David Hillel Gelernter is an artist, writer, and professor of computer science at Yale University. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in classical Hebrew literature from Yale University in 1976 and his Ph.D. from S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook in 1982. Gelernter is a former national fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and senior fellow in Jewish thought at the Shalem Center. He publishes widely; his work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, LA Times, Weekly Standard, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and he contributes to magazines such as City Journal, The Weekly Standard, and Commentary. and elsewhere. His paintings have been exhibited in New Haven and Manhattan, and he is known for contributions to parallel computation and for books on topics including computed worlds ("Mirror Worlds"). He also helped found the company Mirror Worlds Technologies, which in 2001 released Scopeware software using ideas from his 1992 book Mirror Worlds. In 2003, he was nominated to and became a member of the National Council on the Arts, and in 2006, Gelernter joined the scientific advisory board of the Lifeboat Foundation.