Harold A. Linstone, German-born American mathematician and futurist, Died at 92

Harold Adrian Linstone was born on June 15, 1924, and died on July 8, 2016.

He was a German-American mathematician, consultant, futurist and University Professor Emeritus of Systems Science at Portland State University and a specialist in applied mathematics.

He has given twenty-two years to the industry, that also includes positions at Hughes Aircraft and Lockheed Corporation since 1963, where he was Associate Director of Corporate Planning – Systems Analysis since 1968.

He has been a consultant to many organizations, including the US House of Representatives, State of Alaska oil Spill Commission, Alberta Economic Development Commission, and UN Asian-Pacific center for Technology Transfer, as well as corporations such as IBM and United Airlines.

Harold A. Linstone later worked as University Professor of Systems Science at Portland State University, where from 1970 to 1977 he served as director of its Systems Science Ph.D. Program and Futures Research Institute.

Linstone has served as visiting Professor at the University of Rome, the University of Washington, and Kiel University in West Germany.

He was editor-in-chief of the professional journal “Technological Forecasting and Social Change”, which he founded in 1969, and which is now in its 56th volume.

From 1993-94, he served as president of the International Society for the Systems Sciences.

During 2003 he won the World Future Society’s Distinguished Service Award.

Harold A. Linstone passed away at 92 years old.