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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Denise Sgroi Davis

Title: Instructor, Integrated Information Technology
Department: Integrated Information Technology
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-777-9893
Office: Horizon Garage
Suite 202 #118
519 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208
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Ms. Davis holds master's degrees in Computer Science and Medical Physics.  She brings to the classroom 12 years of experience in the fields of clinical research technology, decision support services and data warehousing.  As a medical physicist, she worked for several years as a co-investigator on NCI funded grant at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Texas.  She worked as an Oracle DBA/systems engineer at a datacenter that warehoused government healthcare information technology.  She was responsible for the design and implementation of many data driven applications on the web, with her primary focus on the backend including data modeling, analytics design, scientific computing, and database technology.  

Ms. Davis considers herself a lifelong learner and is currently pursuing her PhD in HealthCare Informatics here at the University of South Carolina.  


  • Graduate Certificate, Artificial Intelligence - CSE, University of South Carolina
  • M.S. Computer Science, University of South Carolina
  • M.S. Physics with Concentration in Medical Physics, East Carolina University
  • B.S. Double Major in Physics and Math, University of North Carolina, Greensboro


  • Magellan Scholar Award “Real-time Patient Monitoring on Wearable Devices Using Neuromorphic Computing” December 2020. Praful Chunchu, Denise S Davis, MS and Ramtin Zand, Phd.
  • Best Poster Competition American Association of Physicists in Medicine Spring 2021, “Deep Learning and Image Segmentation of 3D MRI Images of Multiple Brain Metastases for Stereotactic Radiosurgery”.
  • Awarded funding from University of South Carolina and BRAID group to attend the 2020 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC), September 2020.
  • Coach of the Year for First Robotics Lego Competition in South Carolina, 2015.

Research Overview

  • Medical and Healthcare Informatics
  • Data Modeling and Analytics of RWD
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Web and Information Technology


  • ITEC 570 Database Management and Administration
  • ITEC 562 Advanced Web Support Systems
  • ITEC 370 Advanced Database Support Systems

Professional Memberships

  • IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
  • IEEE Women in Engineering
  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • AAPM American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  • Medical/Professional Certifications
  • American Board of Radiology-Therapeutic Radiological Physics

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