Technology Chairs

Karen Davis, Ph.D.

Miami University Ohio
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Dr. Karen C. Davis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Software Engineering and Computer Science at Miami University.  Her research and teaching interests include data modeling, database design, data warehousing, and query optimization.  She is also active in computing and engineering education research. She has published more than 50 papers, most of which are co-authored with students. At the University of Cincinnati, she advised over 100 senior design project students and more than 40 MS/PhD theses in the area of database systems.  In 2016, she received the ASEE Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education. She co-advises the Miami University ACM-W student chapter and was a Program Co-Chair for the Tri-state Celebration of Women in Computing (TriWiC) in 2018. She was a Program Co-Chair for the International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER) in 2018.  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.