Barry G. Silverman, Ph.D.

 1975           BSE University of Pennsylvania
 1977           MSE University of Pennsylvania
 1977           Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania


2019-           Professor Emeritus, Electrical and Systems Engineering Department

1998-           Professor, Electrical and Systems Engineering Department

Affiliations:  School of Nursing Graduate Group, Department of General Internal Medicine, Leonard Davis Institute


 1978-1998     Professor, Engineering Management Dept
 1983-1998     Director, Institute for Artificial Intelligence
 1994-1998     Joint Professor of Computer Medicine, School of Medical and Health Sciences

1975-77         Research Associate, University of Pennsylvania
1992              Visiting Scholar, Decision Science Dept., London Business School
                      Distinguished Visiting Scientist, Advanced Computation Lab, Imperial Cancer Research Fund
1997-98         Visiting Professor, Division of Clinical Computing, Harvard Medical School
                            (Computer Science Training Director of NLM Informatics Fellows)
                      Visiting Professor, Whitaker College of Health Science & Technology, MIT
1978-             Numerous Consulting Appointments in Industry & Government


  • Life Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Fellow, Washington Academy of Science

·         1st Place, Best Artificial Intelligence/Pattern of Daily Life in a Virtual World (Entry: NonKin Village Simulation), in Federal Virtual World Competition (FVWC). $5,000 award given by US Army at TechWorld, Orlando, March 2011.

  • "1991 Innovative Application of Artificial Intelligence Award" from American Assoc. for Artificial Intelligence
  • Leo Schubert Award for Excellence in College Teaching, Washington Academy of Science, 1992.
  • Edelman Lauriate, Franz Edelman Prize for Management Science Achievement (Honorable Mention - 1992), TIMS.
  • Invited Keynote/Seminar Speaker in Austria, Canada, England, France, Greece, Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Turkey, and across the USA at other times.
  • Recipient of over $40 million in sponsored research awards from various sources since 1978
  • Recipient of "Largest Sponsored Research Award" from GWU/SEAS, each year 1985 - 1991
  • Engineering Management Professor of the Year, SEAS Engineer’s Council, 1997/98
  • National Science Foundation Panelist, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, 1999-present
  • Overall Program Chair, INFORMS Annual Fall Conference, Philadelphia, Nov'99
  • Outstanding Paper Award, 10th Conf. On Computer Generated Forces & Behavior Representation, SISO, May'01
  • Outstanding Paper Award, 11th Conf. On Computer Generated Forces & Behavior Representation, SISO, May'02
  • Elected to Numerous Honarary Societies (Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, Omega Rho, etc.)
  • Listed in Who's Who in the World, 2000 Notable American Men, and lesser sources


1. B.G. Silverman (ed.), Expert Systems for Business, Reading: Addison Wesley, 1987
2. B.G. Silverman, Critiquing Human Error: A Knowledge Based Human-Computer Collaborative Approach, London: Academic Press, 1992.
B.G. Silverman, A. Jain, N. Ichalkaranje, and L.C. Jain (eds.), Intelligent Paradigms for Healthcare Enterprises, Part 1: Systems Thinking, New York: Springer (2005)


        Silverman, B. G., Bharathy, G., & Weyer, N., “What is a good pattern of life (PoL): Guidance for simulations,” Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, SMSI, (published online at , August 31, 2018, print version accepted but pending).

        Silverman, B. G., Sun, D., Bharathy, G., & Weyer, N., “Speeding Model Creation Through Reuse: Case of the StateSim Generator,” J. Cohn, S. Schatz (eds), Modeling Socio-Cultural Influences on Decision Making, Boca Raton: CRC Press, October 2016.

        Silverman, BG, Hanarahan, N, Bharathy G, “Systems Approach to Healthcare: Agent Based Modeling, Community Mental Health, and Population Well-Being,” AI in Medicine Journal (AIIM), June 2015, v63, pp. 61-71 ( at

        Silverman, BG, Hanrahan, N, Huang, L., Flores, E, Lim, S, “Artificial Intelligence and Human Behavior Modeling and Simulation for Mental Health Conditions” in D.D. Luxton, Artificial Intelligence in Mental Healthcare, New York: Elsevier,  accepted April 2015 and publ pending.

        Nye, B, Silverman, BG, Social Learning and Meme Adoption in a Virtual Agent Society, Presence, Spring 2013, V. 22, N. 2, pp 110-140.

        Nye, B, Bharathy, G, Silverman, BG, “Complex Environment Assessment and Tutoring System: Case Study for Counter-Insurgency”, Intelligent Tutoring Systems Conference Proc, Crete: ITS Society, Presented at the Conf. (also, Accepted to appear in Springer LNCS series), 2012.

        Bharathy, G.K. and B.G. Silverman, 2012, “Applications of Social Systems Modeling to Political and Business Risk Management” Ch. 17 in Jie Lu, L. Jain and G. Zhang (eds.), Handbook on Decision Making: Intelligence Methodologies and Applications, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, pp. 331-371.

        Bharathy, G, Silverman, BG, “Holistically Evaluating Agent Based Social System Models”, Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, SMSI, v.98, n.1, 2012, pp. 102-135.

        Silverman, BG, Pietrocola, D, Nye, B, Weyer, N,  Osin, O, Johnson, D, Rich Socio-Cognitive Agents for Immersive Training Environments: Case of NonKin Village, JAAMAS , V 24, N. 2, 2012, pp 312-343.

        Nye, B. D., & Silverman, B. G., Dec. 2012. “Survey of Affordance Theory” In Norman M. Seel (Ed.) Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. New York, NY: Springer.

        Nye, B. D., & Silverman, B. G., Dec. 2012. “Affordances in Artificial Intelligence” In Norman M. Seel (Ed.) Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. New York, NY: Springer.



1.      J. Fitzgerald, Adaptive Optimization In Econometric Projection, 1981

2.      A.J. Murray, Analogical Reasoning Approaches to Automated Knowledge Acquistion and Reuse, 1986 (Dr. Murray is currently Assoc. Prof of Systems Engineering at George Washington University)

3.      J. Leibowitz, Requirements Elicitation Systems and Automatic Programming: Experiments at NASA, 1987 (Dr. Leibowitz holds an endowed chair in Information Systems, Univ. of MD in Baltimore County and is Founder and Chair of the Annual World Congress on Expert Systems)

4.      V. Moustakis, Distributed Expert Systems for Supporting Spacecraft Ground Control Personnel: Facility Advisor, 1988 (Dr. Moustakis is currently Assoc. Prof. Of Engg Management, U. of Crete and a senior research scientist at FORTH Institute in Crete)

5.      K. Feggos, Blackboard Architectures and Distributed AI in Decision Support, 1989 (Dr. Feggos currently has a firm in Athens providing software services to the Greek stock market)

6.      K. Nidiffer, Assessing The Performance and Economic Impacts of Computer Aided Software Engineering & Maintenance Environments for Programming-in-the-Large, 1989

7.      T. Mehzer, The COPE Expert Critiquing System: Empirical Assessment of Programmer Judgment and Debugging Aids, 1992 (Dr. Mehzer is currently Assoc. Prof. Of Engg Management at American University of Beirut, Lebanon)

8.      Q. Durrani, Toward Improved Human Judgment and Error Prevention Through Adaptive Critiquing Systems, 1992 (Dr. Durrani is currently Assoc. Prof. At King Faisal Univerrsity, Saudi Arabia)

9.      N.Bedewi, Reducing Software Project Managers’ Forecasting Errors With Intelligent Multimedia Repositories of Reusable Artifacts, 1995 (Dr. Bedewi is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management Science at George Mason University)

10.  M. Bachaan, On the Unification of Expert Critiquing and Situated Tutoring for Performance Support, 1996. (Dr. Bachaan was a Vice President of Nation’s Bank and is now CEO of

11.  A. Morales, Toward a Web-Based Knowledge Acquistion Toolkit for Representation and Automation of Clinical Practice Guidelines, 1997 (Prof. Degree Diss.) – Mr. Morales currently works at Harvard Medical School as a researcher.

12.  C. Andonyadis, R2Do2: A Web-Based Architecture for Personal Health Assistant Agents, Fall 1999. (as of 2013 Dr. Andonyadis works as Senior Scientific Officer, National Cancer Institute)

13.  M.Johns, Design Generator for Systems Thinking and Interactive Drama VideoGames, 5/07.

14.  G.Bharathy, Physiologic and PsychoSocial Modeling of Synthetic Agents, 12/06. (Dr. Bharathy has held many scientific positions in US industry and universities and is currently at Sydney Tech Uni, AUS)

15.  B.Nye, Modeling Memes: A Memetic View of Affordance Learning. (defended, Winter  2011, as of 2013 Ben is Asst Research Prof, Memphis State Univ.).

16.  Qiwei (David) Sun (pending)