David Gelernter is a professor of computer science at Yale University.
His research interests include information management, parallel programming,
software ensembles and artificial intelligence. The coordination language
called "Linda" that he developed with Nicholas Carriero sees fairly
widespread use world-wide for parallel programming.
Gelernter's current interests include adaptive parallelism, programming environments for
parallelism, realtime data fusion, expert databases and information-management systems
(the Lifestreams system in particular). He is co-author of two textbooks (on programming
languages and on parallel programming methods), author of Mirror Worlds (Oxford: 1991),
the Muse in the Machine (Free Press: 1994), and a forthcoming book in the "Masterclasses"
series about aesthetics and computing. He has published pieces on cultural implications
of computer in many newspapers and magazines, is contributing editor at the Manhattan
Institute's City Journal, the National Review and is art critic at the Weekly Standard.