This annual award introduced in 2008 recognizes excellent research by
doctoral candidates in the field of data mining and knowledge discovery.
This annual award by ACM SIGKDD will recognize excellent research
by doctoral candidates in the field of data mining and knowledge
discovery. The KDD Doctoral Dissertation Award winner and up to two
runners-up will be recognized at the KDD conference, and their
dissertations will have the opportunity to be published on the KDD
Web site (http://www.kdd.org). The award winner will receive a plaque,
a check for $2,500. The award winner will also receive a free registration
to attend the KDD conference. The runners-up will receive a plaque at
the conference. The winner and runners-up will be invited to present
his or her work in a special session at the KDD conference.
The final dissertation defense should take place at the nominee's host
institution before the submission deadline. Furthermore, the final
dissertation defense must not have taken place prior to January 1st, 2013.
Nominations are limited to one doctoral dissertation per department or
academic unit. Submissions must be received by the submission deadline.
Each nominated dissertation must also have been successfully defended
by the candidate, and the final version of each nominated dissertation
must have been accepted by the candidate's academic unit. An English
version of the dissertation must be submitted with the nomination. A
dissertation can be nominated for both the SIGKDD Doctoral
Dissertation Award and the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award.
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2014.
Notification of Awards: July 19, 2014.
Award Presentation at KDD 2014: August 24-27, 2014, New York City, USA.
All nomination materials must be submitted electronically to:
huanliu [at] asu.edu
Please use "SIGKDD Dissertation Award Nominations" in your subject
All nomination materials must be in English. PDF format is preferred
for all materials. Late submissions will not be accepted. A nomination
1. A nomination letter, written by the dissertation advisor of the
candidate. This letter must include full contact information for both
the advisor and the nominee as well as a one- or two-page summary of
the significance of the dissertation.
2. An endorsement letter signed by the department head.
3. One PDF copy of the doctoral dissertation.
4. A copyright transfer form signed by the candidate is required
giving permission for the dissertation to appear on KDD.org Web site
if the dissertation is selected as an award recipient (but if the
nomination is also being submitted for the ACM Doctoral Dissertation
Award, only one form needs to be signed). See:
5. Optionally, the nomination may include up to two supporting letters
from other individuals, discussing the significance of the
Additional information is available at:
Please direct questions to the Award Committee Chair: Huan Liu,
Arizona StateUniversity, huanliu [at] asu.edu.