Brian D. Davison, Ph.D.Department of Computer Science and Engineering
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Dr. Brian D. Davison is an associate professor of computer science and engineering and director of the undergraduate minor in data science. He teaches courses on data science, data mining, web search engines, networking, system administration, and C and UNIX programming. He heads Lehigh's Web Understanding, Modeling, and Evaluation (WUME) laboratory and serves as joint editor-in-chief of the ACM journal Transactions on the Web. While on sabbatical during the 2013-2014 academic year, he worked in the Core Data Science group at Facebook. Dr. Davison earned his B.S. from Bucknell University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University. His research includes web search and mining, focusing on the integration of text and link analysis applied to search, recommendation and classification problems on the Web and social networks. He is an NSF Faculty Early CAREER award winner. Dr. Davison's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems.Dr. Davison's CV is also available.
Office Hours (Packard Lab 514C) for Fall 2017
|Jan 11-13 2017||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||PRAISys Annual Meeting|
|Mar 12-15 2017||San Francisco, CA||Lehigh@NASDAQ Center Meeting|
|Mar 29-31 2017||Redmond, WA||SIGIR 2017 PC Meeting|
|Jun 28-29 2017||Livermore, CA||Visit Lawrence Livermore National Lab, OSIsoft|
|Sep 15 2017||Lehigh Univ.||Impact Symposium: Privacy and Security in the Era of Big Data|
Dr. Davison in the news
My advice to Lehigh students. Updated August 2017
Current lab members:
Dr. Xiannong Meng (Bucknell Univ., Spring 2012)
Former undergraduate students:
Former graduate students:
William West (MS '14)
Dawei Yin (PhD '13)
Liangjie Hong (PhD '13)
Na Dai (PhD '13)
Yufei Xia (MS '13)
Jennifer Bayzick Tannenbaum (MS '13)
Xiaoguang Qi (PhD '12)
Zhenzhen Xue (MS '10)
Jian Wang (MS '09)
Lan Nie (PhD '08)
Shruti Bhandari (MS '08)
YaoShuang Wang (MS '08)
Baoning Wu (PhD '07)
Vinay Goel (MS '06)
Wei Zhang (MS '04)
Kalyan C. Boggavarapu (MS '04)
Kiran K. Komaravolu (MS '04)
David B. Lewanda (MS '03)
David G. Deschenes (MS '03)
Everything in moderation, also known in Latin as Modus omnibus in rebus.
-- Ancient Greek Proverb (the Latin is from Plautus).
Never ascribe to malice what you can ascribe to stupidity -- especially your own.
-- See Hanlon's Razor and M.N. Plano's version
The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men; Gang aft a-gley
-- Robert Burns: To a Mouse (original Scots)
Love like there is no tomorrow.
-- Multiple popular references
The perfect is the enemy of the good.
-- Voltaire (loosely translated from the French)
A PhD doesn't mean you are an expert in any particular subject; it just means that you could become one if you wanted to.