ACM SIGKDD Awards Nomination Call

Gabor Melli gmelli_kdd2004 at
Fri Jun 4 12:58:22 EST 2004

ACM SIGKDD (ACM Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery
in Data and Data Mining), the leading data mining society, invites
your nominations for SIGKDD Innovation Award and SIGKDD Service

SIGKDD Innovation Award
One SIGKDD Innovation Award will be given to one individual or
one group of collaborators who has made significant technical
innovations in the field of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
that have been transferred to practice in significant ways, or
that have significantly influenced direction of research and
development in the field. 

Previous SIGKDD Innovation Award winners were Rakesh Agrawal
(IBM) in 2000, Jerome Friedman (Stanford) in 2002, and Heikki
Mannila (Helsinki U. of Technology) in 2003. 

SIGKDD Service Award
One SIGKDD Service Award will be given to one individual or one
group who has performed significant service to the field, that
include professional volunteer services in disseminating technical
information to the field, education, research funding, etc. 

Previous SIGKDD Services Award winners were Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro
(KDnuggets) in 2000, Ramasamy (Sam) Uthurusamy (GM) in 2002,
and Usama Fayyad (DMX group) in 2003. 

Nomination Process
Each nomination should be co-sponsored by at least 3 people.
Email co-sponsorship is accepted. Nominations should include
a 1-2 page word statement to justify the nomination, and other
supporting materials. 

At most one award will be given each year in each category. 

Nominations will be valid for a period of 3 years. 

Deadline for nominations: Please send all nomination materials
by June 25, 2004 to Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, gregory at

The awards will be presented at ACM SIGKDD-2004 conference, Seattle,
WA, August 22-25, 2004. Refer to

Exclusion: People on the 2004 ACM SIGKDD Awards Committee or
current SIGKDD Chairman Won Kim are not eligible to be nominated.

ACM SIGKDD 2004 Awards Committee 
Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro (KDnuggets), Chair 
Rakesh Agrawal (IBM) 
Jerome Friedman (Stanford) 
Robert Grossman (U. of Illinois at Chicago)
Heikki Mannila (Helsinki U. of Technology) 
Daryl Pregibon (Google) 
Foster Provost (New York University) 
Sam Uthurusamy (GM) 


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