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KDD 2021 Data Science Conference Will Convene Aug. 14 – 18, 2021

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD) announced KDD 2021, the group’s flagship conference, will take place virtually Aug. 14-18. The premier interdisciplinary data science conference, KDD 2021 will bring together researchers and practitioners from data science, machine learning, big data and artificial intelligence to fuel the innovation of tomorrow.

ACM Issues Computing Competencies for Undergraduate Data Science Curricula

Recognizing the explosive growth of data science as a field, as well as the demand for data science training at the undergraduate level, a Data Science Task Force convened by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Education Board recently released “Computing Competencies for Undergraduate Data Science Curricula.” The ACM report seeks to define what the computing/computational contributions are to this new field, as well as to provide guidance on computing-specific competencies in data science for departments offering such programs of study at the undergraduate level.

KDD 2020 Recognizes Winning Teams of 24th Annual KDD Cup

Across Four Competition Tracks, KDD Cup 2020 Tackled E-Commerce, Generative Adversarial Networks, Automatic Graph Representation Learning, Automated Machine Learning, Mobility-on-Demand (MoD) Platforms and Reinforcement Learning. KDD 2020, the premier interdisciplinary conference in data science, recognized over sixty winning teams in this year’s KDD Cup competition, which took place virtually Aug. 23-27, 2020.

KDD 2020 Showcases Brightest Minds in Data Science and AI

The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (ACM SIGKDD) will hold its flagship annual conference, KDD 2020, virtually, August 23-27. The KDD conference series, started in 1989, is the world’s oldest and largest data mining conference, and is the venue where concepts such as big data, data science, predictive analytics and crowdsourcing were first introduced.

Field Report: KDD 2019

As a very long time member of the ACM and their SIGKDD group, I’d always wanted to attend a KDD conference (first one occurred in 1995). This year I received a gracious invitation to attend KDD2019 in Anchorage, Alaska, August 4-8. It satisfied two of my bucket list items: witnessing a KDD first-hand and also […]

Interview: Michael Stonebraker, Adjunct Professor, MIT Computer Science and AI Laboratory (CSAIL)

The following is a discussion with Michael Stonebraker, Adjunct Professor, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL); ACM 2014 Turing Award Recipient. The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) just concluded a celebration of 50 years of the ACM A.M. Turing Award (commonly known as the “Nobel Prize of computing”) with a two-day conference in San Francisco. The conference brought together some of the brightest minds in computing to explore how computing has evolved and where the field is headed.