David Hillel Gelernter (born March 5, 1955) is an American computer scientist, artist, and writer. He is a professor of computer science at Yale University.
Gelernter is known for contributions to parallel computation in the 1980s, and for books upon topics including computed worlds (Mirror Worlds). Gelernter is along with known for his belief, expressed in his book America-Lite: How Imperial Academia Dismantled Our Culture (and Ushered in the Obamacrats), that objector academia has a destructive influence upon American society. He is in auxiliary known for his views against women in the workforce, and his desertion of the scientific consensus in the region of anthropogenic climate regulate and evolution.
In 1993 Gelernter was sent a mail bomb by Ted Kaczynski, known as the Unabomber. He opened it and the resulting explosion almost killed him, leaving him with permanent loss of use of his right hand, and permanent broken to his right eye.