Dr. Ernest DavisProfessor of Computer Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Ernest Davis received his B.Sc. in mathematics from MIT in 1977 and his Ph.D. in computer science from Yale in 1984. He has been on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at the Courant Institute, New York University since 1983.
Davis' research area is the representation of commonsense knowledge in artificial intelligence (AI) systems, particularly spatial and physical reasoning. He is the author of more than fifty scientific papers and three books: "Representing and Acquiring Geographic Knowledge" (1986); "Representations of Commonsense Knowledge" (1990); and "Linear Algebra and Probability for Computer Science Applications" (2012). He also writes book reviews and essays on a wide range of topics, including computer science, cognitive psychology, history of science, and digital humanities.