Tara Safavi data mining researcher


I'm Tara, a computer science PhD student at the Universty of Michigan. I research principled, practical, provably-correct algorithms for scalable data mining. As a member of the GEMS lab led by Danai Koutra, I focus primarily on graph, time series, and sequence data. My work is supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. I also received a Michigan first-year PhD fellowship and a Google Women Techmakers scholarship.

Beyond actually conducting research, I like to think about the science of science and the meaning of good scholarship in computing. I also stay involved in the Michigan CS community as a teacher, volunteer, and event organizer. I write about all of the above, and more, on this site.