Alan Porter is Professor Emeritus of Industrial & Systems Engineering, and of Public Policy, at Georgia Tech, where he is Co-director of the Program in Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (STIP). He is also Director of R&D for Search Technology, Inc., Norcross, GA (producers of VantagePoint and Thomson Data Analyzer software). He is author or co-author of some 240 articles and books, including Tech Mining (Wiley, 2005) and Forecasting and Management of Technology (Wiley, 2011). He co-founded the International Association for Impact Assessment and later served as president.
Research interests key on “forecasting innovation pathways” for newly emerging technologies. This entails text mining of science, technology & innovation information resources to generate Competitive Technical Intelligence. He currently serves as principal investigator on a U.S. National Science Foundation program to develop “Indicators of Technological Emergence.”
Publications are available at: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alan_Porter4.
He can be reached at: Alan.email@example.com.