2018 SIGKDD Service Award: Jie Tang

Dr. Jie Tang is both one of the leading researchers in the KDD community and also a major contributor to key service roles in the community.  His track record of leadership includes conference organization, journal editorship, and participation in the founding of the Chinese KDD chapter. He has also initiated many new activities and has applied his AMiner system to develop resources for the KDD community.

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2018 SIGKDD Innovation Award: Dr. Bing Liu

ACM SIGKDD is pleased to announce that Dr. Bing Liu is the winner of its 2018 Innovation Award. He is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is honoured this year for his seminal contributions to the foundation of data mining and applications, particularly in opinion mining. 

The ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award is the highest award for technical excellence in the field of Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD). It is conferred on one individual or one group of collaborators whose outstanding technical innovations in the KDD field have had a lasting impact in advancing the theory and practice of the field. The contributions must have significantly influenced the direction of research and development of the field or transferred to practice in significant and innovative ways and/or enabled the development of commercial systems.

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ACM SIGKDD dissertation awards recognize outstanding work done by graduate students in the areas of data science, machine learning and data mining. 

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2018 SIGKDD Test of Time Award Winners

The 2018 Test of Time award recognizes the following influential contributions to SIGKDD that have withstood the test of time.

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2018 SIGKDD Doctoral Dissertation Award

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2018 SIGKDD Doctoral Dissertation Award

2018 SIGKDD Dissertation Award nominations are open. ACM SIGKDD dissertation awards recognize outstanding work done by graduate students in the areas of data science, machine learning and data mining.

This annual award by ACM SIGKDD will recognize excellent research by doctoral candidates in the

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Call for Nominations - Editor-In-Chief, ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH)

Call for Nominations - Editor-In-Chief, ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH)

The term of the current Editor-In-Chief (EiC) of the ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH) is coming to an end, and the ACM Publications Board has set up a nominating committee to assist the Board in selecting the next EiC.

Nominations, including self-nominations, are invited for

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2018 Innovation and Service Awards - Call for Nominations

2018 Innovation and Service Awards - Call for Nominations

Nominations due Friday May 11, 2018

ACM SIGKDD invites your nominations for its 2018 Innovation and Service Awards.

ACM SIGKDD, ACM’s Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), is the premier global professional organization for researchers and professionals dedicated to

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Announcing the SIGKDD Impact Program Recipients for 2018

Announcing the SIGKDD Impact Program Recipients for 2018

SIGKDD is excited to announce the funding of awards through its newly established KDD Impact Program. The SIGKDD community has expanded its reach dramatically over the past few years and the KDD conference has grown into a major event. SIGKDD would like to direct its success towards a broader

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Call for Bids to Host KDD-202x

Call for Bids to Host KDD-202x

Proposal due: January 31, 2018

ACM SIGKDD Executive Committee hereby invites proposals to host the annual KDD Conference in 2020 and later. The conference should typically take place in August. The number of attendees to a KDD conference are likely to exceed 2500.

KDD is the flagship conference

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ACM SIGKDD dissertation awards recognize outstanding work done by graduate students in the areas of data science, machine learning and data mining. 

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SIGKDD Call for Proposals for  KDD Impact Program

SIGKDD Call for Proposals for KDD Impact Program

SIGKDD is announcing a funding opportunity through its newly established KDD Impact Program. The SIGKDD community has expanded its reach dramatically over the past few years and the KDD conference has grown into a major event. SIGKDD would like to direct its success towards a broader positive

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KDD Cup 2018 Call for Proposals

KDD Cup 2018 Call for Proposals

This Call for Proposals invites industrial or academic institutions to submit their proposals for organizing the 2018 KDD Cup competition. Since 1997, KDD Cup has been the premier annual Data Mining competition held in conjunction with the ACM SIGKDD conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data

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2017 SIGKDD Test of Time Award Winners

The 2017 Test of Time award recognizes the following influential contributions to SIGKDD that have withstood the test of time.

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2017 SIGKDD Service Award: Dr. Qiang Yang

Dr. Qiang Yang has an outstanding history of serving and promoting the fields of data mining and the artificial intelligence. He has served as the PC Co-chair for ACM KDD 2010, General Chair for ACM KDD 2012 in Beijing and PC Chair for IJCAI 2015.  He was the General Co-Chair for conferences such as ACM IUI 2009, ACM RecSys 2013, and IEEE Big Data 2013. He has chaired many committees in data mining and AI, including the 2017 ACM SIGKDD Test-of-Time Paper Award Committee, 2017 IJCAI Award Committee, and 2017 IEEE AI Ten-to-Watch Committee.  He is the founding editor in chief of ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (ACM TIST), which has become one of the most cited journals under ACM in recent history.  He has also founded the journal IEEE Transactions on Big Data, for which he is the Editor in Chief.  He serves on the AAAI Executive Council and is a member of the Board of Trustees for IJCAI.  

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2017 SIGKDD Innovation Award: Dr. Jian Pei

ACM SIGKDD is pleased to announce that Dr. Jian Pei is the winner of its 2017 Innovation Award.  He is recognized for his seminal contributions to the foundation of data mining and applications, particularly in pattern mining and spatial data mining.  He is a major inventor of several pattern-growth methods, including FP-growth and PrefixSpan, which have been extensively used by industry and adopted by data mining textbooks and open source software toolkits. As one of the most cited authors in data mining, his prolific publications have been cited tens of thousands of times.

The ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award is the highest award for technical excellence in the field of Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD). It is conferred on one individual or one group of collaborators whose outstanding technical innovations in the KDD field have had a lasting impact in advancing the theory and practice of the field. The contributions must have significantly influenced the direction of research and development of the field or transferred to practice in significant and innovative ways and/or enabled the development of commercial systems.

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SIGKDD Welcomes The Newly Elected Executive Committee Chair and Members

SIGKDD Welcomes The Newly Elected Executive Committee Chair and Members

The ACM SIGKDD elections were recently concluded. The new SIGKDD leadership team took office on July 1, 2017. 

The newly elected chair of ACM SIGKDD is Prof. Jian Pei, Canada Research Chair at Simon Fraser University and a Technical VP of Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd. Prof. Jian Pei is an ACM and IEEE fellow, and his contributions to Data Science are well recognized with over 200 publications and 70K+ citations. Numerous industries have been transformed by these publications and results; and he continues to lead the movement towards creating an innovation driven field that is diverse, inclusive, and transformational. The SIGKDD community is honored to have him serve as chair leading the community on its next chapter.

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Call for 2017 ACM SIGKDD Innovation and Service Awards

Call for 2017 ACM SIGKDD Innovation and Service Awards

Nominations due Friday May 12, 2017

ACM SIGKDD invites your nominations for its 2017 Innovation and Service Awards.

ACM SIGKDD, ACMÕs Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), is the premier global professional organization for researchers and professionals dedicated to

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