Karen Davis, Ph.D.

Research Highlights

  • Database support for science and engineering applications
  • Query languages
  • Query optimization
  • Data warehouses
  • View materialization
  • Secondary access structures
  • Modeling semi-structured and object-oriented data.
Portrait of Professor Karen Davis

Associate Professor

205 G Benton


  • Ph.D.—Computer Science, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA—1990
  • M.S.—Computer Science, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA—1987
  • B.S.—Computer Science, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA—1985

Work Experience


  • Professor (9/08), Associate Professor (9/97), Associate Department Head (9/99-6/03), Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, University of Cincinnati; primary teaching responsibilities: EE, CompE, and CS senior design project course (9 credits over three quarters) and senior/graduate-level database systems courses; previous teaching responsibilities include: introductory computer programming; electrical and computer engineering freshmen experience course; data structures, algorithms, and computation theory; advising M.S. and Ph.D. students; advising all senior CompE students; developing undergraduate and graduate curricula; developing processes for ABET accreditation, performing assessment and analysis, and coordinating the writing of department self-study reports. 


  • Visiting Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Informatics,Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; responsible forconsultation on database schema design and systems development issues.


  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences Department,University of Akron; responsible for teaching introductory computerscience courses and theory of programming languages.