The 16th annual ACM SIGKDD is underway in Washington, DC. The conference is the premier international forum for data mining researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to share their ideas, research results and experiences. KDD-2010 features keynote presentations, oral paper presentations, poster sessions, workshops, tutorials, panels, exhibits, demonstrations, and the KDD Cup competition.
Microsoft, Google, Yahoo Labs, Accenture, and SAS are among the event sponsors.
Carnegie Mellon Professor Christos Faloutsos has been named the winner of the ACM SIGKDD 2010 Innovation Award. He is recognized for his fundamental contributions to graph and multimedia mining, fractals, self-similarity and power laws; indexing for multimedia and bioinformatics data, and data base performance evaluation.
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.