Dr. Brian D. Davison is Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and a co-founder of Lehigh's Center for Catastrophe Modeling.  He was a founding co-director of the interdisciplinary Master's Program in Data Science and the founding director of Lehigh's undergraduate minor in data science, and was recently an associate director of the Institute for Data, Intelligent Systems and Computation (I-DISC).  He 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, and on the Web. Davison is an NSF Faculty Early CAREER award winner and his research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Microsoft, Amazon, and Sun Microsystems.

Brian D. Davison
Professor and Department Chair
(610) 758-3453
Room 215, Building C
113 Research Drive
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Bethlehem, PA 18015


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

Areas of Research

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