Susan Davidson Receives TCPW-Provost’s Award

Susan Davidson, Weiss Professor in Computer and Information Science, is the recipient of the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women (TCPW) Provost Award for contributions to advancing the role of women in higher education and research at Penn. The TCPW Award recognizes undergraduate faculty advisors who have distinguished themselves in providing assistance and advice to their advisee students and who have made a significant impact on the academic experience of these students.

Davidson's work lies in fundamental computer science as it is applied to biomedicine. Her research interests center around information modeling and management, databases, data integration and exchange, workflow systems, crowdsourcing, provenance tracking and management, and data citation.

As the founder and chair of the Advancing Women in Engineering (AWE) Program, Davidson has addressed pipeline issues at the middle- and high-school levels, and been an advocate for female faculty, graduate and undergraduate students within SEAS.  She has also been instrumental in establishing degree programs in bioinformatics and computational biology at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels.

To read more about Davidson and her research, please visit her faculty profile.