David Edward Goldberg 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. Here is a listing to his publications: • 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.