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Professor of Information Systems and Services, University of Sydney

Joseph G. Davis is Professor of Information Systems and Services in the School of Information Technologies, the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. He is also the Director of the Knowledge Discovery and Management Research Group and theme leader for Service Computing at the Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing at the University of Sydney. His primary research interests are in knowledge management including ontologies, semantic web, service computing and crowdsourcing. His research has been funded by the Australian Research Council under the Discovery and Linkage Schemes, IBM Research Labs, Cooperative Research Centre for Smart Internet, Carnegie Bosch Institute, among others.

Joseph has a PhD in Information Systems from the University of Pittsburgh, Masters in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India, and Bachelors in Mathematics as a National Science Talent Scholar. He has previously held academic positions at Indiana University, Bloomington, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, and the University of Auckland, Auckland and Visiting Professorships/Visiting Research Scientist positions at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, Syracuse University, and IBM Research Labs, India.

Joseph chairs the South Asia Regional Advisory Group at the University of Sydney.


  • 2000–present
    Professor of Information Systems and Services, The University of Sydney


  • 1986 
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, PhD/Information Systems

Research Areas

  • Information Systems (0806)
  • Distributed Computing (0805)