Karen C. Davis


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Karen C. Davis is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems at the University of Cincinnati.  She is the academic director for the graduate certificate in Data Science, a joint program offered by computer science and business analytics.  Her research interests include database design, query processing and optimization, data warehousing, and computing education.  She has published more than 50 papers, most of which are co-authored with her students. Her contributions have been recognized through invitations to serve as the Program Chair for the ACM Data Warehousing and On-line Analytical Processing Workshop (DOLAP), a committee member for numerous international conferences, a guest editor, and an invited delegate to two international research symposia.  She has advised over 90 senior design project students and more than 40 MS/PhD theses in the area of database systems.  She has been awarded the College of Engineering’s Wandamacher Teaching Award for Young Faculty, the ECE/CS Department’s Restemeyer Teaching Award, the Dean’s Award for Innovation in Engineering Education, and the College of Engineering’s Master of Engineering Education Award.  She serves as the advisor for three student organizations: ACM-W, EECS GSA, and Theta Tau (co-ed engineering fraternity).  Dr. Davis received a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Loyola University, New Orleans in 1985 and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette in 1987 and 1990, respectively.

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