Leman Akoglu

Dean's Associate Professor of Information Systems

2118C Hamburg Hall


About me

I am the Heinz College Dean's Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. I also hold courtesy appointments at the Machine Learning Department (MLD) and the Computer Science Department (CSD) of School of Computer Science (SCS).

At Heinz, I direct the Data Analytics Techniques Algorithms (DATA) Lab.
My research interests are in data mining, knowledge discovery, graph mining, machine learning, and online media analysis, with specific focus on identifying and characterizing patterns and anomalies in large-scale, time-varying, multi-modal data sources through scalable computational methods. Prospective students with similar interests, please see here.


A short bio can be found here.


Research interests

  • Large-scale graph mining
  • Anomaly, event, and fraud detection
  • Statistical data analysis and applied machine learning
  • Social and information media & network analysis
  • Recommender systems

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Heinz College Dean's Professor for Feb 2019-2022
  • Best Research Paper Award, SIAM SDM 2019
  • Best Student Machine Learning Paper Runner-up Award, ECML PKDD 2018
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2015-2020
  • Best Research Paper Runner-up Award, SIAM SDM 2016
  • Best Research Paper Award, SIAM SDM 2015
  • Army Research Office Young Investigator Award, 2013
  • Best Paper Award, PAKDD 2010
  • Best Knowledge Discovery Paper Award, ECML PKDD 2009