Association of Professional Futurists

Daniel Berleant

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock / AR / United States / North America


Professional Background
Trained in computer science; have taught in CSE, ECE, and Inf. Sci. departments
Areas of Expertise
Computing, bioinformatics, text mining, with recent increased focus on futurism
Other organisation memberships
Current: Washington Academy of Sciences. Past: includes MidSouth Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society, Association for Computing Machinery, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Association for Information Science and Technology.
Short Biography
Daniel Berleant is the author of the book The Human Race to the Future: What Could Happen - and What to Do, in its 2nd edition. A Professor in the Department of Information Science, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and former Interim Department Chair, he has previously served on the faculties of Iowa State University (Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with ancillary appointments in the Lawrence Baker Center for Bioinformatics and Biological Statistics, the Human-Computer Interaction Program, and the Information Infrastructure Institute) and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (Dept. of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, and adjunct in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering). Dr. Berleant holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. from MIT. His most active current interests are technology foresight as well as innovation and entrepreneurship.

Daniel Berleant is the author or co-author of over 100 academic papers and book chapters. He has (co-)advised nine Ph.D. students and 39 Master’s degree students and taught a wide variety of courses from the freshman to advanced graduate levels. He has been Principle Investigator on projects funded by NSF, Invitrogen Corp., The Procter and Gamble Co., Electricité de France, the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Food and Drug Administration, and others, and has consulted for Beta-Rubicon LLC, ABC Virtual Communications, and Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc.