Acar Tamersoy

Acar Tamersoy 

Acar Tamersoy (TR)
Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology


Advisors: Duen Horng (Polo) Chau and Shamkant B. Navathe

Research Interests

  • Large-scale data mining and machine learning with a focus on security, healthcare, and finance problems



  • Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship 2014-2015

  • Dilek Sabanci Scholarship 2007-2009

Industry Experiences


  • Exploring Clinical Care Processes Using Visual and Data Analytics: Challenges and Opportunities
    Vikas Kumar, Hyunwoo Park, Rahul C. Basole, Mark Braunstein, Minsuk Kahng, Duen Horng Chau, Acar Tamersoy, Daniel A. Hirsh, Nicoleta Serban, James Bost, Burton Lesnick, Beth Schissel, Michael Thompson
    In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Workshop on Data Science for Social Good, ACM KDD Workshop on Data Science for Social Good, 2014

  • Click Traffic Analysis of Short URL Spam on Twitter
    De Wang, Shamkant B. Navathe, Ling Liu, Danesh Irani, Acar Tamersoy, Calton Pu
    In Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, IEEE CollaborateCom, 2013

  • Instant Anonymization
    Mehmet Ercan Nergiz, Acar Tamersoy, Yucel Saygin
    In ACM Transactions on Database Systems, ACM TODS, 36(1), 2011


  • Filed four patents (two as the primary inventor) during internships at Symantec Research Labs