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?