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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.

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.

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

April 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

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

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