Sig·K·D·D \ˈsig-kā-dē-dē\ Noun (20 c) The Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining.

Our Mission

SIGKDD's mission to provide the premier forum for advancement, education, and adoption of the "science" of knowledge discovery and data mining from all types of data stored in computers and networks of computers.

What we Do

SIGKDD promotes basic research and development in KDD, adoption of "standards" in the market in terms of terminology, evaluation, methodology and interdisciplinary education among KDD researchers, practitioners, and users.

What You Get

SIGKDD membership includes the chance to participate in shaping the Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery field through research meetings, innovation and service awards, and other SIGKDD activities.


The mission of KDD is to promote the rapid maturation of the field of knowledge discovery in data and data-mining.
Membership benefits include:

KDD Discounts

You receive discounts on the annual KDD conference registration.

KDD Partner Discounts

You get discounts on KDD partner conferences, including the ASA Statistical Computing Section, Interface, SIGMOD and SIGART conferences.

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Executive Committee

  • Wei Wang
    Wei Wang SIGKDD Chair Professor of Computer Science
  • Hui Xiong
    Hui Xiong SIGKDD Secretary/Treasurer Distinguished Professor
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Johannes Gehrke
    Johannes Gehrke Member of the Board Managing Director and Technical Fellow
  • Thorsten Joachims
    Thorsten Joachims Member of the Board Professor of Computer Science
    Cornell University
  • Jian Pei
    Jian Pei Member of the Board Professor of Computer Science
    Simon Fraser University
  • Cynthia Rudin
    Cynthia Rudin Member of the Board Professor of Computer Science
    Duke University
  • Geoffrey Webb
    Geoffrey Webb Member of the Board Professor
    Monash University
  • Mohammed J. Zaki
    Mohammed J. Zaki Member of the Board Professor of Computer Science
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Zhihua Zhou
    Zhihua Zhou Member of the Board Professor of Computer Science
    Nanjing University

Appointed Chairs

  • Xiang Ren
    Xiang Ren Information Director Assistant Professor
    University of Southern California
  • Fairsal Farooq
    Fairsal Farooq Sponsorship Chair Director

Past SIGKDD Chairs

  • Won Kim
    Won Kim Past SIGKDD Chair Distinguished Professor
    SungKyunKwan University
  • Gregory Piatetsky
    Gregory Piatetsky Past SIGKDD Chair Editor
  • Jian Pei
    Jian Pei Past SIGKDD Chair Professor of Computer Science
    Simon Fraser University
  • Usama Fayyad
    Usama Fayyad Past SIGKDD Chair Chief Data Officer
  • Bing Liu
    Bing Liu Past SIGKDD Chair Professor of Computer Science
    University of Illinois at Chicago