Susan Davidson

Susan B. Davidson is the George A. Weiss Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She joined the faculty of Penn Engineering in the Department of Computer and Information Science in 1982 and teaches both online and on campus.

A co-founder of Penn’s Center for Bioinformatics, Davidson is an award-winning scholar whose research focuses on everything from database technologies to innovations in biotechnology. She is also a founding co-leader of the Greater Philadelphia Bioinformatics Alliance, an organization that pulls together the region’s leading universities and life science companies to accelerate innovation and education in bioinformatics.

Davidson received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cornell University and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University. A Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, she was a Fulbright Scholar in 2004 and won the Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2021.