ACM SIGKDD is pleased to announce that Dr. Bing Liu is the winner of its 2018 Innovation Award. He is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is honoured this year for his seminal contributions to the foundation of data mining and applications, particularly in opinion mining.
The ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award is the highest award for technical excellence in the field of Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD). It is conferred on one individual or one group of collaborators whose outstanding technical innovations in the KDD field have had a lasting impact in advancing the theory and practice of the field. The contributions must have significantly influenced the direction of research and development of the field or transferred to practice in significant and innovative ways and/or enabled the development of commercial systems.