After much consideration, the General Chairs, Executive Committee and Organizing Committee for KDD 2020 have decided to take the conference fully virtual. The events of the past few months and the continued safety concerns have led us to make this difficult decision. Our focus now is on creating a virtual conference with the vibrancy, excellence and sense of community that KDD has become known for.

In the coming weeks, the agenda and more programmatic details will be announced, watch the website and our social media posts. Our plans include all the tracks and content you’ve come to count on at KDD, and five exciting keynote speakers! Registration is now open, clear your calendar for August 23-27, 2020, and enjoy access to all the virtual content live and on demand the week of the event.

We’ll look forward to seeing you next year, when we will hope to be together in a safe manner. We are also pursuing a KDD 2023 Conference in San Diego, so that we can realize the hard work this committee has put in and showing the KDD community this beautiful location!

Until then, please spread the word, and feel free to drop us a note with any questions or virtual best practices that you’d like to share.

All the Best,

Rajesh Gupta and Yan Liu
KDD 2020 General Chairs
General2020@kdd.org

KDD 2020 Applied Data Science Track Program Committee

Senior Program Committee Members

Ron Kohavi, Airbnb

Yana Volkovich, Xandr

Pranam Kolari, Yahoo!

Vincent Tseng, National Chiao Tung University

Rajesh Parekh, Google

Abraham Bagherjeiran, Amazon.com

Isabelle Moulinier, Capital One

Romer Rosales, LinkedIn

Elena Baralis, Politecnico di Torino

Shipeng Yu, LinkedIn

Mounia Lalmas, Spotify

Ying Li, Giving Tech Labs

Ji-Rong Wen, Renmin University

Mihajlo Grbovic, Airbnb

Jieping Ye, DiDi Chuxing

Edith Cohen, Google

Dawei Yin, JD.com

Eren Manavoglu, Microsoft

Rayid Ghani, University of Chicago

Anne Kao, Boeing

Gabor Melli, Sony PlayStation

Brian Dalessandro, SparkBeyond

Rukmini Iyer, Microsoft

Krishnaram Kenthapadi, Amazon

Glenn Fung, American Family Insurance

Yi Chang, School of Artificial Intelligence, Jilin University, China

Balaji Krishnapuram, Pinterest

Nuria Oliver, Data-Pop Alliance

See-Kiong Ng, National University of Singapore

Rajeev Rastogi, Amazon

Noam Koenigstein, Microsoft


Program Committee Members

Tilmann Bruckhaus, Credit Karma

Subhabrata Mukherjee, Microsoft

Zhi Nie, Samsung Research America

Nikita Zhiltsov, Dun & Bradstreet

Xin Zhao, Renmin University of China, School of Information

Anjan Goswami, eBay Corp

Cheng Zheng, University of California, Los Angeles

Panagiotis Karras, Aarhus University

Debprakash Patnaik, Amazon.com

Thomas Park, Microsoft Research AI

Robert Moskovitch, Ben-Gurion University

Fabricio Murai, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Yang Song, Apple

Nemanja Djuric, Uber ATG

Nurcan Durak, Sojern

Zitao Liu, TAL AI Lab

Pallika Kanani, Oracle Labs

Yun Sing Koh, The University of Auckland

Yongxin Tong, Beihang University

Zhiwei Qin, Didi Research America

Mohit Sharma, University of Minnesota

Ruiming Tang, Huawei

Changbo Hu, Microsoft

Haoyi Xiong, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dongkuan Xu, The Pennsylvania State University

Xiusi Chen, University of California, Los Angeles

Zhenhua Dong, Noah's ark lab, Huawei Technologies

Yanchi Liu, NEC Labs America

Xiangnan Kong, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Zhengzhang Chen, NEC Laboratories America

Bayan Bruss, Capital One

Dongsheng Luo, The Pennsylvania State University

Wannes Meert, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Sauptik Dhar, Robert Bosch

Yichao Zhou, University of California, Los Angeles

Anna Monreale, Computer Science Dep., University of Pisa

Giuseppe Manai, SoptAI

Shuayb Zarar, Microsoft

Renato Assuncao, UFMG

Patrick Gallagher, SparkBeyond

Huasha Zhao, Microsoft

Shen Wang, University of Illinois at Chicago

Guangyu Zhou, University of California, Los Angeles

Yuchen Bian, Baidu Research USA

Roshni Iyer, University of California, Los Angeles

Zhiqian Chen, Virginia Tech

Pengyuan Wang, University of Georgia

Pedro Olmo Vaz de Melo, UFMG

Kunal Punera, Yahoo!

Heng Huang, University of Pittsburgh

Changbin Li, UT Dallas

Jialong Han, Nanyang Technological University

Fabian Moerchen, Amazon

Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, IBM Watson Health, Cambridge, MA, USA

Mia Zhao, airbnb

Li Shen, University of Pennsylvania

Chang Wei Tan, Monash University

Jiang Bian, Microsoft

Eui-Hong Han, Marriott International

Jayant Gupchup, Microsoft

Juan Colmenares, LinkedIn

Vineet Abhishek, Walmart Labs

Wayne Thompson, SAS

Flavio Figueiredo, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Xiaohan Zhang, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Anh Truong, Capital One

Jun Yuan, The Boeing Company

Deguang Kong, Google

Peter van der Putten, LIACS, Leiden University & Pegasystems

Tanguy Urvoy, Orange

Shixin Luo, Google

Rohan Baxter, ATO

James B. Wendt, Google

Chu Wang, Amazon

Kun Liu, Yahoo!

Allan Tucker, Brunel University

Denis Charles, Microsoft

Parag Namjoshi, Workday Inc

Ying Shan, Tencent

Hongtu Zhu, DiDi Chuxing

Marcos Prates, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Vladan Radosavljevic, Spotify

Albert Chen, LinkedIn

Sudeep Srivastava, Facebook

Esin Saka, Microsoft

Bruno Martins, IST and INESC-ID - Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon

Enrique Frias-Martinez, Telefonica Research - Madrid

Somit Gupta, Microsoft

Karl Ni, Google LLC

Oren Barkan, TAU

Paolo Garza, Politecnico di Torino

Anuj Goyal, Amazon Alexa

Zhijun Yin, Facebook

Gautam Shroff, TCS Research, Tata Consultancy Services

Torsten Suel, New York University

Evrim Acar, Simula Research Lab

Georges Hebrail, EDF Lab Saclay, IRT SystemX

Jiuyong Li, University of South Australia

Lingjie Weng, Linkedin

Wenlu Zhang, California State University Long Beach

Luis Garcia Pueyo, Facebook

Byron Galbraith, Talla

Thomas Holleczek, adidas

Ciya Liao, Microsoft

Timothy J. Hazen, Microsoft

Claudia Hauff, Delft University of Technology

Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti, University of Cyprus

Ben Kao, The University of Hong Kong

Ruofei Zhang, Microsoft

Rajesh Bordawekar, IBM

Hanjun Dai, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dmitriy Fradkin, Siemens

Mirco Musolesi, University College London

Manish Purohit, Google

Ying Xuan, LinkedIn

Jiannan Lu, Microsoft

Nan Wu, New York University

Pasquale De Meo, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Gal Lavee, Microsoft

Ping Luo, Institute of Computing Technology, CAS; University of Chinese Acadamy of Sciences

Widad Machmouchi, Microsoft

Naoki Abe, IBM

Suzanne McIntosh, New York University - Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Center for Data Science

Rajyashree Mukherjee, WalmartLabs

Michal Prussak, Microsoft

Guillaume Bouchard, Facebook

Amelia White, dstillery

Chao Wang, Microsoft

Alex Beutel, Google

Michael Bendersky, Google

Sandeep Tata, Google

Neil O'Hare, Yahoo Research

Francesca Spezzano, Boise State University

Rolf Bardeli, Vodafone GmbH

Shuai Ma, Beihang University

Ben Allison, Amazon

Girish Palshikar, Tata Research Development and Design Centre

Parikshit Sondhi, Snap Inc.

Avishek Saha, Amazon

Javad Heydari, LG Electronics

Moussa Taifi, Xandr-AT&T

Xuanzhe Liu, Peking University

Fabio Pinelli, Vodafone Italia

Djellel Difallah, NYU

Dino Ienco, IRSTEA

Daniel O'Keeffe, SparkBeyond

Elena Eneva, Accenture / Data Science for Social Good

Alkis Simitsis, HP Labs

Vanessa Frias-Martinez, University of Maryland

Hady Lauw, Singapore Management University

Peter Lofgren, Stanford

Kui Yu, Hefei University of Technology

Erheng Zhong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Srinivasan Sengamedu, Amazon

Rodney Tjoelker, Boeing

Keng-Hao Chang, Microsoft

Charalampos Mavroforakis, Facebook

Ludovico Boratto, Eurecat

Ayhan Demiriz, Gebze Technical University

Honghao Shan, Experian Information Solutions

Abhishek Shrivastava, Capital One

Yin Lou, Ant Financial

Silvia Chiusano, Politecnico di Torino

Sibren Isaacman, Loyola University Maryland

Kazuo Yano, hitachi

Sougata Chaudhuri, A9

Alejandro Rodriguez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Viswanath Ganapathy, LG Electronices

Patrick Jordan, Microsoft

Sorelle Friedler, Haverford College

Yibin Ng, Uber

Damien Jose, Microsoft

Liang Tang, Google

Badrul Sarwar, LinkedIn

Alexandros Ntoulas, LinkedIn

Jianhui Chen, Twitter

Urun Dogan, Microsoft

Shaunak Chatterjee, Linkedin

John-Mark Agosta, Microsoft Azure

The Anh Dang, DataSpark

Nobal B. Niraula, Boeing Research and Technology

Kitu Kumar, SparkBeyond

Olimpiya Saha, LG Electronics

Jose Cadena, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Changzhou Wang, The Boeing Company

Tania Cerquitelli, Politecnico di Torino

Wen-Chih Peng, National Chiao Tung University

Shobeir Fakhraei, Amazon

Unmesh Kurup, LG Electronics

Yanen Li, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wen Pu, LinkedIn Corp

Kannan Achan, Walmart labs

Florian Raudies, LinkedIn Corporation

Guohua Ren, LG Electronics

Liangjie Hong, Etsy Inc.

Nishanth Sastry, King's College London

Pedro Saleiro, University of Chicago

Yunye Jin, Indeed.com

Yulan Yan, Microsoft

Gungor Polatkan, LinkedIn

Bruno Lepri, FBK-Irst

Amy Shi-Nash, HSBC

Amol Ghoting, LinkedIn Corporation

Flavian Vasile, Criteo

Melinda Han Williams, Dstillery

Qiang Ma, Google

Ido Guy, eBay Research

Mudhakar Srivatsa, IBM

Michelangelo D'Agostino, ShopRunner

Xiaoli Li, Institute for Infocomm Research

Luca Foschini, Evidation Health

Bo Zong, NEC Labs America

Iryna Skrypnyk, Pfizer


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