David Orrell was born in Edmonton, Canada. He studied mathematics at the University of Alberta, and obtained his doctorate in the prediction of nonlinear systems from the University of Oxford. His work in applied mathematics has taken him to diverse areas including particle accelerator design, weather forecasting, economics, and cancer biology.
His books have been translated into over ten languages, and have appeared on local and national bestseller lists. He also writes research papers on topics ranging from systems biology to systems economics, and articles for publications including World Finance, Adbusters, and Literary Review of Canada. He lives in Toronto with his wife and children.
Finalist: Canadian Science Writers' Association award, for Apollo's Arrow (2007)
Finalist: National Business Book Award, for Economyths (2011)
Finalist: Canadian Science Writers' Association award, for Truth or Beauty (2012)
Systems Forecasting, Principal
Physiomics, Scientific Advisory Board
Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, Editorial Board
Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Honorary Visiting Research Fellow (Feb 2011 to Feb 2012)
Robert Lecker Agency
The Sweeney Agency