David M. Goldberg

David Goldberg
SSE 3112
5500 Campanile Drive
Mail Code: 8234
San Diego, CA 92182

I'm an associate professor (tenured) at San Diego State University (SDSU). I study text mining, machine learning, decision support systems, and expert systems. My primary research focus is in constructing machine-learned models that emulate or improve upon human interpretations of text. Much of my past work has been applied to product safety, using text mining to analyze online reviews and identify hazardous products.

I teach Python-based courses in both applications programming (300-level) and object-oriented programming for applications (500-level). I also teach a MySQL- and PHP-based course in enterprise data management (600-level).

I earned both my bachelor's and doctoral degrees at Virginia Tech, where I was supported by the Richard E. and Carol A. Sorensen Fellowship.

I've previously worked as an independent contractor for Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) developing and curating 3-dimensional datasets for proprietary site selection software.

In my spare time, I'm an avid soccer and baseball fan with a passion for sports analytics. I enjoy Rubik's cube "speedcubing" and am aiming to break my competitive record of 13.71 seconds. Finally, I also love spending time with my cats, Duck and Goose.