Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro has received the first ACM SIGKDD Service award for starting the KDD conferences and contributions to the KDD community, including KDnuggets newsletter.
Dr. Piatetsky-Shapiro is the founder of the Knowledge Discovery in Database conference series (KDD, now the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining). He organized and chaired the first three KDD workshops in 1989, 1991, and 1993, and was again the General Chair of the KDD-98 conference. He helped create ACM SIGKDD, the leading professional organization for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining.
He is the Editor and Publisher of KDnuggets News (the leading newsletter on data mining and knowledge discovery) and the associated www.KDnuggets.com site, the leading site for data mining and knowledge discovery.
He also served on the program committees of numerous other conferences and workshops in artificial intelligence and databases, and was the founding editor of the Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery journal.
Dr. Piatetsky-Shapiro has over 60 publications, including two best-selling books and several edited collections on topics related to data mining and knowledge discovery.