October 6, 2020

New Faculty Spotlight: James Davis

Hometown: upstate New York 

What inspired you to get into engineering? 

I got into engineering because I love the scientific method, but I wanted my work to have direct impact on society. So engineering seemed like a natural direction.

What drew you to Purdue ECE? 

I came to ECE at Purdue for a few reasons: the sense of community, the location, and the opportunity to work with great colleagues and great students (so far, so good!) 

What are your research interests? 

I bring a software engineering lens to problems of system correctness and security. At the moment I’m focusing on regular expressions and machine learning.  

What classes are you teaching this semester? 

This semester I am working with Prof. Cheng-Kok Koh on ECE 368, the data structures and algorithms course.

What do you like to do in your free time? 

In my free time I like to read and garden, cook and bake – I make a mean chili with sourdough bread. If you happen to want a middling racquetball player or a poor tennis partner, look me up!