2004 SIGKDD Service Award: Dr. Xindong Wu

In addition to his significant service contributions, Dr. Xindong Wu is also very active and productive in data mining research and has an excellent track record of publications including eight books (author of two, co-author of one and co-ed of five) and numerous journal and conference papers in data mining.

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2004 SIGKDD Innovation Award: Dr. Jiawei Han

Dr. Han is widely and well regarded as a pioneer researcher in data mining and knowledge discovery, who has made many fundamental research contributions. He has published more than 100 research papers on data mining in leading database and data mining conferences and journals. His contribution can be seen in almost every area of the field. Dr. Han is a very highly cited author, with over 3,000 citations, indicating the quality of his work, his influence in the field, and his contributions to many topics of data mining.

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2003 SIGKDD Service Award: Dr. Usama M. Fayyad

Dr. Fayyad is one of the pioneers in data mining research and one of the initiators of the KDD community as we know it today. In addition to his excellent research and development achievements in data mining and machine learning, he has actively served the KDD community since the days of the first KDD workshop at IJCAI-1989, and he plays a leading role in KDD community ever since.

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