Brian D. Davison, Ph.D.|
Dr. Brian D. Davison is professor of computer science and engineering, associate director of the Institute for Data, Intelligent Systems and Computation (I-DISC), and director of the undergraduate minor in data science. He regularly teaches data science and previously has taught courses on 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 just completed his term as editor-in-chief of the ACM journal, Transactions on the Web. During his most recent sabbatical, he worked in the Core Data Science group at Facebook (now called Meta). 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 search, mining, recommendation and classification problems in text, on datasets, on the Web and in 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, Amazon, and Sun Microsystems.
Dr. Davison's CV is also available.
Office Hours for Fall 2021
|Mar 8-12 2021||Online||WSDM 2021 Conference|
|Mar 2020-May 2021||Bethlehem, PA||Online with Zoom for the pandemic|
|Jul 11-15 2021||Online||SIGIR 2021 Conference|
|Aug 9-14 2021||Indianapolis, IN||Drum Core International 2021 Celebration|
Dr. Davison in the news
My advice to Lehigh students. Updated February 2021
Former undergraduate students:
Former graduate students:
Sicong Kuang (PhD '20)
Ovidiu Dan (PhD '19)
Zaihan Yang (PhD '14)
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.
-- Me (AFAIK)
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.
-- Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut (attributed)