CV & bio

Mindell CV (pdf)

David A. Mindell, David A. Mindell, PhD—Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology—has spent twenty-five years researching the myriad relationships between people and machines. He has led or contributed to more than 25 oceanographic expeditions and developed and commercially licensed spread-spectrum sonar technologies for undersea navigation. He is the author of five books, including Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy (2015), Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in the First Six Lunar Landings (2008), and Between Human and Machine: Feedback, Control, and Computing Before Cybernetics (2000). He is Founder and CEO of Humatics Corporation, which is building microlocation systems to transform the relationships between people, places, and things in our increasingly-connected world.