Sibel Adali

Associate Department Head, Computer Science

Sibel Adali is a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, which
she joined in 1996 after obtaining her PhD from the University of
Maryland. Her work concentrates on cross-cutting problems related to
trust, information processing and retrieval, and social networks. She
has worked as the ARL-lead Collaborative Technology Alliance (CTA)
wide Trust Coordinator and the Social and Cognitive Networks Academic
Research Center (SCNARC) Associate Director. She is the author of the
book "Modeling Trust Context in Networks", which was published by Springer in
2013. At Rensselaer, Adali serves as the Associate Head and Graduate
Program Director of the Computer Science Department. She teaches the
introductory problem solving course in Computer Science as well as
courses in databases. In 2015, Adali received the Trustees'
Outstanding Teacher Award, the highest teaching award given by
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.



Ph.D. 1996, Computer Science Department, University of Maryland at College Park, USA MS. 1994, Computer Science Department, University of Maryland at College Park, USA B.S. 1991, Computer Engineering and Information Science Department , Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

Research Focus
  • Trust
  • Social Networks
  • Databases
Select Works
  • Sibel Adali, "Trust Context in Networks", Springer 2013.
  • Sujoy Kumar Sikdar, Byungkyu Kang, John O'Donovan, Tobias Hollerer and Sibel Adali, "Understanding Information Credibility on Twitter", in Proceedings of SocialCom 2013, Best paper award.
  • Sibel Adali, Fred Sisenda and Malik Magdon-Ismail, "Actions speak as loud as words: Predicting relationships from social behavior data", Proceedings of the WWW 2012 Conference