Brian D. Davison

Ph.D.

Personal Homepage
http://www.cse.lehigh.edu/~brian/
Employer
Lehigh University (http://www.lehigh.edu/)
Email
davison@cse.lehigh.edu

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. He heads the Web Understanding, Modeling, and Evaluation (WUME) laboratory. Dr. Davison earned his B.S. in Computer Engineering 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. He is an NSF Faculty Early CAREER award winner and one of twelve Microsoft Live Labs "Accelerating Search" award recipients. Dr. Davison's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Microsoft, and Sun.

Publication Statistics

Publication period start
1997
Publication period end
2012
Number of co-authors
22

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Publications

Hong, Liangjie, Bekkerman, Ron, Adler, Joseph, Davison, Brian D. (2012): Learning to rank social update streams. In: Proceedings of the 35th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , 2012, . pp. 651-660. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2348283.2348371

Yang, Zaihan, Davison, Brian D. (2012): Distinguishing venues by writing styles. In: JCDL12 Proceedings of the 2012 Joint International Conference on Digital Libraries , 2012, . pp. 371-372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2232817.2232896

Dai, Na, Shokouhi, Milad, Davison, Brian D. (2011): Multi-objective optimization in learning to rank. In: Proceedings of the 34th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , 2011, . pp. 1241-1242. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2009916.2010139

Yin, Dawei, Hong, Liangjie, Xiong, Xiong, Davison, Brian D. (2011): Link formation analysis in microblogs. In: Proceedings of the 34th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , 2011, . pp. 1235-1236. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2009916.2010136

Yang, Zaihan, Yin, Dawei, Davison, Brian D. (2011): Award prediction with temporal citation network analysis. In: Proceedings of the 34th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , 2011, . pp. 1203-1204. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2009916.2010120

Dai, Na, Shokouhi, Milad, Davison, Brian D. (2011): Learning to rank for freshness and relevance. In: Proceedings of the 34th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , 2011, . pp. 95-104. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2009916.2009933

Dai, Na, Qi, Xiaoguang, Davison, Brian D. (2011): Bridging link and query intent to enhance web search. In: Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia , 2011, . pp. 17-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1995966.1995973

Yin, Dawei, Hong, Liangjie, Davison, Brian D. (2011): Exploiting session-like behaviors in tag prediction. In: Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2011, . pp. 167-168. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1963192.1963277

Hong, Liangjie, Dan, Ovidiu, Davison, Brian D. (2011): Predicting popular messages in Twitter. In: Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2011, . pp. 57-58. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1963192.1963222

Dai, Na, Qi, Xiaoguang, Davison, Brian D. (2011): Enhancing web search with entity intent. In: Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2011, . pp. 29-30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1963192.1963208

Dai, Na, Davison, Brian D. (2010): Freshness matters: in flowers, food, and web authority. In: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , 2010, . pp. 114-121. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1835449.1835471

Dai, Na, Davison, Brian D. (2010): Capturing page freshness for web search. In: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , 2010, . pp. 871-872. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1835449.1835658

Dai, Na, Davison, Brian D., Wang, Yaoshuang (2010): Mining Neighbors' Topicality to Better Control Authority Flow. In: Gurrin, Cathal, He, Yulan, Kazai, Gabriella, Kruschwitz, Udo, Little, Suzanne, Roelleke, Thomas, Rüger, Stefan M., Rijsbergen, Keith van (eds.) Advances in Information Retrieval - 32nd European Conference on IR Research - ECIR 2010 March 28-31, 2010, Milton Keynes, UK. pp. 653-657. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-12275-0_69

Dai, Na, Davison, Brian D. (2010): Mining Anchor Text Trends for Retrieval. In: Gurrin, Cathal, He, Yulan, Kazai, Gabriella, Kruschwitz, Udo, Little, Suzanne, Roelleke, Thomas, Rüger, Stefan M., Rijsbergen, Keith van (eds.) Advances in Information Retrieval - 32nd European Conference on IR Research - ECIR 2010 March 28-31, 2010, Milton Keynes, UK. pp. 127-139. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-12275-0_14

Wang, Jian, Davison, Brian D. (2009): Counting ancestors to estimate authority. In: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , 2009, . pp. 658-659. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1571941.1572064

Hong, Liangjie, Davison, Brian D. (2009): A classification-based approach to question answering in discussion boards. In: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , 2009, . pp. 171-178. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1571941.1571973

Najork, Marc, Davison, Brian D. (2008): Introduction to special section on adversarial issues in Web search. In ACM Transactions on the Web, 2 (1) pp. 1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1326561.1326562

Qi, Xiaoguang, Davison, Brian D. (2008): Classifiers without borders: incorporating fielded text from neighboring web pages. In: Proceedings of the 31st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , 2008, . pp. 643-650. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1390334.1390443

Nie, Lan, Davison, Brian D. (2008): Separate and inequal: preserving heterogeneity in topical authority flows. In: Proceedings of the 31st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , 2008, . pp. 443-450. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1390334.1390411

Nie, Lan, Wu, Baoning, Davison, Brian D. (2007): A cautious surfer for PageRank. In: Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2007, . pp. 1119-1120. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1242572.1242724

Nie, Lan, Wu, Baoning, Davison, Brian D. (2007): Winnowing wheat from the chaff: propagating trust to sift spam from the web. In: Proceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , 2007, . pp. 869-870. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1277741.1277950

Nie, Lan, Davison, Brian D., Wu, Baoning (2007): Ranking by community relevance. In: Proceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , 2007, . pp. 873-874. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1277741.1277952

Wu, Baoning, Davison, Brian D. (2006): Detecting semantic cloaking on the web. In: Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2006, . pp. 819-828. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1135777.1135901

Wu, Baoning, Goel, Vinay, Davison, Brian D. (2006): Topical TrustRank: using topicality to combat web spam. In: Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2006, . pp. 63-72. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1135777.1135792

Nie, Lan, Davison, Brian D., Qi, Xiaoguang (2006): Topical link analysis for web search. In: Proceedings of the 29th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , 2006, . pp. 91-98. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1148170.1148189

Qi, Xiaoguang, Davison, Brian D. (2006): Knowing a web page by the company it keeps. In: Yu, Philip S., Tsotras, Vassilis J., Fox, Edward A., Liu, Bing (eds.) Proceedings of the 2006 ACM CIKM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management November 6-11, 2006, Arlington, Virginia, USA. pp. 228-237. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1183614.1183650

Feldman, Ronen, Rosenfeld, Benjamin, Fresko, Moshe, Davison, Brian D. (2005): Hybrid semantic tagging for information extraction. In: Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2005, . pp. 1022-1023. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1062745.1062849

Wu, Baoning, Davison, Brian D. (2005): Identifying link farm spam pages. In: Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2005, . pp. 820-829. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1062745.1062762

Davison, Brian D., Zhang, Wei, Wu, Baoning (2004): Lessons from a Gnutella-web gateway. In: Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2004, . pp. 502-503. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1013367.1013546

Davison, Brian D. (2002): Predicting web actions from HTML content. In: Hypertext'02 - Proceedings of the Thirteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia June 11-15, 2002, College Park, Maryland, USA. pp. 159-168. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/513338.513380

Davison, Brian D. (2001): A Web Caching Primer. In IEEE Internet Computing, 5 (4) pp. 38-45. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/mags/ic/2001/04/w4038abs.htm

Hirsh, Haym, Basu, Chumki, Davison, Brian D. (2000): Enabling technologies: learning to personalize. In Communications of the ACM, 43 (8) pp. 102-106. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/345124.345159

Davison, Brian D. (2000): Topical Locality in the Web. In: Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , 2000, . pp. 272-279. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/ir/345508/p272-davison/p272-davison.pdf

Davison, Brian D., Hirsh, Haym (1997): Toward an Adaptive Command Line Interface. In: Smith, Michael J., Salvendy, Gavriel, Koubek, Richard J. (eds.) HCI International 1997 - Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Volume 2 August 24-29, 1997, San Francisco, California, USA. pp. 505-508.