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 teaches courses on data science, data mining, web search engines, web mining, 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 has an 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 Spring 2016
|Jan 9-12 2015||Frankfurt, Germany||WWW 2015 PC Meeting|
|Aug 9-13 2015||Santiago, Chile||SIGIR 2015 Conference|
|Jan 13-14 2016||New York City||ACM Editors-in-Chief Meeting with ACM Pubs Board|
|Feb 22-25 2016||San Francisco, CA||WSDM 2016 Conference|
|Jul 17-20 2016||Pisa, Italy||SIGIR 2016 Conference and Doctoral Consortium|
|Jul 21-22 2016||Bilbao, Spain||WebST 2016 Summer School|
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.