Jure Leskovec, PhD
Associate Professor, Computer Science, Stanford
Jure is an associate professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and a Chief Scientist at Pinterest, Inc. He co-founded a machine learning startup, Kosei, which was eventually acquired by Pinterest. Jure'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.