About Bert Raphael


Dr. Bertram Raphael was born in New York City. He studied at RPI, Brown University, and MIT, which awarded him a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics in 1964. Since then he has resided in California. He is author of The Thinking Computer (W.H.Freeman & Co., 1974) and numerous technical articles, and has lectured throughout the world on artificial intelligence and other topics in computer science. After a 25-year career as a computer scientist and manager at SRI International and Hewlett Packard, Dr. Raphael joined his wife in 1990 to help operate a family travel agency business. Since selling the agency in 1997, Dr. Raphael consults for travel agencies and other small businesses on their office automation and management systems.


Bert spent 25 years volunteering with the National Ski Patrol, and teaches CPR for the Palo Alto Chapter of the Red Cross. He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Mountain View since 1990, serving as its president for the 1998-1999 Rotary year and as an Assistant District Governor this past year. Currently he is Technology Chair for District 5170.

Memberships:  Certified Travel Counselor with ICTA (Institute for Certified Travel Agents); Association for Computing Machinery; Sigma Xi; Rotary.