Avishay Livne Selected for Rackham International Student Fellowship

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Avishay Livne

Avishay Livne, a graduate student in the Computer Science and Engineering program, has received a Rackham International Student Fellowship for 2011-12. Avishay is currently a second-year Ph.D. student working with Professor Eytan Adar.

Avishay studies dynamics in social networks by using network analysis and text mining techniques. He is currently working on detecting communities within a large-scale data of academic papers. In a previous project, he studied the 2010 elections in the US by analyzing the Twitter accounts of the candidates. In the future, he plans to extend his methods to model communities as they change over time.

The Rackham International Student Fellowship assists outstanding international students, particularly those who may be ineligible for other kinds of support because of citizenship. To be eligible, international graduate students must have successfully completed one year of graduate study as a master’s or precandidate student. Nominees must have a strong academic record, be making good progress toward the degree, and demonstrate outstanding academic and professional promise.