David Fogel earned the Ph.D in engineering from UCSD in 1992. He co-founded Natural Selection, Inc. in 1993, which applies artificial intelligence to challenging real-world problems, and serves as president currently. David has published over 200 technical publications in scientific literature, along with 7 books. He served as a hedge fund manager of approximately M institutional and family office funds from 2008-2010 and received an IEEE Technical Field Award in 2004. In 2009, David was honored as one of the top-100 most influential alumni in the then 50-year history of UCSD. He received an honorary doctorate in 2008 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and was voted an “AI Hero” by Lockheed Martin’s AI Group in 2014. David holds over 10 patents, including one for the EffectCheck:registered: sentiment analysis software system.
David’s biggest tennis wins are nowhere near as memorable as his losses. J But he was a finalist in 1988 in the University of Hawaii Open Invitational Doubles tournament and managed to get a couple of 4.5-level tournament titles in his mid-40s in 2008 and 2009. He serves currently as the 2016 president of the Pacific Beach Tennis Club.