David Gelernter

July 11, 2009

David Gelernter’s research interests include information management, parallel programming, software ensembles and artificial intelligence. The coordination language called “Linda” that he developed with Nicholas Carriero (also of Yale) 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–about how thinking works), and a forthcoming book in the “Masterclasses” series about aesthetics and computing. He has published cultural-implications-of-computing-type pieces 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.

Links:
http://www.cs.yale.edu/people/faculty/gelernter.html
See essays by this author:
Gelernter, Kurzweil debate machine consciousness
Streams
Why is religion so important to most Americans and so trivial to most intellectuals?
See selected books by this author:
America-Lite: How Imperial Academia Dismantled Our Culture (and Ushered In the Obamacrats)