|Mr. Chodos received his B.A. in Philosophy in 1964 from the University of California at Berkeley, and his J.D. from Boston University in 1977. Intending, while he was an undergraduate, to pursue an academic career, he earned his way through college teaching classical Hebrew, Latin and Greek. |
After graduating college, he changed directions and became active in the computer industry. He worked for IBM in 1964, and afterwards worked for several years as a consultant in the then-fledgling computer software field. One of his early interests was the field of artificial intelligence, in which one of his monographs anticipated the later-developed field of cellular automata.
In 1971, he founded a software firm in Boston where he developed and marketed one of the world's first commercial "expert systems": a computer system to design and manage very large-scale communications networks. Mr. Chodos sold this system to most of the Fortune 50 companies, and then, while managing the business full time, completed his law school training and began to pursue a career in law.
Even after he became a lawyer, Mr. Chodos remained active in the computer field. His major book on the law of fiduciary duties [Blackthorne Legal Press, 2001] was published simultaneously in hardcover and CD-ROM editions.