KDD San Francisco 2016


The Association of Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (ACM SIGKDD), the world’s oldest and largest community for data mining, data science and analytics, is holding its 22nd annual conference, KDD 2016. A premier interdisciplinary conference, brings together researchers and practitioners from data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, large-scale data analytics and big data. The main focus is to connect the world’s best data scientists with one another in order to discuss, address and advance the application of data science to benefit all aspects of society.

This year’s chair committee includes leaders from Amazon, Arizona State University, Barclays, Baidu, Bosch - USA, CMU, Corporate Innovation, Criteo, Dstillery, EV Analysis, Facebook, Google, IBM, IJS, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Nanjing University, National Taiwan University, NEA, OpenGov, Seasonal View, Stanford, Stonybrook University, Oxford University, Tshinghua University, University of California — Berkeley, University of California — Los Angeles, University of Chicago, University of Haifa, University of Washington, University of Southern California and Yahoo Labs. The committee is responsible for bringing together top researchers and practitioners to explore opportunities to leverage data science in socially relevant areas such as security, geotargeting, public health, medicine, urbanization, climate change and geopolitical disparity. Curated content ensures attendees are exposed to unique work being pioneered by their peers. Keynote speakers include Jennifer Chayes, Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director, Microsoft Research; Joe Hellerstein, Professor, University of California, Berkeley; Greg Papadopoulos, Venture Partner, NEA; Whitfield Diffie, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University; and Nando de Freitas, Professor, Oxford University, Google DeepMind.

In conjunction with the content that KDD’s chair committee independently curates, several companies underwrite the overall event experience, funding of prizes and networking functions. To date, KDD has received underwriter pledges from Adobe Systems, Inc., Baidu, Drawbridge, eBay, Inc., IBM, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Point Inside, Robert Bosch LLC., Silicon Valley Data Science, Tableau Software and Uber.

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