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Laks V.S. Lakshmanan

    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


Recent Sabbaticals:

July--December 2015,  AT&T Research

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

Positions in Data Mining and Social Systems:

Postdoc Position.

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. Morgan Claypool, October 2013.

Upcoming book:

(tentative title) Community Search over Graphs
with Xin Huang and Jianliang Xu. Morgan Claypool (expected 2018).

Incomplete List of Professional Stuff:

    Program Committees:

        SIGMOD 2018

        VLDB 2018

        WWW 2018 (Senior PC member)

    Journal Editorial Boards:

        VLDB Journal (2009-2017)

        Information Systems

        Distributed and Parallel Databases 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.