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We are inviting applications for open undergraduate and graduate research positions and for postdoctoral positions in Machine Learning And Public Policy, Network Analytics and Machine Learning, and Knowledge Graphs and Natural Language Processing.

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Apr 8, 2021: Antoine Bosselut has been named Forbes 30 under 30 Europe 2021. Congratulations!

Dec 30, 2020: Snap.py 6.0 has been released. This release brings a significantly improved Python API and support for all major Python 3.x environments.

Dec 10, 2020: SNAP 6.0 has been released.

Aug 3, 2020: Antoine Bosselut from University of Washington joined our group for his postdoctoral studies. Antoine will start at EPFL as an Assistant Professor in September, 2021. Congratulations!

Jul 1, 2020: Emma Pierson will join Cornell Tech as an Assistant Professor from Summer, 2021. Congratulations!

Jun 15, 2020: Baharan Mirzasoleiman will join UC Los Angeles as an Assistant Professor from August, 2020. Congratulations!

Jun 11, 2020: Bowen Liu successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations!

Jun 1, 2020: Claire Donnat will join University of Chicago as an Assistant Professor from August, 2020. Congratulations!

May 28, 2020: Emma Pierson successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations!

May 26, 2020: Claire Donnat successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations!

Jan 6, 2020: Tailin Wu from MIT joined our group for his postdoctoral studies.

Nov 11, 2019: Jure Leskovec won the 2019 IEEE ICDM Research Contributions Award. Congratulations!

Sep 11, 2019: Snap.py 5.0 has been released. This release brings support for Python 3.x and pip install.

Sep 2, 2019: Pan Li from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign joined our group for his postdoctoral studies. Pan will start at Purdue University as an Assistant Professor in September, 2020. Congratulations!

Aug 29, 2019: SNAP 5.0 has been released. This release brings support for newer compiler versions.

Aug 6, 2019: Paper Cost-effective Outbreak Detection in Networks won the Test of Time award at the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 2019. Congratulations!

Aug 6, 2019: Tim Althoff won the 2019 SIGKDD Dissertation Award for his PhD thesis Data Science for Human Well-Being. Congratulations!

Jul 8, 2019: Maria Brbić from University of Zagreb joined our group for her postdoctoral studies.

Jul 1, 2019: Srijan Kumar will join Georgia Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor from January, 2020. Congratulations!

Jun 25, 2019: Hima Lakkaraju has been named one of the 35 innovators under 35 by MIT Tech Review for her work on using AI to help make better and fairer decisions. Congratulations!

Jun 1, 2019: Marinka Zitnik will join Harvard University as an Assistant Professor from December, 2019. Congratulations!

Mar 15, 2019: Hongwei Wang from Shanghai Jiao Tong University joined our group for his postdoctoral studies.

Sep 17, 2018: Shantao Li from Yale University joined our group for his postdoctoral studies.

Aug 20, 2018: Srijan Kumar was recognized as the 2018 SIGKDD Doctoral Dissertation Award runner-up for his work on characterizing and detecting malicious behavior on web platforms. Congratulations!

Aug 17, 2018: We are announcing a new dataset collection, BioSNAP Datasets, containing many biomedical networks.

Aug 1, 2018: Hima Lakkaraju will join Harvard University as an Assistant Professor from January, 2020. Congratulations!

Jul 27, 2018: Snap.py 4.1 has been released.

Jul 26, 2018: SNAP 4.1 has been released. This release brings several bug fixes and improvements.

Jul 20, 2018: Hima Lakkaraju successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations!

Jul 6, 2018: We gave a tutorial on Deep Learning for Network Biology at the annual international conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) in Chicago, on July 6, 2018.

Jul 1, 2018: Tim Althoff will join University of Washington as an Assistant Professor from January, 2019. Congratulations!

Jun 15, 2018: William L. Hamilton will join McGill University as an Assistant Professor from September, 2018. Congratulations!

Jun 6, 2018: Tim Althoff successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations!

May 25, 2018: William L. Hamilton successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations!

May 10, 2018: David Hallac successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations!

Apr 11, 2018: Paper Fast Threshold Tests for Detecting Discrimination won the best paper award at AISTATS 2018.

Mar 30, 2018: Robert Palovics from Budapest University of Technology and Economics joined our group for his postdoctoral studies.

Mar 19, 2018: We will give a tutorial on Representation Learning on Networks at The Web Conference (WWW) in Lyon, France, on April 24, 2018.

Mar 9, 2018: We organized the MIS2: Misinformation and Misbehavior Mining on the Web workshop at WSDM 2018 in Los Angeles.

Jan 31, 2018: Baharan Mirzasoleiman from ETH joined our group for her postdoctoral studies.

Dec 31, 2017: Wiki Workshop will take place again in 2018, at The Web Conference (a.k.a. WWW) in Lyon, France, on April 24, 2018.

Dec 12, 2017: Paper Large-scale physical activity data reveal worldwide activity inequality was named 39th most discussed scientific paper in 2017 by Altmetric.

Aug 17, 2017: Paper Toeplitz Inverse Covariance-Based Clustering of Multivariate Time Series Data was nominated for the best paper runner-up at KDD 2017.

Aug 1, 2017: David Jurgens finished his Postdoctoral Fellowship with the group and joined University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor.

Aug 1, 2017: Srijan Kumar from University of Maryland joined our group for his postdoctoral studies.

Aug 1, 2017: Paper Large-scale Analysis of Counseling Conversations: An Application of Natural Language Processing to Mental Health received the IMIA best paper award for 2016.

Jul 28, 2017: Snap.py 4.0 has been released.

Jul 27, 2017: SNAP 4.0 has been released. This is a major release with support for local higher-order clustering, counting of temporal motifs, node embedding with node2vec, locality sensitive hashing, K nearest neighbor graph construction, fast object loading using memory mapped files, sparse attributes, and more.

Jul 1, 2017: Austin Benson will join Cornell University as an Assistant Professor from September, 2018. Congratulations!

Jun 2, 2017: Justin Cheng successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations!

May 31, 2017: Caroline Lo successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations!

May 22, 2017: Austin Benson successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations!

May 1, 2017: Michele Catasta from EPFL joined our group for his postdoctoral studies.

Apr 7, 2017: Paper An Army of Me: Sockpuppets in Online Discussion Communities received an honorable mention at the best paper awards at WWW 2017.

Apr 3, 2017: Tutorial on Malicious Behavior on the Web: Characterization and Detection was given at WWW-17.

Mar 1, 2017: Blaz Fortuna from Jozef Stefan Institute joined our group for his postdoctoral studies.

Mar 1, 2017: Paper Anyone Can Become a Troll: Causes of Trolling Behavior in Online Discussions won the best paper award at CSCW 2017.

Dec 23, 2016: We are organizing the Wiki Workshop 2017 at WWW 2017 in Perth, Australia.

Sep 26, 2016: Snap.py 3.0 has been released.

Aug 16, 2016: Paper Graphs over Time: Densification Laws, Shrinking Diameters and Possible Explanations won the Test of Time award at the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 2016.

Jul 21, 2016: SNAP 3.0 has been released. This is a major release with support for relational tables, multimodal graphs, personalized pagerank, motif-based network clustering, and much more.

Jul 7, 2016: We received a shipment of our new 12TB RAM large-memory machine, funded by ONR DURIP.

Jul 1, 2016: Robert West will join EPFL as an Assistant Professor from December, 2016. Congratulations!

May 14, 2016: Tim Althoff's paper on natural language processing for mental health got accepted for publication at TACL. More information on the project and how to access the dataset can be found here.

Apr 19, 2016: Robert West successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations!

Apr 15, 2016: Paper Patterns of Influence in a Recommendation Network won the 10-year Most Influential Paper Award at Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD), 2016.

Apr 15, 2016: Paper Growing Wikipedia Across Languages via Recommendation received a best paper nomination at WWW 2016.

Feb 24, 2016: We are releasing the Pizza Request dataset used in How to Ask for a Favor: A Case Study on the Success of Altruistic Requests (ICWSM 2014).

Feb 1, 2016: Marinka Zitnik from University of Ljubljana joined our group for her postdoctoral studies.

Jan 4, 2016: We are organizing the Wiki Workshop 2016 at WWW and ICWSM.

Sep 15, 2015: Paper Realistic, Mathematically Tractable Graph Generation and Evolution, Using Kronecker Multiplication won the Test of Time award at European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML/PKDD), 2015.

Sep 1, 2015: Michal Kosinski finished his Postdoctoral Fellowship with the group and joined Stanford Graduate School of Business as an Assistant Professor.

Aug 3, 2015: David Jurgens from McGill University joined our group for his postdoctoral studies.

Aug 3, 2015: Minkyoung Kim from ANU joined our group for her postdoctoral studies.

Jun 3, 2015: Ringo: Interactive Graph Analytics on Big-Memory Machines won the best demonstration award at SIGMOD 2015.

May 27, 2015: Paper Antisocial Behavior in Online Discussion Communities received an honorable mention at the best paper awards at ICWSM-15.

May 24, 2015: Tim Althoff has been awarded a three year Stanford Graduate Fellowship. Congrats Tim!

May 18, 2015: Tutorial on Large Scale Network Analytics with SNAP was given at WWW-15.

May 12, 2015: Snap.py 1.2 has been released.

May 12, 2015: SNAP 2.4 has been released.

Apr 30, 2015: Justin Cheng's paper featured in The Economist: Proactive policing.

Apr 22, 2015: Justin Cheng's paper featured in The Washington Post: Scientists have figured out how to tell when someone is an online troll.

Apr 20, 2015: Justin Cheng's paper featured in the Time: Science Says You Should Ignore Internet Trolls.

Apr 17, 2015: Justin Cheng's paper featured in the Guardian: Algorithm "identifies future trolls from just five posts".

Apr 14, 2015: Justin Cheng's paper featured at wired.co.uk: "Troll hunting" algorithm could make web a better place.

Apr 13, 2015: Justin Cheng's paper featured in the Popular Science: Researchers Develop a Troll-Hunting Algorithm.

Apr 10, 2015: Justin Cheng's paper featured in the MIT Technology Review: How a Troll-Spotting Algorithm Learned Its Anti-antisocial Trade.

Apr 3, 2015: Himabindu Lakkaraju was awarded the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.

Mar 13, 2015: We are organizing a tutorial on Large Scale Network Analytics with SNAP at WWW-15.

Feb 25, 2015: We are organizing a workshop on Wikipedia at ICWSM.

Feb 24, 2015: The SNAP Group is inviting applications for the position of Postdoctoral Scholar. More information here.

Feb 6, 2015: Justin Cheng was awarded a Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship

Nov 1, 2014:The Mobilize Center at Stanford University has openings for several Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows

Oct 7, 2014: Dafna Shahaf finished her Postdoctoral Fellowship with the group and joined Microsoft Research

Sep 1, 2014: Bruno Abrahao from Cornell University joined our group for his postdoctoral studies

Aug 15, 2014: Julian McAuley finished his Postdoctoral Fellowship with the group and joined UCSD as an Assistant Professor

Jul 18, 2014: Seth Myers successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations!

Jul 14, 2014: Michal Kosinski from University of Cambridge joined our group for his postdoctoral studies

Jul 7, 2014: New dataset: Wikipedia Requests for Adminship with text

Jun 19, 2014: Snap.py 1.1 has been released

Jun 16, 2014: SNAP 2.3 has been released

Jun 1, 2014: Tutorial on Large Scale Network Analytics with SNAP was given at ICWSM-14

Apr 9, 2014: Paper Engaging with Massive Online Courses was selected as the best paper runner-up at WWW 2014

Mar 21, 2014: Snap.py 1.0 has been released

Mar 12, 2014: SNAP 2.2 has been released

Jan 22, 2014: Myunghwan Kim successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations!

Nov 8, 2013: Jaewon Yang successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations!

Nov 6, 2013: New dataset: Higgs Twitter Dataset

Oct 1, 2013: Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil finished his Postdoctoral Fellowship with the group and joined Max Planck Institute for Software Systems.

Sep 12, 2013: SNAP 2.1 has been released

Aug 28, 2013: New dataset: CellarTracker reviews

Aug 21, 2013: New dataset: Google Plus Social Circles

Aug 21, 2013: New dataset: Twitter Social Circles

Jul 15, 2013: New dataset: Facebook Social Circles

Jun 28, 2013: New dataset: RateBeer reviews

May 15, 2013: Paper No Country for Old Members: User lifecycle and linguistic change in online communities was selected for the best paper award at WWW 2013

May 13, 2013: SNAP 2.0 has been released

Mar 25, 2013: New dataset: Reddit submissions

Mar 14, 2013: New datasets: 10 million reviews of wines, gourmet foods, and movies CellarTracker and Amazon

Feb 20, 2013: New dataset: Pokec social network from Slovakia. Thank you, Ľuboš Takáč.

Feb 10, 2013: We welcome Volkswagen as a supporter of the SNAP group

Jan 7, 2013: SNAP 1.11 has been released

Jan 7, 2013: New dataset: Flickr image relationships

Dec 3, 2012: New datasets: 4.5 million beer reviews BeerAdvocate and RateBeer

Nov 7, 2012: New datasets: Social circles in ego networks Facebook, Google+, and Twitter

Oct 27, 2012: We welcome Docomo as a supporter of the SNAP group

Oct 8, 2013: We received a donation of server CPUs from Intel. Thank you Intel!

Oct 15, 2012: SNAP 1.10 has been released

Oct 10, 2012: SNAP code repository is now available on GitHub

Sep 24, 2012: Dafna Shahaf from CMU joined our group for her postdoctoral studies

Aug 1, 2012: Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil from Cornell University joined our group for his postdoctoral studies

Jan 11, 2012: New datasets: Location-based online social networks Gowalla and Brightkite

Aug 21, 2011: Tutorial on Social Media Analytics was given at KDD 2011

Apr 17, 2011: SNAP now computes k-core decomposition and analyzes information cascades

Oct 21, 2010: New datasets: 476 million tweets, memetracker data, Amazon product data

Oct 1, 2010: SNAP now also computes network motifs and overlapping network communities

Jul 10, 2010: SNAP networks are now part of the University of Florida Sparse Matrix collection

Apr 25, 2010: SNAP is now available through the NodeXL which is a graphical front-end that integrates network analysis and SNAP into Microsoft Office and Excel. Using NodeXL, users without programming skills can make use of key elements of the SNAP library

Nov 25, 2009: more datasets added, new version of the library

Jun 28, 2009: website launched with 36 network datasets and SNAP network analysis library