Leskovec's research focuses on the analyzing and modeling of large social and information networks as the study of phenomena across the social, technological, and natural worlds. He focuses on statistical modeling of network structure, network evolution, and spread of information, influence and viruses over networks. Problems he investigates are motivated by large scale data, the Web and other on-line media. He also does work on text mining and applications of machine learning.

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • BSc, University of Ljubljana, Sloveni, Computer Science (2004)
  • PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, Computer Science (2008)

2017-18 Courses

Stanford Advisees

All Publications

  • Network analysis: a novel method for mapping neonatal acute transport patterns in California. Journal of perinatology Kunz, S. N., Zupancic, J. A., Rigdon, J., Phibbs, C. S., Lee, H. C., Gould, J. B., Leskovec, J., Profit, J. 2017; 37 (6): 702-708


    The objectives of this study are to use network analysis to describe the pattern of neonatal transfers in California, to compare empirical sub-networks with established referral regions and to determine factors associated with transport outside the originating sub-network.This cross-sectional database study included 6546 infants <28 days old transported within California in 2012. After generating a graph representing acute transfers between hospitals (n=6696), we used community detection techniques to identify more tightly connected sub-networks. These empirically derived sub-networks were compared with state-defined regional referral networks. Reasons for transfer between empirical sub-networks were assessed using logistic regression.Empirical sub-networks showed significant overlap with regulatory regions (P<0.001). Transfer outside the empirical sub-network was associated with major congenital anomalies (P<0.001), need for surgery (P=0.01) and insurance as the reason for transfer (P<0.001).Network analysis accurately reflected empirical neonatal transfer patterns, potentially facilitating quantitative, rather than qualitative, analysis of regionalized health care delivery systems.Journal of Perinatology advance online publication, 23 March 2017; doi:10.1038/jp.2017.20.

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  • Online Actions with Offline Impact: How Online Social Networks Influence Online and Offline User Behavior. Proceedings of the ... International Conference on Web Search & Data Mining. International Conference on Web Search & Data Mining Althoff, T., Jindal, P., Leskovec, J. 2017; 2017: 537-546


    Many of today's most widely used computing applications utilize social networking features and allow users to connect, follow each other, share content, and comment on others' posts. However, despite the widespread adoption of these features, there is little understanding of the consequences that social networking has on user retention, engagement, and online as well as offline behavior. Here, we study how social networks influence user behavior in a physical activity tracking application. We analyze 791 million online and offline actions of 6 million users over the course of 5 years, and show that social networking leads to a significant increase in users' online as well as offline activities. Specifically, we establish a causal effect of how social networks influence user behavior. We show that the creation of new social connections increases user online in-application activity by 30%, user retention by 17%, and user offline real-world physical activity by 7% (about 400 steps per day). By exploiting a natural experiment we distinguish the effect of social influence of new social connections from the simultaneous increase in user's motivation to use the app and take more steps. We show that social influence accounts for 55% of the observed changes in user behavior, while the remaining 45% can be explained by the user's increased motivation to use the app. Further, we show that subsequent, individual edge formations in the social network lead to significant increases in daily steps. These effects diminish with each additional edge and vary based on edge attributes and user demographics. Finally, we utilize these insights to develop a model that accurately predicts which users will be most influenced by the creation of new social network connections.

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  • SnapVX: A Network-Based Convex Optimization Solver JOURNAL OF MACHINE LEARNING RESEARCH Hallac, D., Wong, C., Diamond, S., Sharang, A., Sosic, R., Boyd, S., Leskovec, J. 2017; 18
  • Mining Big Data to Extract Patterns and Predict Real-Life Outcomes PSYCHOLOGICAL METHODS Kosinski, M., Wang, Y., Lakkaraju, H., Leskovec, J. 2016; 21 (4): 493-506


    This article aims to introduce the reader to essential tools that can be used to obtain insights and build predictive models using large data sets. Recent user proliferation in the digital environment has led to the emergence of large samples containing a wealth of traces of human behaviors, communication, and social interactions. Such samples offer the opportunity to greatly improve our understanding of individuals, groups, and societies, but their analysis presents unique methodological challenges. In this tutorial, we discuss potential sources of such data and explain how to efficiently store them. Then, we introduce two methods that are often employed to extract patterns and reduce the dimensionality of large data sets: singular value decomposition and latent Dirichlet allocation. Finally, we demonstrate how to use dimensions or clusters extracted from data to build predictive models in a cross-validated way. The text is accompanied by examples of R code and a sample data set, allowing the reader to practice the methods discussed here. A companion website ( provides additional learning resources. (PsycINFO Database Record

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  • Cultural Shift or Linguistic Drift? Comparing Two Computational Measures of Semantic Change. Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing. Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing Hamilton, W. L., Leskovec, J., Jurafsky, D. 2016; 2016: 2116-2121


    Words shift in meaning for many reasons, including cultural factors like new technologies and regular linguistic processes like subjectification. Understanding the evolution of language and culture requires disentangling these underlying causes. Here we show how two different distributional measures can be used to detect two different types of semantic change. The first measure, which has been used in many previous works, analyzes global shifts in a word's distributional semantics; it is sensitive to changes due to regular processes of linguistic drift, such as the semantic generalization of promise ("I promise." "It promised to be exciting."). The second measure, which we develop here, focuses on local changes to a word's nearest semantic neighbors; it is more sensitive to cultural shifts, such as the change in the meaning of cell ("prison cell" "cell phone"). Comparing measurements made by these two methods allows researchers to determine whether changes are more cultural or linguistic in nature, a distinction that is essential for work in the digital humanities and historical linguistics.

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  • SNAP: A General-Purpose Network Analysis and Graph-Mining Library ACM TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY Leskovec, J., Sosic, R. 2016; 8 (1)

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  • node2vec: Scalable Feature Learning for Networks. KDD : proceedings. International Conference on Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining Grover, A., Leskovec, J. 2016; 2016: 855-864


    Prediction tasks over nodes and edges in networks require careful effort in engineering features used by learning algorithms. Recent research in the broader field of representation learning has led to significant progress in automating prediction by learning the features themselves. However, present feature learning approaches are not expressive enough to capture the diversity of connectivity patterns observed in networks. Here we propose node2vec, an algorithmic framework for learning continuous feature representations for nodes in networks. In node2vec, we learn a mapping of nodes to a low-dimensional space of features that maximizes the likelihood of preserving network neighborhoods of nodes. We define a flexible notion of a node's network neighborhood and design a biased random walk procedure, which efficiently explores diverse neighborhoods. Our algorithm generalizes prior work which is based on rigid notions of network neighborhoods, and we argue that the added flexibility in exploring neighborhoods is the key to learning richer representations. We demonstrate the efficacy of node2vec over existing state-of-the-art techniques on multi-label classification and link prediction in several real-world networks from diverse domains. Taken together, our work represents a new way for efficiently learning state-of-the-art task-independent representations in complex networks.

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  • Higher-order organization of complex networks SCIENCE Benson, A. R., Gleich, D. F., Leskovec, J. 2016; 353 (6295): 163-166


    Networks are a fundamental tool for understanding and modeling complex systems in physics, biology, neuroscience, engineering, and social science. Many networks are known to exhibit rich, lower-order connectivity patterns that can be captured at the level of individual nodes and edges. However, higher-order organization of complex networks--at the level of small network subgraphs--remains largely unknown. Here, we develop a generalized framework for clustering networks on the basis of higher-order connectivity patterns. This framework provides mathematical guarantees on the optimality of obtained clusters and scales to networks with billions of edges. The framework reveals higher-order organization in a number of networks, including information propagation units in neuronal networks and hub structure in transportation networks. Results show that networks exhibit rich higher-order organizational structures that are exposed by clustering based on higher-order connectivity patterns.

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  • Growing Wikipedia Across Languages via Recommendation. Proceedings of the ... International World-Wide Web Conference. International WWW Conference Wulczyn, E., West, R., Zia, L., Leskovec, J. 2016; 2016: 975-985


    The different Wikipedia language editions vary dramatically in how comprehensive they are. As a result, most language editions contain only a small fraction of the sum of information that exists across all Wikipedias. In this paper, we present an approach to filling gaps in article coverage across different Wikipedia editions. Our main contribution is an end-to-end system for recommending articles for creation that exist in one language but are missing in another. The system involves identifying missing articles, ranking the missing articles according to their importance, and recommending important missing articles to editors based on their interests. We empirically validate our models in a controlled experiment involving 12,000 French Wikipedia editors. We find that personalizing recommendations increases editor engagement by a factor of two. Moreover, recommending articles increases their chance of being created by a factor of 3.2. Finally, articles created as a result of our recommendations are of comparable quality to organically created articles. Overall, our system leads to more engaged editors and faster growth of Wikipedia with no effect on its quality.

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  • Large-scale Analysis of Counseling Conversations: An Application of Natural Language Processing to Mental Health. Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics Althoff, T., Clark, K., Leskovec, J. 2016; 4: 463-476


    Mental illness is one of the most pressing public health issues of our time. While counseling and psychotherapy can be effective treatments, our knowledge about how to conduct successful counseling conversations has been limited due to lack of large-scale data with labeled outcomes of the conversations. In this paper, we present a large-scale, quantitative study on the discourse of text-message-based counseling conversations. We develop a set of novel computational discourse analysis methods to measure how various linguistic aspects of conversations are correlated with conversation outcomes. Applying techniques such as sequence-based conversation models, language model comparisons, message clustering, and psycholinguistics-inspired word frequency analyses, we discover actionable conversation strategies that are associated with better conversation outcomes.

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  • The mobilize center: an NIH big data to knowledge center to advance human movement research and improve mobility. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association Ku, J. P., Hicks, J. L., Hastie, T., Leskovec, J., Ré, C., Delp, S. L. 2015; 22 (6): 1120-1125


    Regular physical activity helps prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other chronic diseases, yet a broad range of conditions impair mobility at great personal and societal cost. Vast amounts of data characterizing human movement are available from research labs, clinics, and millions of smartphones and wearable sensors, but integration and analysis of this large quantity of mobility data are extremely challenging. The authors have established the Mobilize Center ( to harness these data to improve human mobility and help lay the foundation for using data science methods in biomedicine. The Center is organized around 4 data science research cores: biomechanical modeling, statistical learning, behavioral and social modeling, and integrative modeling. Important biomedical applications, such as osteoarthritis and weight management, will focus the development of new data science methods. By developing these new approaches, sharing data and validated software tools, and training thousands of researchers, the Mobilize Center will transform human movement research.

    View details for DOI 10.1093/jamia/ocv071

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  • Information Cartography COMMUNICATIONS OF THE ACM Shahaf, D., Guestrin, C., Horvitz, E., Leskovec, J. 2015; 58 (11): 62-73

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  • Network Lasso: Clustering and Optimization in Large Graphs. KDD : proceedings. International Conference on Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining Hallac, D., Leskovec, J., Boyd, S. 2015; 2015: 387-396


    Convex optimization is an essential tool for modern data analysis, as it provides a framework to formulate and solve many problems in machine learning and data mining. However, general convex optimization solvers do not scale well, and scalable solvers are often specialized to only work on a narrow class of problems. Therefore, there is a need for simple, scalable algorithms that can solve many common optimization problems. In this paper, we introduce the network lasso, a generalization of the group lasso to a network setting that allows for simultaneous clustering and optimization on graphs. We develop an algorithm based on the Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers (ADMM) to solve this problem in a distributed and scalable manner, which allows for guaranteed global convergence even on large graphs. We also examine a non-convex extension of this approach. We then demonstrate that many types of problems can be expressed in our framework. We focus on three in particular - binary classification, predicting housing prices, and event detection in time series data - comparing the network lasso to baseline approaches and showing that it is both a fast and accurate method of solving large optimization problems.

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  • Ringo: Interactive Graph Analytics on Big-Memory Machines. Proceedings. ACM-Sigmod International Conference on Management of Data Perez, Y., Sosic, R., Banerjee, A., Puttagunta, R., Raison, M., Shah, P., Leskovec, J. 2015; 2015: 1105-1110


    We present Ringo, a system for analysis of large graphs. Graphs provide a way to represent and analyze systems of interacting objects (people, proteins, webpages) with edges between the objects denoting interactions (friendships, physical interactions, links). Mining graphs provides valuable insights about individual objects as well as the relationships among them. In building Ringo, we take advantage of the fact that machines with large memory and many cores are widely available and also relatively affordable. This allows us to build an easy-to-use interactive high-performance graph analytics system. Graphs also need to be built from input data, which often resides in the form of relational tables. Thus, Ringo provides rich functionality for manipulating raw input data tables into various kinds of graphs. Furthermore, Ringo also provides over 200 graph analytics functions that can then be applied to constructed graphs. We show that a single big-memory machine provides a very attractive platform for performing analytics on all but the largest graphs as it offers excellent performance and ease of use as compared to alternative approaches. With Ringo, we also demonstrate how to integrate graph analytics with an iterative process of trial-and-error data exploration and rapid experimentation, common in data mining workloads.

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  • Donor Retention in Online Crowdfunding Communities: A Case Study of Proceedings of the ... International World-Wide Web Conference. International WWW Conference Althoff, T., Leskovec, J. 2015; 2015: 34-44


    Online crowdfunding platforms like and Kick-starter allow specific projects to get funded by targeted contributions from a large number of people. Critical for the success of crowdfunding communities is recruitment and continued engagement of donors. With donor attrition rates above 70%, a significant challenge for online crowdfunding platforms as well as traditional offline non-profit organizations is the problem of donor retention. We present a large-scale study of millions of donors and donations on, a crowdfunding platform for education projects. Studying an online crowdfunding platform allows for an unprecedented detailed view of how people direct their donations. We explore various factors impacting donor retention which allows us to identify different groups of donors and quantify their propensity to return for subsequent donations. We find that donors are more likely to return if they had a positive interaction with the receiver of the donation. We also show that this includes appropriate and timely recognition of their support as well as detailed communication of their impact. Finally, we discuss how our findings could inform steps to improve donor retention in crowdfunding communities and non-profit organizations.

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  • Mining Missing Hyperlinks from Human Navigation Traces: A Case Study of Wikipedia. Proceedings of the ... International World-Wide Web Conference. International WWW Conference West, R., Paranjape, A., Leskovec, J. 2015; 2015: 1242-1252


    Hyperlinks are an essential feature of the World Wide Web. They are especially important for online encyclopedias such as Wikipedia: an article can often only be understood in the context of related articles, and hyperlinks make it easy to explore this context. But important links are often missing, and several methods have been proposed to alleviate this problem by learning a linking model based on the structure of the existing links. Here we propose a novel approach to identifying missing links in Wikipedia. We build on the fact that the ultimate purpose of Wikipedia links is to aid navigation. Rather than merely suggesting new links that are in tune with the structure of existing links, our method finds missing links that would immediately enhance Wikipedia's navigability. We leverage data sets of navigation paths collected through a Wikipedia-based human-computation game in which users must find a short path from a start to a target article by only clicking links encountered along the way. We harness human navigational traces to identify a set of candidates for missing links and then rank these candidates. Experiments show that our procedure identifies missing links of high quality.

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  • Analyzing Information Seeking and Drug-Safety Alert Response by Health Care Professionals as New Methods for Surveillance. Journal of medical Internet research Callahan, A., Pernek, I., Stiglic, G., Leskovec, J., Strasberg, H. R., Shah, N. H. 2015; 17 (8)


    Patterns in general consumer online search logs have been used to monitor health conditions and to predict health-related activities, but the multiple contexts within which consumers perform online searches make significant associations difficult to interpret. Physician information-seeking behavior has typically been analyzed through survey-based approaches and literature reviews. Activity logs from health care professionals using online medical information resources are thus a valuable yet relatively untapped resource for large-scale medical surveillance.To analyze health care professionals' information-seeking behavior and assess the feasibility of measuring drug-safety alert response from the usage logs of an online medical information resource.Using two years (2011-2012) of usage logs from UpToDate, we measured the volume of searches related to medical conditions with significant burden in the United States, as well as the seasonal distribution of those searches. We quantified the relationship between searches and resulting page views. Using a large collection of online mainstream media articles and Web log posts we also characterized the uptake of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alert via changes in UpToDate search activity compared with general online media activity related to the subject of the alert.Diseases and symptoms dominate UpToDate searches. Some searches result in page views of only short duration, while others consistently result in longer-than-average page views. The response to an FDA alert for Celexa, characterized by a change in UpToDate search activity, differed considerably from general online media activity. Changes in search activity appeared later and persisted longer in UpToDate logs. The volume of searches and page view durations related to Celexa before the alert also differed from those after the alert.Understanding the information-seeking behavior associated with online evidence sources can offer insight into the information needs of health professionals and enable large-scale medical surveillance. Our Web log mining approach has the potential to monitor responses to FDA alerts at a national level. Our findings can also inform the design and content of evidence-based medical information resources such as UpToDate.

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  • Defining and evaluating network communities based on ground-truth KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS Yang, J., Leskovec, J. 2015; 42 (1): 181-213
  • Tensor Spectral Clustering for Partitioning Higher-order Network Structures. Proceedings of the ... SIAM International Conference on Data Mining. SIAM International Conference on Data Mining Benson, A. R., Gleich, D. F., Leskovec, J. 2015; 2015: 118-126


    Spectral graph theory-based methods represent an important class of tools for studying the structure of networks. Spectral methods are based on a first-order Markov chain derived from a random walk on the graph and thus they cannot take advantage of important higher-order network substructures such as triangles, cycles, and feed-forward loops. Here we propose a Tensor Spectral Clustering (TSC) algorithm that allows for modeling higher-order network structures in a graph partitioning framework. Our TSC algorithm allows the user to specify which higher-order network structures (cycles, feed-forward loops, etc.) should be preserved by the network clustering. Higher-order network structures of interest are represented using a tensor, which we then partition by developing a multilinear spectral method. Our framework can be applied to discovering layered flows in networks as well as graph anomaly detection, which we illustrate on synthetic networks. In directed networks, a higher-order structure of particular interest is the directed 3-cycle, which captures feedback loops in networks. We demonstrate that our TSC algorithm produces large partitions that cut fewer directed 3-cycles than standard spectral clustering algorithms.

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  • Overlapping Communities Explain Core-Periphery Organization of Networks PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE Yang, J., Leskovec, J. 2014; 102 (12): 1892-1902
  • Structure and Overlaps of Ground-Truth Communities in Networks ACM TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY Yang, J., Leskovec, J. 2014; 5 (2)

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  • Discovering Social Circles in Ego Networks ACM TRANSACTIONS ON KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY FROM DATA McAuley, J., Leskovec, J. 2014; 8 (1): 73-100

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  • What’s in a name? Understanding the Interplay between Titles, Content, and Communities in Social Media Lakkaraju, H., McAuley, J., Leskovec, J. 2013
  • Nonparametric Multi-group Membership Model for Dynamic Networks Kim, M., Leskovec, J. 2013
  • From Amateurs to Connoisseurs: Modeling the Evolution of User Expertise through Online Reviews McAuley, J., Leskovec, J. 2013
  • NIFTY: A System for Large Scale Information Flow Tracking and Clustering Suen, C., Huang, S., Eksombatchai, C., Sosic, R., Leskovec, J. 2013
  • Modeling Information Propagation with Survival Theory Gomez-Rodriguez, M., Leskovec, J., Schoelkopf, B. 2013
  • Structure and Dynamics of Information Pathways in Online Media Gomez-Rodriguez, M., Leskovec, J., Schoelkopf, B. 2013
  • Community Detection in Networks with Node Attributes IEEE 13th International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) Yang, J., McAuley, J., Leskovec, J. IEEE. 2013: 1151–1156
  • Hidden Factors and Hidden Topics: Understanding Rating Dimensions with Review Text McAuley, J., Leskovec, J. 2013
  • Steering User Behavior With Badges Anderson, A., Huttenlocher, D., Kleinberg, J., Leskovec, J. 2013
  • Overlapping Community Detection at Scale: A Nonnegative Matrix Factorization Approach Yang, J., Leskovec, J. 2013
  • Information Cartography: Creating Zoomable, Large-Scale Maps of Information Shahaf, D., Yang, J., Suen, C., Jacobs, J., Wang, H., Leskovec, J. 2013
  • Community Detection in Networks with Node Attributes Yang, J., McAuley, J., Leskovec, J. 2013
  • A computational approach to politeness with application to social factors Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, C., Sudhof, M., Jurafsky, D., Leskovec, J., Potts, C. 2013
  • No Country for Old Members: User lifecycle and linguistic change in online communities Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, C., West, R., Jurafsky, D., Leskovec, J., Potts, C. 2013
  • Measurement error in network data: A re-classification SOCIAL NETWORKS Wang, D. J., Shi, X., McFarland, D. A., Leskovec, J. 2012; 34 (4): 396-409
  • Inferring Networks of Diffusion and Influence ACM TRANSACTIONS ON KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY FROM DATA Gomez-Rodriguez, M., Leskovec, J., Krause, A. 2012; 5 (4)
  • Community-Affiliation Graph Model for Overlapping Network Community Detection 12th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) Yang, J., Leskovec, J. IEEE. 2012: 1170–1175
  • Learning Attitudes and Attributes from Multi-Aspect Reviews McAuley, J., Leskovec, J., Jurafsky, D. 2012
  • Automatic versus Human Navigation in Information Networks West, R., Leskovec, J. 2012
  • Image Labeling on a Network: Using Social-Network Metadata for Image Classiffcation McAuley, J., Leskovec, J. 2012
  • Image Labeling on a Network: Using Social-Network Metadata for Image Classification 12th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) McAuley, J., Leskovec, J. SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. 2012: 828–841
  • Learning to Discover Social Circles in Ego Networks McAuley, J., Leskovec, J. 2012
  • Latent Multi-group Membership Graph Model Kim, M., Leskovec, J. 2012
  • Information Diffusion and External Influence in Networks Myers, S., Zhu, C., Leskovec, J. 2012
  • Discovering Value from Community Activity on Focused Question Answering Sites: A Case Study of Stack Overflow Anderson, A., Huttenlocher, D., Kleinberg, J., Leskovec, J. 2012
  • The Life and Death of Online Groups: Predicting Group Growth and Longevity Kairam, S., Wang, D., Leskovec, J. 2012
  • Human Wayfinding in Information Networks West, R., Leskovec, J. 2012
  • Effects of User Similarity in Social Media Anderson, A., Huttenlocher, D., Kleinberg, J., Leskovec, J. 2012
  • Defining and Evaluating Network Communities based on Ground-truth 12th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) Yang, J., Leskovec, J. IEEE. 2012: 745–754
  • Clash of the Contagions: Cooperation and Competition in Information Diffusion 12th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) Myers, S. A., Leskovec, J. IEEE. 2012: 539–548
  • HADI: Mining Radii of Large Graphs ACM TRANSACTIONS ON KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY FROM DATA Kang, U., Tsourakakis, C. E., Appel, A. P., Faloutsos, C., Leskovec, J. 2011; 5 (2)
  • Large-Scale Web Data Analysis IEEE INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS Leskovec, J. 2011; 26 (1): 11-11
  • Modeling Social Networks with Node Attributes using the Multiplicative Attribute Graph Model Kim, M., Leskovec, J. 2011
  • Dynamics of Bidding in a P2P Lending Service: Effects of Herding and Predicting Loan Success Ceyhan, S., Shi, X., Leskovec, J. 2011
  • Sentiment Flow Through Hyperlink Networks Miller, M., Sathi, C., Wiesenthal, D., Leskovec, J., Potts, C. 2011
  • The Network Completion Problem: Inferring Missing Nodes and Edges in Networks Kim, M., Leskovec, J. 2011
  • Patterns of Temporal Variation in Online Media Yang, J., Leskovec, J. 2011
  • Supervised Random Walks: Predicting and Recommending Links in Social Networks Backstrom, L., Leskovec, J. 2011
  • Friendship and Mobility: User Movement In Location-Based Social Networks Cho, E., Myers, S., A., Leskovec, J. 2011
  • Correcting for Missing Data in Information Cascades Sadikov, E., Medina, M., Leskovec, J., Garcia-Molina, H. 2011
  • The Role of Social Networks in Online Shopping: Information Passing, Price of Trust, and Consumer Choice Guo, S., Wang, M., Leskovec, J. 2011
  • Kronecker Graphs: An Approach to Modeling Networks JOURNAL OF MACHINE LEARNING RESEARCH Leskovec, J., Chakrabarti, D., Kleinberg, J., Faloutsos, C., Ghahramani, Z. 2010; 11: 985-1042
  • Multiplicative Attribute Graph Model of Real-World Networks 7th Workshop on Algorithms and Models for the Web Graph Kim, M., Leskovec, J. SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. 2010: 62–73
  • Citing for High Impact Shi, X., Leskovec, J., McFarland, D., A. 2010
  • Governance in Social Media: A case study of the Wikipedia promotion process Leskovec, J., Huttenlocher, D., Kleinberg, J. 2010
  • Predicting Positive and Negative Links in Online Social Networks Leskovec, J., Huttenlocher, D., Kleinberg, J. 2010
  • Modeling Information Diffusion in Implicit Networks Yang, J., Leskovec, J. 2010
  • Empirical Comparison of Algorithms for Network Community Detection Leskovec, J., Lang, K., Mahoney, M. 2010
  • On the Convexity of Latent Social Network Inference Myers, S., A., Leskovec, J. 2010
  • Radius Plots for Mining Tera-byte Scale Graphs: Algorithms, Patterns, and Observations Kang, U., Tsourakakis, C., Appel, A., Faloutsos, C., Leskovec, J. 2010
  • Signed Networks in Social Media 28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Leskovec, J., Huttenlocher, D., Kleinberg, J. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2010: 1361–1370
  • Meme-tracking and the Dynamics of the News Cycle 15th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Leskovec, J., Backstrom, L., Kleinberg, J. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2009: 497–505
  • The Battle of the Water Sensor Networks (BWSN): A Design Challenge for Engineers and Algorithms Leskovec, J., Ostfeld et al, A. 2009
  • Community Structure in Large Networks: Natural Cluster Sizes and the Absence of Large Well-Defined Clusters Internet Mathematics Leskovec, J., Lang, K., Dasgupta, A., Mahoney, M. 2009; 1 (6): 29--123
  • Modeling blog dynamics Goetz, M., Leskovec, J., Mcglohon, M., Faloutsos, C. 2009
  • Efficient Sensor Placement Optimization for Securing Large Water Distribution Networks JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE Krause, A., Leskovec, J., Guestrin, C., VanBriesen, J., Faloutsos, C. 2008; 134 (6): 516-526
  • Monitoring Network Evolution using MDL Ferlez, J., Faloutsos, C., Leskovec, J., Mladenic, D., Grobelnik, M. 2008
  • Planetary-Scale Views on a Large Instant-Messaging Network Leskovec, J., Horvitz, E. 2008
  • Statistical Properties of Community Structure in Large Social and Information Networks Leskovec, J., Lang, K., Dasgupta, A., Mahoney, M. 2008
  • Mobile Call Graphs: Beyond Power-Law and Lognormal Distributions Seshadri, M., Machiraju, S., Sridharan, A., Bolot, J., Faloutsos, C., Leskovec, J. 2008
  • Epidemic Thresholds in Real Networks Chakrabarti, D., Wang, Y., Wang, C., Leskovec, J., Faloutsos, C. 2008
  • Microscopic Evolution of Social Networks Leskovec, J., Backstrom, L., Kumar, R., Tomkins, A. 2008
  • Cascading Behavior in Large Blog Graphs Leskovec, J., McGlohon, M., Faloutsos, C., Glance, N., Hurst, M. 2007
  • Information Survival Threshold in Sensor and P2P Networks Chakrabarti, D., Leskovec, J., Faloutsos, C., Madden, S., Guestrin, C., Faloutsos, M. 2007
  • Cost-effective Outbreak Detection in Networks Leskovec, J., Krause, A., Guestrin, C., Faloutsos, C., VanBriesen, J., Glance, N. 2007
  • Web Projections: Learning from Contextual Subgraphs of the Web Leskovec, J., Dumais, S., Horvitz, E. 2007
  • Scalable Modeling of Real Graphs using Kronecker Multiplication Leskovec, J., Faloutsos, C. 2007
  • The Dynamics of Viral Marketing ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB) Leskovec, J., Adamic, L., Huberman, B. 2007; 1 (1)
  • Graph Evolution: Densification and Shrinking Diameters Leskovec, J., Kleinberg, J., Faloutsos, C. 2007
  • The Dynamics of Viral Marketing Leskovec, J., Adamic, L., Huberman, B. 2006
  • Data Association for Topic Intensity Tracking Krause, A., Leskovec, J., Guestrin, C. 2006
  • Sampling from Large Graphs Leskovec, J., Faloutsos, C. 2006
  • Patterns of Influence in a Recommendation Network Leskovec, J., Singh, A., Kleinberg, J. 2006
  • Realistic, mathematically tractable graph generation and evolution, using Kronecker multiplication 16th European Conference on Machine Learning (ECML)/9th European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (PKDD) Leskovec, J., Chakrabarti, D., Kleinberg, J., Faloutsos, C. SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. 2005: 133–145
  • Impact of Linguistic Analysis on the Semantic Graph Coverage and Learning of Document Extracts Leskovec, J., Milic-Frayling, N., Grobelnik, M. 2005
  • Semantic Text Features from Small World Graphs Leskovec, J., Shawe-Taylor, J. 2005
  • Graphs over Time: Densification Laws, Shrinking Diameters and Possible Explanations Leskovec, J., Kleinberg, J., Faloutsos, C. 2005
  • Extracting Summary Sentences Based on the Document Semantic Graph Microsoft Research Technical Report MSR-TR-2005-07 Leskovec, J., Milic-Frayling, N., Grobelnik, M. 2005
  • Learning Sub-structures of Document Semantic Graphs for Document Summarization Leskovec, J., Grobelnik, M., Milic-Frayling, N. 2004
  • The Download Estimation task on KDD Cup 2003 SIGKDD Explorations Brank, J., Leskovec, J. 2003
  • Linear Programming boost for Uneven Datasets Leskovec, J., Shawe-Taylor, J. 2003
  • KDD Cup 2003: The Download Estimation task Jozef Stefan Institute Technical Report Brank, J., Leskovec, J. 2003
  • Govorec - sistem za slovensko govorjenje racunalniskih besedil Information Society Leskovec, J. 2001
  • Detection of Human Bodies using Computer Analysis of a Sequence of Stereo Images Leskovec, J. 1999