Edwin Addison

Adjunct professor

Edwin Addison joined NC State in 2011 as an Adjunct Professor. He has taught courses in Entrepreneurship, Product Management, Managerial Finance, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science.


Edwin Addison’s interests are in AI and bioinformatics. His business strength is in biotech, healthcare and IT. Edwin Addison has started 5 companies, funded 4 and exited 3. Was twice named “Entrepreneur of the Year” and made a Fast-500 list. Advised 7 venture capital funds, 20+ ventures and several large companies. Is a frequent public speaker on AI in healthcare, and on entrepreneurship.


MBAGlobal Executive MBADuke University2009
MSEEMaster of Science in Electrical and Biomedical EngineeringThe John Hopkins University1980
BSEEBachelor of Science in Electrical EngineeringVirginia Tech1978

Awards and Honors

  • Certificate of Advanced Engineering Studies, Artificial Intelligence, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics, University of Manchester
  • Coastal Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009, Cloud Pharmaceuticals
Edwin Addison