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Laks V.S. Lakshmanan

Address:
    Department of Computer Science
    The University of British Columbia
    2366 Main Mall
    Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z4

E-mail: laks[AT]this department[DOT]this university[DOT]this country
Fax: +1 (604) 822-5485

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I was on sabbatical July--December 2015, visiting AT&T Research

and August--December 2016, visiting Google Research, New York.

Postdoc Position in Data Mining in Social Systems.

Applications for PhD and MSc with our research group are welcome.

International Merit Scholarships

Recent Awards:

Named ACM Distinguished Scientist, November 2016.

NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) twice in a row -- 

Query Processing by, for, and of the Masses; Putting the User in the Loop -- 2008.  

Next Generation Applications of Social Systems -- 2013.

Recent Book:

Check out my recent book on
Information and Influence Propagation in Social Networks
with Wei Chen and Carlos Castillo.

Here is a systematic refutation of the claims made in and the experimental methodology followed by a benchmarking study on influence maximization, published in SIGMOD 2017.