Brian D. Davison, Ph.D.Department of Computer Science and Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
Faculty positions in data science and analytics: Lehigh's Rossin College of Engineering has multiple tenure-track faculty openings for Fall 2018.
We are happy to announce the opening of our Intelligent and Scalable Systems REU Site starting summer 2018. Applications are being accepted now!
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 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 search, mining, recommendation and classification problems in text, 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, and Sun Microsystems.Dr. Davison's CV is also available.
Office Hours (233 Building C) for Spring 2018
|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|
|Apr 5-8 2018||Ann Arbor, MI||SIGIR 2018 PC Meeting|
|Apr 23-27 2018||San Francisco, CA||OSIsoft PI World Conference|
|May 16-20 2018||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||PRAISys Annual Meeting|
Dr. Davison in the news
My advice to Lehigh students. Updated January 2018
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.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.
-- Jan L. A. van de Sepscheut (attributed)