David Mongeau is the Executive Director of BIDS. With the Director and Faculty Council, he sets strategic direction and oversees the institute’s research, training, and outreach. David also leads the institute’s industry and foundation relations and its engagement with other UC and global research institutes – all toward the overarching mission at BIDS to create and deploy data science methods, practices, and technologies to enable discovery.
Previously, David co-led the data analytics institute at Ohio State; worked at Battelle, where he championed its proposal for an AI and cybersecurity company, now Covail; and worked for many years at Bell Labs – starting on the team that introduced the first C++ compiler and UNIX System V and leaving after building a global business and technology consulting practice, now part of Nokia Bell Labs Consulting.
David earned his undergraduate degree at Carnegie Mellon University, and later earned a graduate degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Purdue University. Many of his interests lie beyond data science, embracing the humanities and arts.