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Brian D. Davison, Ph.D.

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

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. During the 2013-2014 academic year he was on sabbatical from Lehigh, and worked in the Core Data Science group at Facebook. Dr. Davison heads Lehigh's Web Understanding, Modeling, and Evaluation (WUME) laboratory. He 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.
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Office Hours (Packard Lab 514C) for Summer 2015

Recent and Upcoming Travel Plans

Schedule + Calendar, Summer 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: 25 May 2015