Susan B. Davidson

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Susan B. Davidson
Nationality American
Alma mater Cornell University
Princeton University
Known for Databases, Bioinformatics
Awards ACM Fellow (2001)
CorrFRSE (2014)
Scientific career
Fields Computer Science
Institutions University of Pennsylvania
Doctoral advisor Hector Garcia-Molina
Website www.cis.upenn.edu/~susan/home.html

Susan B. Davidson CorrFRSE is an American computer scientist known for work in databases and bioinformatics. She is Weiss Professor of Computer and Information Science at University of Pennsylvania.[1] Her dissertation work on distributed databases included results on statistical and mathematical techniques for data resolution as well as mechanisms to avoid database conflicts.[2]

Davidson has also done research in bioinformatics, where her work (with collaborators) on data integration[3] was commercialized by GeneticXChange.[4] She also serves on the board of the Computing Research Association.

Biography[edit]

In 1978 Davidson graduated with a B.A. in mathematics from Cornell University. She received M.S.E. and Master of Arts degrees in computer science from Princeton University in 1980 and a Ph.D in computer science from Princeton University in 1982.

Davidson joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania as Visiting Assistant Professor (1982), then took up the role of Assistant Professor (1983-1989), Associate Professor (1989-1998), and Professor (1998–present) in the University' Department of Computer and Information Science. From 2008-2013, she was chair of the department. From 2000-2003, she also held a secondary appointment in the university's Genetics Department.

Awards[edit]

In 2001 Davidson became a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).[5] She was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2015.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UPenn Almanac | http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v51/n08/weiss.html
  2. ^ Susan B. Davidson (1982). "An Optimistic Protocol for Partitioned Distributed Database Systems". Princeton University Doctoral Dissertation.
  3. ^ Peter Buneman; Susan B. Davidson; Kyle Hart; G. Christian Overton & Limsoon Wong (1995). "A Data Transformation System for Biological Data Sources". Proceedings of the 21th [sic] International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB '95).
  4. ^ geneticXchange Press Release | http://www.evaluategroup.com/Universal/View.aspx?type=Story&id=20509
  5. ^ ACM Fellow page http://awards.acm.org/award_winners/davidson_2375392.cfm
  6. ^ "Professor Susan Bridget Davidson CorrFRSE - The Royal Society of Edinburgh". The Royal Society of Edinburgh. Retrieved 2018-01-09.

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