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Jaime Davila

Senior Teaching Faculty
(413) 545-8929


Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, the Open Software Movement, Big Data and Privacy, Dialogic Techniques, the effect of different curricula and approaches on Introductory Computer Science courses.


Most recently, Jaime had been working on replicating human morpho-semantic transformation with deep learning neural networks. Jaime is currently analyzing the way in which these networks meet their intended tasks in order to illuminate how humans might be performing them. He has also been evolving neural networks to solve agent-based competitive games under dynamic environmental conditions.


Jaime finished his Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez in 1988. After working as an engineer for three years, in 1991 he came to the US to pursue graduate studies. Jaime completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the City University of New York in 1999. His main research interest is in neural networks for human-like tasks.  Jaime's PhD dissertation dealt with computer-based parsing and semantic analysis of English sentences. He is currently using neural networks and deep learning to study human morpho-semantic processing theories.

Activities & Awards

Jaime was the Principal Investigator for an NSF S-STEM grant from 2011-2016, concentrating on recruiting and retaining underrepresented community college transfer students in STEM disciplines.  He served on NSF panels for S-STEM grants yearly since 2013. Previously he served as a reviewer for the NSF for their Information and Intelligent Systems program. Jaime has also reviewed papers for publications such as the Control and Cybernetics, the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, Intelligent Systems Design and Applications, the Consortium for Computer Science in Colleges, (Eastern Conference), and the BioSystems Journal.  He was a co-organizer for the 2009 and 2010 Five College Summer Intergroup Dialogue training Institutes, and the 2012 Five Colleges Faculty Seminar on Dialogic Practices in the Classroom.  Jaime has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Hitchcock Center for Environmental Education since 2014, and also a member of their executive committee since 2017.