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.

For recent projects, see our DATA Lab group page.

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.

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.


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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