Melba Kurman is an author and technology analyst. Her books explore the impact of emerging technologies on everyday life. Melba's most recent book, Driverless, gives readers an engaging and comprehensive introduction to self-driving cars, from their impact on established industries to how they work.
Her other books are about 3D printing and commercializing university research. Melba's first book, "Tech Transfer 2.0" is about how universities manage their patent portfolios and spin off new technology startups. Her second book, "Fabricated: the new world of 3D printing" sold more than 250,000 copies worldwide and was translated into eight languages.
She is a graduate of Cornell University, the University of Illinois and the U.S. Peace Corps.