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Charles Petrie

Senior Research Scientist (Retired)
Stanford Computer Science Department Logic Group
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Retired Sr.Research Scientist at in the Stanford Logic Group in the Computer Science Department, now working on Innovation at the Design Thinking Group at the Business School of St. Gallen. For more detail, see the Professional Biography and the initiatives below.


Web Service Composition, based on Lectures on Web Service Composition taught at KIT, 20112.

Automated Configuration Problem Solving

Keynote: Strategic IT-Management, Sofitel Munich Bayerpost, München, 23-25 January 2012.
" Future of the Internet: Coordinating Collective Work"

IEEE Internet Computing, especially the "Peering" column.

"Emergent Collectives for Work and Play"

Personal Interests

Germany Martial Arts BMW Motorcycle Stanford Bicycle Coalition Sierra Club The Nature Conservancy


It's not reality's job to conform to your expectations.

In the valley of the blind, the one-eyed man is burned as a witch.

Those who would take away my freedoms, destroy my land, and enslave my children are my enemies.

If the shoe fits...

A country isn't a rock.

Attacking Chaos is a Virtue (264K)

A man's character is revealed not so much by his mistakes but by how he handles them.

All AI projects should have a rock solid foundation. (93K)

It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

Home is where you go to show the pictures of where you've been.

On the Internet, no one knows you are a Lisp program.

The best computer I've ever used was a Symbolics.

"The world only needs three computers"

EasyChair swschallenge / NingLogic / logic / ICManCen / ICedboardgoogle/ Service-mail / Burning Man / SWSCBook   / AutoUni  / ME310  / obsolete