Barry G. Silverman, Ph.D.

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

1998-           Professor, Systems Engineering Department
                    Professor, Computer and Information Science Dept.
                    Professor, Wharton/Operations and Information Management
                    Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
                    Director, Ackoff Center for Advancement of Systems Approaches (ACASA)
                    Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics
                    Co-Director, Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Medical Informatics,
                             University of Pennsylvania VA Medical Center
                    Core Faculty Member, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science
                    Core Faculty Member, Center for Human Modeling and Simulation

 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



Associate Editor, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (1992-2006)
Program Committee Member, Conf on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRIMS, formerly CGF)
Board Member, International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems (2003 – present)
Associate Editor, Intelligent Decision Systems (2006-present)


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.
3. 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, BG, Holmes, J, Kimmel, S., et al., “Modeling Emotion and Behavior in Animated Personas to Facilitate Human Behavior Change,” INFORMS  J. of HealthCare Management Science , Sept. 2001, 4/3, 213-228.
                Weaver, R., Silverman,  BG,  Shin, H, Dubois, R., “Performance Moderator Functions for Modeling Adversary Organizations in Asymmetric Conflicts,” 10th Conf. On CGF – renamed Behavioral Representation in Modeling & Simulation (BRIMS), SISO, May. 2001. (Winner Outstanding Paper Award)
                Johns, M, Silverman,  BG,, “How Emotion and Personality Effect the Utility of Alternative Decisions: A Terrorist Target Selection Case Study,” 10th Conf. On CGFs and Behavioral Representation, SISO, May. 2001.
                Silverman, BG, “Crowd Tipping, Provocateurs, and the Emergence of Violence in Artificial Societies,” Proc.  Adaptive Agents, Intelligence and Emergent Human Organization:Wash DC: Natl Acad of Science, 9/01.
                Silverman, BG, Johns, M., et al., “Constructing Virtual Asymmetric Opponents from Data and Models in the Literature: Case of Crowd Rioting “,11th  BRIMS, SISO, May. 2002. (Winner Outstanding Paper Award)
                Cornwell, J., Silverman, BG, et al., “A Demonstration of the PMF-Extraction Approach: Modeling The Effects of Sound on Crowd Behavior” 11th BRIMS, SISO, May. 2002. (Winner Outstanding Paper Award)
                Silverman,  BG, Johns, M, Weaver, R, O’Brien, K, Silverman, R,  “Human Behavior Models for Game-Theoretic Agents,” Cognitive Science Quarterly, v.2, n.3-4, Fall’02, pp. 273-301.
                Silverman,  BG, Johns, M, Weaver, “Satisfying the Perceived Need for Free-Play in Pedagogically Oriented Interactive Dramas”, Conf. On Animated and Social Agents, IEEE Press, 12/02.
                Silverman, BG, Johns, M, Weaver, R., et al. " Authoring Edutainment Stories for Online Players (AESOP): Introducing Gameplay into Interactive Dramas," Internat’l Conf.Virtual Storytelling, Toulouse: Springer, Nov 2003.
                Silverman, BG, “Human Performance Simulation”, Ch.9 in J.Ness, D.Ritzer, V.Tepe (eds.), The Science and Simulation of Human Performance, NY: Elsevier, Jan.2005. 
                Silverman, BG, Bharathy, G. (May 2005),Modeling the Personality & Cognition of Leaders,” in 14th Conf on Behavioral Representations In Modeling and Simulation, SISO (, May’05.
                Silverman, BG, Rees, R., Toth, J, et al. (2005, May), “Athena’s Prism—A Diplomatic Strategy Role Playing Simulation for Generating Ideas and Exploring Alternatives,” in Proc. of First Internat’l Conf on Intelligence Analysis, MacLean, VA: Mitre.
                Silverman, BG, Johns, M, Cornwell, J, O’Brien, K, “Human Behavior Models for Agents in Simulators and Games: Part I – Enabling Science with PMFserv,” PRESENCE, April 2006, 15:2, 139-162.
                Silverman, BG, Bharathy, G, Cornwell, J, O’Brien, K, “Human Behavior Models for Agents in Simulators and Games: Part II – Gamebots for a Foreign Culture,” PRESENCE, April, 2006, 15:2,163-185.
                Silverman, BG, Johns, M, Weaver, R., et al., “Gameplay, Interactive Drama, and Training: case of the Heart Sense Game”, PRESENCE, Feb 2007, 16:1.
Silverman, BG, Bharathy, GK, Johns, M, Nye, B, Eidelson, R., Smith, T, “Socio-Cultural Games for Training and Analysis”, Tech Report avail from the authors (submitted for journal publication 2006).
                Silverman, BG, Bharathy, G., Nye, B, “Gaming and Simulating EthnoPolitical Conflicts” in Proc. Descartes Conf on Mathematical Modeling for Counter-Terrorism (DCMMC), NYC: Springer, 2007