Shimon gives captivating motivational talks about leadership and mountain biking, the future of education, and high technology entrepreneurship.
Prof. Shimon Schocken is an internationally renowned computer scientist, educator, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and mountain biker. He gives captivating motivational talks about the nexus of leadership and mountain biking, about the future of education, and about high technology entrepreneurship. He was a professor at Harvard, Stanford, NYU, and is the founding dean of the computer science school of IDC. Shimon is the creator of two courses that are listed in Coursera's top 10 most highly-ranked courses, the author of a best-selling MIT Press book, co-founder of the award-winning Matific company, and two-time TED speaker.
SIGCSE Best Doctoral Dissertation Award
Shimon's doctoral thesis (Wharton School) received the 1985 SIGCSE award for the best doctoral dissertation in information technology.
Matific, a company that Shimon co-founded in 2012, won the 2016 Codie Award for the best mathematics education solution in the USA.