Leman Akoglu

Assistant Professor of Information Systems

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A postdoctoral scholarship is available for an outstanding researcher experienced in data mining and machine learning on graphs. The research to be conducted is flexible with potential projects at the intersection of business analytics and computational sciences.

The overarching goals are understanding and solving anomaly detection problems with graph neural network based approaches. Examples to such problems include developing fraud detection and forensics techniques and designing behavioral models for user profiling, based on heterogeneous data spanning multiple sources of different modalities, high-dimensional data streams, and massive networks. Particular common interests should lie around outlier/anomaly mining problems, from contextual, structural, streaming, interactive detection to reasoning and interpretation of anomalies.

Research will mainly be conducted together with Prof. Leman Akoglu at CMU’s Heinz College in close collaboration with specific industry partners (e.g., PNC, PwC).










            Academic Title         Postdoctoral Scholar

            Salary                        $60,000   (negotiable depending on the experience level)

            Department              H. John Heinz III College of Information Systems and Public Policy                                    

                                              Carnegie Mellon University

            Location                   Pittsburgh, PA (Can be remote-only, in-person upon immunity, or a hybrid)

            Start date                 August 15, 2021  (earlier start may be possible)

            Duration                  1 year, with the possibility of renewal for 1 more year

            Employment            Full-time

            Required Background        

·       Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate completed within last 3 years
in computer science, information systems, or related fields

·       Experience in machine learning, data analytics, business intelligence

·       Track record of high-quality research

·       Strong programming ability

            Required Documents

1.     CV

2.     Research Statement (1 page)

·       2 recommendation letters including PhD advisor’s

            How to Apply

                                          Please email Required Documents 1 and 2 to lakoglu@andrew.cmu.edu
                                       as a single pdf file with a subject title including “Postdoc@Heinz”

                                         Recommenders should email their letters directly to lakoglu@andrew.cmu.edu,
                                          subject title including applicant’s last name