James Davis
UC Santa Cruz

Prof. James Davis is a Professor of Computer Science at University of California Santa Cruz. His research areas include both traditional computer science and technology applications to social issues. This work has resulted in over 100 peer-reviewed publications, patents, and invited talks, received an ICRA 2003 Best Vision Paper, ICCV 2009 Marr Prize and an NSF CAREER award. He was the founding director of the Center for Entrepreneurship (C4E) at University of California Santa Cruz. His teaching has twice been awarded for innovative style, including a course on the importance of technology to social entrepreneurship. He is on the advisory boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations. He received his PhD from Stanford University in 2002, and was a senior research scientist at Honda Research Institute 2002-2004