Brian D. Davison

Room 233, Building C
113 Research Drive
Mountaintop Campus
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone Number: 
(610) 758-3453

Areas of Research

Information Retrieval
Data Mining
Social Networks
Data Science
Natural Language Processing
Machine Learning
Web Search


Brian D. Davison is associate director of the Institute for Data, Intelligent Systems and Computation (I-DISC), co-director of the interdisciplinary Master's Program in Data Science, and director of Lehigh's undergraduate minor in data science and teaches courses on data science, web search engines, and data mining, among others. He serves as senior associate editor of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) journal Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology and associate editor for Frontiers in Big Data, Data Mining and Management Section. He spent his most recent sabbatical with the Core Data Science group at Facebook.  His research includes search, mining, recommendation and classification problems in text, on datasets, on the Web and in social networks. Davison is an NSF Faculty Early CAREER award winner and his research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Microsoft, Amazon, and Sun Microsystems. 


Ph.D., Computer Science
M.S., Computer Science,
B.S., Engineering,