David E. Goldberg
David E. Goldberg
|Born||September 26, 1953|
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
|Known for||Work in the field of genetic algorithms|
|Institutions||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Doctoral advisor||E. Benjamin Wylie, John Henry Holland|
David Edward Goldberg (born September 26, 1953) is an American computer scientist, civil engineer, and former professor. Until 2010, he was a professor in the department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering (IESE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was noted for his work in the field of genetic algorithms. He was the director of the Illinois Genetic Algorithms Laboratory (IlliGAL) and the co-founder & chief scientist of Nextumi, which later changed its name to ShareThis. He is the author of Genetic Algorithms in Search, Optimization and Machine Learning, one of the most cited books in computer science.
Early life and education
David E. Goldberg received a PhD in civil engineering in 1983 from the University of Michigan. His advisors were E. Benjamin Wylie and John Henry Holland. He has collaborated with several evolutionary computation scientists including Kalyanmoy Deb, Jeff Horn, and Hillol Kargupta.
- 1983. Computer-aided gas pipeline operation using genetic algorithms and rule learning, PhD thesis. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI.
- 1989. Genetic algorithms in search, optimization and machine learning. Addison-Wesley.
- 1991. Real-coded genetic algorithms. Virtual alphabets, and blocking. Complex Systems 5, pp. 139–167.
- 1995. Life Skills and Leadership for Engineers. McGraw Hill
- 2002. The design of innovation: Lessons from and for competent genetic algorithms. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
- 2006. The entrepreneurial engineer. Wiley.
- 2014. A Whole New Engineer. co-author Mark Somerville. ThreeJoy.