Dr. Karen C. Davis

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


Research Interests


Database support for science and engineering applications, query languages, query optimization, data warehouses, view materialization, secondary access structures, and modeling semi-structured and object-oriented data.


Publications (2005-2010)


A. Refereed Journal Articles


1. Rust, M., Davis, K.C., and C. Ahn, “It’s a Nanoworld Afterall,” IEEE Potentials, September/October, 2007.

2. Banerjee, S., and K.C. Davis, “Modeling Data Warehouse Schema Evolution over Extended Hierarchy Semantics,” Journal on Data Semantics, Vol. 13, 2009. Also published as Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 553, Springer-Verlag, July 2009.


B. Journal Articles in Preparation


1. Richardson, B.D., and K.C. Davis, “Performance of Native XML Query Optimization Techniques,” in preparation, 2010.

2. Richardson, B.D., and K.C. Davis, “RDBQuery: Querying Ordered XML Data Using Relational Databases,” in preparation, 2010.


C. Publications in Books


1. Davis, K.C., and A. Gupta, “Indexing in Data Warehouses: Bitmaps and Beyond,” Data Warehouses and OLAP: Concepts, Architectures and Solutions, R. Wrembel and C.Koncilia, eds., Idea Group, Inc., 2006.


D. Refereed Conference Proceedings (Computing Research)


1. Darira, R., Davis, K.C., and J. Grommon-Litton, “A Heuristic Design Framework for Property Maps,” Proceedings of ACM Workshop on Data Warehousing and On-Line Analytical Processing (DOLAP), Arlington, VA, November 2006.

2. Brant, M., and K.C. Davis, “XML Query Optimization Using the Binding Hash Method,” Proceedings of the Web Information Management Workshop (webIM), British National Conference on Databases, Glasgow, Scotland, July 2-3, 2007.

3. Davis, K.C., Rajan, J., Matykiewicz, P., Pestian, J., and W. Duch, “Medical Acronym Disambiguation Using Online Sources,” Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems and Web Technologies (EISWT), Orlando, FL, July 9-12, 2007.


E. Refereed Conference Proceedings (Engineering Education Research)


1. Davis, K.C., Perkey, M.L., Harth, N.B., and N. Dees, “STEPing into the Classroom: An Alternative Capstone Experience,” Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Portland, OR, June 2005.

2. Davis, K.C., “Enhancing Accountability in a Database Design Team Project,” Proceedings of the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment of Databases Workshop (TLAD), Sunderland, UK, July 2005.

3. Giguette, M., and K.C. Davis, “Challenges for Conducting a National Study,” Proceedings of the 35th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 2005.

4. Davis, K.C., Daniel, M.L., and B.D. Richardson, “Work in Progress: Introducing Engineering into Math and Secondary Education Classrooms,” Proceedings of the 35th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 2005.