Brian D. Davison, Ph.D.|
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, Amazon, and Sun Microsystems.Dr. Davison's CV is also available.
Office Hours for Summer 2019
|Sep 26-28 2018||Barcelona, Spain||OSIsoft PI World EMEA|
|Jan 13-16 2019||San Francisco Bay Area, CA||Lehigh Silicon Valley|
|Feb 11-15 2019||Melbourne, Australia||WSDM 2019 Conference|
|Mar 10-13 2019||San Francisco Bay Area, CA||Teaching an Intro to Data Science short course|
|Sep/Oct 2019||University of Stavanger, Norway||Examiner for a doctoral dissertation|
|January 2020||San Francisco Bay Area, CA||Lehigh Silicon Valley|
|February 2020||Houston, TX||WSDM 2020 Conference|
Dr. Davison in the news
My advice to Lehigh students. Updated January 2018
Dr. Xiannong Meng (Bucknell Univ., Spring 2012)
Former undergraduate students:
Baiyu Xiang (2017-2018)
Faith Komlo (2016-2017)
Elizabeth Koshelev (Brandeis University, summer of 2017)
Marissa Como (Providence College, summer of 2015)
Former graduate students:
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.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.
-- Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut (attributed)