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Engineering educator

Erik David Goodman, American engineering educator. Named Michigan Distinguished Professor of Year, President's Council, State University Michigan, 2009; recipient Undergrad Teaching award, Moscow State University Alumni Club Mid-Michigan, 2007; Academician, International Informatization Academy (Russia), since 1993.


Goodman, Erik David was born on February 14, 1944 in Palo Alto, California, United States. Son of Harold Orbeck and Shirley Mae (Lillie) Goodman.


Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1966. Master of Science in Systems Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Communication Science, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1972.

Doctorate (honorary), Dneprodzerzhinsk State Tech University, Ukraine, 1996.


Assistant professor electrical engineering Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1972-1977, associate professor electrical engineering, 1977-1984, director case center for computer aided engineering and manufacturing, 1983—2002, professor electrical engineering, director, since 1984, professor mechanical engineering, since 1992, professor computer science & engineering, since 2010. Director Beacon Center, since 2010. Director Michigan State University Manufacturing Research Consortium, 1993—2003.

Vice president Red Cedar Technology, Inc., East Lansing, Michigan, since 1999. President Technology Gateway, Inc., East Lansing, 1993-2002. Consultant Chinese Computer Communications, Inc., Lansing, 1988—2005.

General chair First International Conference on Evolutionary Computation and its Applications, Moscow, 1996, Seventh Internat Conference on Genetic Algorithms, 1997, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 2001. General co-chairman International Computer Graphics Conference, Detroit, 1986. Advisory professor Tongji University, Shanghai, China, since 2002, East China Normal University, since 2002, Shanghai Business School, Shanghai Maritime University, since 2007.

Council academy critical incident analysis, John Jay College, City University of New York, since 2008.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with others) SYSKIT: Linear Systems Toolkit, 1986. Patentee in field.


Fellow International Society Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (senior, executive committee 2001-2004, chair 2001-2004). Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (chair research and future directors, subcommittee Computer-aided Design/The Communications Advertising and Marketing technical committee 1987-1989, Outstanding Service 1990), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society, Association Computing Machinery (chair SIGEVO, special interest group genetic and evolutionary computation 2005-2007), Society Manufacturing Engineers, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Academy Engineering Sciences Ukraine.


  • Other Interests

    Musician, tennis, studying Chinese, scuba diving.


Married Denise Rowand Dyktor, August 10, 1968 (divorced 1976). Married Cheryl Diane Barris, August 27, 1978. 1 child, David Richard.

Harold Orbeck Goodman

Shirley Mae (Lillie) Goodman

Denise Rowand Dyktor

Cheryl Diane Barris

David Richard Goodman