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Brian D. Davison, Ph.D.

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Lehigh University

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Our department has multiple tenure-track faculty openings for Fall 2016 as part of the university's new Data X initiative. They include Data-rich Marketing Analytics and Large-Scale Digital Media Production, Distribution and Analysis. A core position in any area of computer science is also available. There are tenure-track openings in Marketing Analytics and Data Journalism for Fall 2016 as part of the university's new Data X initiative. Contact me for details.

Postdoc opening: We are looking for a post-doc research associate for a new NSF-funded project on Probabilistic Resilience Assessment of Interdependent Systems. See the job listing for details or contact me with questions.

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 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.
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Office Hours (Packard Lab 514C) for Fall 2015

    Tuesdays 11:10-noon, Wednesdays 11:10-noon, and by appointment.


Recent and Upcoming Travel Plans

Schedule + Calendar, Fall 2015

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To Reach Me

  • Email: davison(at)cse.lehigh.edu
  • Phone: +1-610-758-3453 (but please use email whenever possible)
  • Fax: +1-610-758-4096
  • Office: Packard Lab 514C
  • Mailing Address:
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    Lehigh University
    19 Memorial Drive West
    Bethlehem, PA 18015

A few sayings that I like (the wording is mine, but I've probably picked up the content elsewhere)
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.

Last modified: 24 November 2015