Leman Akoglu

Dean's Associate Professor of Information Systems


Leman Akoglu, PhD

Leman Akoglu is the Heinz College Dean's Associate Professor of Information Systems. She also holds courtesy appointments in the Computer Science Department (CSD) and the Machine Learning Department (MLD) of School of Computer Science (SCS). Prior to this, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University since receiving her Ph.D. from CSD/SCS of Carnegie Mellon University in 2012.

Dr. Akoglu’s research interests broadly span machine learning and graph mining, focusing on pattern discovery and anomaly mining, with applications to fraud and event detection. At Heinz, Dr. Akoglu directs the Data Analytics Techniques Algorithms (DATA) Lab.

Dr. Akoglu is a recipient of the SDM/IBM Early Career Data Mining Research award (2020), National Science Foundation CAREER award (2015) and US Army Research Office Young Investigator award (2013). Her research has won 7 publication awards; Best Research Paper at SIAM SDM 2019, Best Student Machine Learning Paper Runner-up at ECML PKDD 2018, Best Paper Runner-up at SIAM SDM 2016, Best Research Paper at SIAM SDM 2015, Best Paper at ADC 2014, Best Paper at PAKDD 2010, and Best Knowledge Discovery Paper at ECML PKDD 2009. She also holds 3 U.S. patents filed by IBM T. J. Watson Research Labs. Her research has been supported by the NSF, US ARO, DARPA, Adobe, Facebook, Northrop Grumman, PNC Bank, and PwC.