Leman Akoglu [contact]
Assistant Professor
Stony Brook University, Computer Science

About me

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University.

My research interests are broadly in data mining, graph mining, machine learning, and social media analysis. I primarily focus on pattern mining, anomaly and event detection in large, time-varying graphs using scalable algorithms and tools.

Also see our group page for Data Analytics Techniques Algorithms (DATA) Lab.


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


I got my Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University in Aug. 2012 (I defended this).
I was extremely fortunate to have Prof. Christos Faloutsos as my Ph.D. advisor. During my doctoral studies, I also worked at IBM T. J. Watson Research Labs (two summers) and Microsoft Research at Redmond (one summer).
I hold a B.S. in Computer Science from Bilkent University, where I was fortunate to be advised by Prof. Ozgur Ulusoy.

Prospective students

I am looking for highly (self-) motivated and hardworking Ph.D. students who are passionate in data mining research.
Please apply to Stony Brook University graduate program, if you are interested in joining our group.


Leman Akoglu

1425 Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Office hour: Tue 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Email: leman at cs dot stonybrook dot edu
Phone: 631-632.9801
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