David Goldberg

ThreeJoy Associates, Inc
United States

Based in Champaign, Illinois, Dave is a trainer, consultant, and leadership coach to students, faculty, and administrators in higher education as well as technology execuitves and professionals around the world. Prior to founding ThreeJoy Associates, Dave was the Jerry S. Dobrovolny Distinguished Professor in Entrepreneurial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was known for his pathbreaking research in genetic algorithms and evolutionary computation, for his role in co-founding ShareThis, Inc (www.sharethis.com), as well as his work as co-founder and co-director of the Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education (iFoundry). Dave holds BSE, MSE, and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. His first book, Genetic Algorithms in Search, Optimization & Machine Learning is among the most cited computer science references on Google Scholar. His 2002 text The Design of Innovation explores the connection between evolutionary computation and genetic algorithms and processes of human creativity and innovation. His two most recent books are The Entrepreneurial Engineer and Philosophy and Engineering: An Emerging Agenda (edited with Ibo van de Poel). Dave continues hands-on educational transformation through regular assignments as a visiting professor and advisor to senior leadership, most recently at Illinois, TUDelft, and the National University of Singapore.