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Prof. Jesse Davis

Lecturer, Computer Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium


Using Artificial Intelligence to Analyze the Performance of Soccer Players

Originally from the United States, Jesse Davis is a Professor in the Computer Science department at KU Leuven, Belgium having joined the department in 2010. Jesse is currently supervising a team of ten PhD students whose research focuses on developing novel artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning, and data mining techniques, with a particular emphasis on analyzing structured data.  Jesse is also a co-founder and on the board of directors of Activ84Health, an award winning start-up that develops innovative technology to motivate nursing home residents to be physically active and improve their quality of life. Additionally, Jesse is a co-founder of the KU Leuven spin-off RunEASI (, a wearable tech company.  Prior to joining KU Leuven, Jesse obtained a bachelor’s degree from Williams College, PhD from the University of Wisconsin, and completed a post-doc at the University of Washington.