Brian Davison graduated from Edinburgh University in 1987 with an MA in Linguistics with Artificial Intelligence. He has held several posts in industry including Head of Computer Systems, Configuration and Release Manager and Intranet Manager. Since joining the School of Computing in 2002, he has led modules in a wide range of subjects such as HCI, mobile development, database technology, the Internet of Things and embedded systems.
Brian has led several commercial design and development projects, and spent six years as a non-executive director of GearedApp, a limited company specialising in web and mobile applications. Now an established presence in the Scottish software development industry, GearedApp started life as a student. project group under Brian's supervision.
Over the last few years, Brian has developed a network of contacts in industry through his work with student projects. Building on this success, he now plans to establish a University-sponsored software development agency through which teams of students can deliver services to startups, social enterprises and the third sector.
Brian holds an MSc in Energy and Environmental Engineering and a PhD in wind turbine performance, has co-authored several articles in solar energy modelling, and manages the School's computational sustainability lab.