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!