Daniel Araya is a researcher and policy analyst with a special interest in education, technological innovation and public policy. He is a Research Affiliate with the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto. His newest books include: Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Global Age (with Peter Marber) (2016), Smart Cities as Democratic Ecologies (2015), Rethinking U.S. Education Policy (2015), and Higher Education in the Global Age (with Peter Marber) (2013). He has a doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is an alumnus of Singularity University’s graduate program at the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley.