Ian Davidson


Hello, I'm a Professor in the computer science department working on data mining algorithm development. With collaborators I work on applications of my work to areas such as Neuroscience (with Owen Carmichael and Jieping  Ye) and Militrary applications (LCDR Walker).

Research Areas

I have several research projects that I work on, but the common connection is novel problems, rigorous formulations and practical applications. I typically work with other faculty/researchers to apply my work so if you can see some potential application then please let me email me.

I have several research assistantship slots available for students who are motivated to do research in data mining. My research is a mix of rigorous algorithm design, implementation and application to novel areas of social importance. Please read some of my work and contact me if your genuinely interested. Do NOT send form letters.

I bought the constrained-clustering.org domain name and its being set up as a central repository for things related to clustering with constraints.

Students and Collaborators

I am fortunate to have some excellent students to work with. Curren and recent students are:

Xiang Wang (now at IBM Watson), Buyue Qian (now at IBM Watson), Sean Gilpin (Now at Google), Aubrey Guess, Tom Kuo, Kristin Liu, Weifeng Zhi

My current set of collaborators are Naren Ramakrishinan (Virginia Tech), Tina Eliassi Rad (Rutgers), Siegfried Nijllson (KU Leuven), Jieping Ye (ASU) and Peter Walker (US Navy),

Contact Details

The best way to contact me is via email at davidson [at] cs [dot] ucdavis [dot] edu

My office is at Room 2083, Academic Surge. Please see this link for directions.

The University of California - Davis, Department of Computer Science