Dr. Karen C. Davis

Professor, ECE, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA



Karen C. Davis is a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. Her research interests include database design, query processing and optimization, and data warehousing. She has published more than 40 papers, most of which are coauthored with her students. She has advised over 70 senior design project students and 30 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 ECECS Department’s Restemeyer Teaching Award (3 times), the Dean’s Award for Innovation in Engineering Education, and the College of Engineering’s Master of Engineering Education Award. Dr. Davis is the principal investigator on an NSF Broadening Participation in Computing Demonstration Project grant entitled “Mentoring for Connections to Computing."


MC2 works with community agencies to train undergraduate computing students to work with youth to foster connections to computing education. 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.