Susan B. Davidson


Weiss Professor, CIS
Pamela M. Ludford

Office Address: 566 Levine Hall
Department of Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania
3330 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6389
Tel: (215) 898-3490
FAX: (215) 898-0587

CIS545 Office Hours: M 2-3 (except 2/25, 3/4), drop-ins welcome
DATS Program Office Hours: Th 4-5 (except 1/31, 3/7) Appointments or drop-ins welcome.

Recent Professional Activities: Chair, Board of Directors, CRA; Chair, CIS; Member, CCC; Member, VLDB Endowment Board; Deputy Dean, SEAS; co-Founder, Greater Philadelphia Bioinformatics Alliance (GPBA); Founding co-Director, Center for Bioinformatics; Fulbright Scholar and Hitachi Chair, INRIA-GEMO

Recent Courses Taught:
CIS550: Introduction to Database Management Systems (Fall 2018)
CIS700: Big Data Analytics (Spring 2019)
CIS700: Advanced Topics in Databases: Data Provenance and Data Citation (Spring 2016)
CIS800: Crowd Data Sourcing: a Database Perspective (Spring 2015)

Research interests in databases  and  bioinformatics.

Current Research Projects:
Data Citation
Approximating and Reasoning about Data Provenance
Provenance-Based Trust Management for Collaborative Data Curation

Current Postdocs: Abdussalam Alawini

Current PhD Students: Leshang Chen, Yinjun Wu

Past Postdocs: Sarah Cohen-Boulakia,   Anat Eyal,   Julia Stoyanovich

Past PhD Students: Sudeepa Roy (Assistant Professor, Duke University),   Zhuowei Bao (Facebook),   Yifeng Zheng (Google NY),   Yi Chen (Associate Professor, NJIT),   Vanessa Braganhola (Associate Professor, Universidade Federal Fluminense),   Carmem Hara (Professor, Universidade Federal do Parana),   ...


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