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Jure Leskovec.


I got Ph.D. from Machine Learning Department, School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in September 2008 (See the video!). My advisor was Christos Faloutsos. I am now a post-doc at Cornell working with Jon Kleinberg. I will be joining the Computer Science Department at Stanford Univesity as an assistant professor in Fall 2009.

I did my undergraduate in Computer Science at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. I also collaborate with the Department of Knowledge Technologies, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

My research focuses on mining and modeling large social and information networks, their evolution, and spread of information, influence and viruses over them. Problems I investigate are motivated by large scale data, the Web and other on-line media. I also do work on text mining, large scale sensor placement problems, and applications of machine learning.

In the fall I am teaching a class on Social and Information Network Analysis (Stanford CS322)

Tutorial on modeling large networks given at ICML '09, June 2009.

MemeTracker builds maps of the daily news cycle by analyzing around 900,000 news stories per day from 1 million online sources, ranging from mass media to personal blogs. We track quotes and phrases that propagate and mutate over time across this entire spectrum. The paper and the data are available here.

Dynamics of large networks Ph.D. thesis that I defended in September 2008.
PDF Video of the defense

WWW 2008 Tutorial on the patterns and models of network structure and on diffusion and cascading behavior in large networks. Slides Video

Most informative blogs. Which blogs should you read to be most up to date, i.e., to quickly know about important stories that propagate over the blogosphere?

Latest papers

Meme-tracking and the Dynamics of the News Cycle
Jure Leskovec, Lars Backstrom, Jon Kleinberg.
ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (ACM KDD), 2009.

Dynamics of large networks [Video of the defense]
Jure Leskovec.
Ph.D. Dissertation, Machine Learning Department, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University,
Technical report CMU-ML-08-111, September 2008.

Community Structure in Large Networks: Natural Cluster Sizes and the Absence of Large Well-Defined Clusters
Jure Leskovec, Kevin Lang, Anirban Dasgupta, Michael Mahoney.
For now just on Arxiv, 2008.

Microscopic Evolution of Social Networks
Jure Leskovec, Lars Backstrom, Ravi Kumar, Andrew Tomkins.
ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (ACM KDD), 2008.

Planetary-Scale Views on a Large Instant-Messaging Network
Jure Leskovec, Eric Horvitz.
World Wide Web (WWW), 2008.
The largest social network ever analyzed.

Contact info

Jure@cs.stanford.edu or Jure.Leskovec@ijs.si

Cornell address:
Department of Computer Science
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Office: Upson Hall 4139
phone: +1 607 255 3600

Home address:
122 Farm Street
Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
cell: +1 412 478 8329

Slovenia address:
Department of Knowledge Technologies
Jozef Stefan Institute
Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia