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Oana Balalau

Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
Department D5: Databases and Information Systems
 office: Campus E1 4, Room 419
Saarland Informatics Campus
66123 Saarbrücken
 email: Get my email address via email
 phone: +49 681 9325-5019
 fax: +49 681 9325-7019

Research Interests

  • Computational Data Science
  • Graph Mining
  • Scalable Algorithms

About me

This webpage is no longer maintained, please visit my website.
I am a postdoctoral researcher at Max Planck Institute in the team of Gerhard Weikum.
I received my Ph.D. from Télécom ParisTech University and my advisor was Mauro Sozio.
My research interests lie in the area of data mining, with a focus on graph mining and scalable algorithms. Previously I attended the Parisian Master of Research in Computer Science, while being in the Paris Graduate School of Mathematics program. I completed my bachelor in Computer Science, at the University of Bucharest. I was a software engineer at Bitdefender, a security software company.
You can find more information on my website.


Analyzing the Traits and Anomalies of Political Discussions on Reddit
To appear in ICWSM'19, A. Guimareas, O. Balalau, E. Terolli, and G. Weikum

EviDense: a Graph-based Method for Finding Unique High-impact Events with Succinct Keyword-based Descriptions
ICWSM 2018, O. Balalau, C. Castillo and M. Sozio
[pdf] [code]

Listing k-cliques in Sparse Real-World Graphs
WWW 2018, M. Danisch, O. Balalau and M. Sozio
[pdf] [code]

Finding Heaviest k-Subgraphs and Events in Social Media
ICDM DaMNet 2016, M. Letsios, O. Balalau, M. Danisch, E. Orsini and M. Sozio
[pdf] [code]

Finding Subgraphs with Maximum Total Density and Limited Overlap
WSDM 2015, O. Balalau, F. Bonchi, T-H. Hubert Chan, F. Gullo and M. Sozio
[pdf] [code]