David L. desJardins, Ph.D. ’02 Mathematics

Job title: 
Former Software Engineer, Google

David desJardins has a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in the field of information theory. Dr. des Jardins has worked as a research staff member at the Center for Communications Research in Princeton, N.J., a think tank for the U.S. government, then as a software engineer at Google, where he was among the first 20 employees. Since leaving Google, he has been engaged in angel investing, consulting, research, and philanthropy. He is a member of the Democracy Alliance, a progressive political group, and has supported research at MIT and UC Berkeley. He is a top-ranking player of the fantasy board game “Titan.” He is currently a trustee of the UC Berkeley Foundation.