Brian D. Davison, Ph.D.Department of Computer Science and Engineering
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Brian D. Davison is an associate professor of computer science and engineering and teaches courses on web search engines, networking, system administration, C and UNIX programming. He heads the Web Understanding, Modeling, and Evaluation (WUME) laboratory. Dr. Davison earned his B.S. from Bucknell University and has an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University. His research is in web search and mining, focusing on the integration of text and link analysis applied to search and classification problems on the Web. Dr. Davison's interests additionally include information retrieval, social networking, data mining, network infrastructure for the WWW, and the analysis of trust and authority in information networks. Dr. Davison's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (including an NSF Faculty Early CAREER award), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems.Dr. Davison's CV is also available.
|Aug 25-26 2014||NYC||KDD 2014 Conference|
|Sep 24-28 2014||Silicon Valley||Meet with Alums|
|Jan 9-12 2015||Frankfurt, Germany||WWW 2015 PC Meeting|
|Feb 1-6 2015||Shanghai, China||WSDM 2015 Conference|
Dr. Davison in the news
My advice to Lehigh students. Updated Aug 2014
Current graduate students:
Dr. Xiannong Meng (Bucknell Univ.)
Former graduate students:
Dawei Yin (PhD '13)
Liangjie Hong (PhD '13)
Na Dai (PhD '13)
Yufei Xia (MS '13)
Jennifer Bayzick (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.