Science at UCLA.


Avid reader, with particular interest in science, technology, history, science fiction, and anthropology. Amateur game designer and author. Enjoy computer programming and problem solving. Was on high school soccer team; active in gaining varsity status for soccer team. Was on MSU fencing team. Enjoy judo, karate, racket ball, aerobics and jogging.

Speak Japanese at a basic conversational level. Interested in languages and linguistics.


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