Evimaria Terzi

Evimaria Terzi 

Professor and Associate Chair for Academics
Computer Science Department MCS 280
Boston University
111 Cummington Street
Boston, MA, 02215
http://www.cs.bu.edu/~evimaria/ (evimaria@cs.bu.edu)
Tel: 617-358-5851


At BU I am a member of the Data Management Lab@BU.

My research interests are in the area of algorithmic data mining with emphasis
on (social) network analysis, recommendation systems and urban informatics.

A long version of my CV is here (updated Nov. 2018).

Research Highlights

My Google Scholar page is here.

My most recent research statement is here (updated Nov. 2018)

A more thorough description of the projects I am working on can be found here.

Awards and Funding

My research is funded by the following sources:

Microsoft Faculty Fellowship (2010)
NSF award on Entity Selection and Ranking for Data Mining Applications (2012-2016)
NSF CAREER award on On identifying collections with complex objectives (2013-2018)
NSF award on Managing and Mining Uncertain Graphs (2013-2016)
NSF award on Structural Matrix Completion for Data-Mining Applications, (2014-2017) Award: 1421759

NSF Award: “ SCOPE: A smart-city Cloud-based Open Platform and Ecosystem", (2014-2017)

Nokia Fellowship Nokia Visiting Professor Fellowship for visiting Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland; (7000 euros), 2016

NSF Award: “Team Engineering: Algorithms and Practical Applications” (2018-2021)

Hariri Institute Faculty grant: “ Team Formation: Algorithms and Practical Applications”, (in collaboration with BU Spark), ($ 40K), 2018

Gifts from Yahoo! and Google.


I am working with the following students:

Harshal Chaudhari (PhD student)

Sofia Nikolakaki (PhD student)

Isidora Tourni (PhD student)

Andy Huynh (PhD student)


Charalampos Mavroforakis (PhD 2018, currently engineer at Facebook)

Behzad Golshan (PhD 2016, currently a research scientist at RIT)

Natali Ruchansky (PhD 2016, currently a postdoctoral fellow at USC)

Dora Erdos (PhD 2014, currently lecturer and undergraduate program director at BU)

Esther Galbrun (post-doc, now a Junior Researcher at INRIA Nancy)

Theodoros Lappas (post-doc, now an Assistant Professor at Howe School of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology)

George Brova (MA/BA student, now a PhD student at UIUC)

Ben Lawson (Undergraduate student, now a quantitative analyst at legendary entertainment)

Recent papers

  • A. Anagnostopoulos, C. Castillo, A. Fazzone, S. Leonardi, E. Terzi: ‘‘Algorithms for Hiring and Outsourcing in the Online Labor Market". ACM SIGKDD 2018.

  • H. A. Chaudhari, M. Mathioudakis, E. Terzi: ‘‘Markov Chain Monitoring". Siam Data Mining Conference (SDM) 2018.

  • H. A. Chaudhari, J. W. Byers, E. Terzi: ‘‘Putting Data in the Driver’s Seat: Optimizing Earnings for On-Demand Ride-Hailing". WSDM 2018.



This semester (Spring 2019) I am teaching for the first time CS330 Introduction to Algorithms

My office hours are: Tues: 2:30pm-4pm and Wed: 1:30pm-3pm.

In Fall 2018, I was on maternity leave.

In the past, I have taught a graduate course on algorithmic data mining (CS 565), and I have recently developed a practical class on data mining called ‘‘Tools for Data Science" (CS 506). A sample of this class can be found here.

In the past I have taught Data Combinatorial structures (CS 131) for four years and multiple seminars.


  • Program co-chair (research track) for ACM SIGKDD 2019. – Journal Track Co-chair for ECML/PKDD 2019. – Program Co-chair of “Social networks and graph analysis track”, in WWW 2015.