2015 SIGKDD Data Science/Data Mining PhD Dissertation Award – Nominations due Apr 30

This annual award by ACM SIGKDD seeks to recognize outstanding research by doctoral candidates in the field of data mining, data science, and knowledge discovery. Nominations due Apr 30.


Nomination Deadline: April 30, 2015

This annual award was established by ACM SIGKDD in 2008 to recognize excellent research by doctoral candidates in the field of data mining, data science, and knowledge discovery.The KDD Doctoral Dissertation Award winner and up to two runners-up will be recognized at the KDD conference, and their dissertations will have the opportunity to be published on the KDD Web site (http://www.kdd.org).

The award winner will receive a plaque, a check for $2,500. The award winner will also receive a free registration to attend the KDD conference. The runners-up will receive a plaque at the conference. The winner and runners-up will be invited to present his or her work in a special session at the KDD conference.


The final dissertation defense should take place at the nominee's host institution before the submission deadline. Furthermore, the final dissertation defense must not have taken place prior to January 1st, 2014. Nominations are limited to one doctoral dissertation per department or academic unit. Submissions must be received by the submission deadline.

Each nominated dissertation must also have been successfully defended by the candidate, and the final version of each nominated dissertation must have been accepted by the candidate's academic unit. An English version of the dissertation must be submitted with the nomination. A dissertation can be nominated for both the SIGKDD Doctoral Dissertation Award and the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award.

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2015.
Notification of Awards: July 1, 2015.
Award Presentation at KDD 2015: August 10-13, Sydney, Australia.

For submission procedure and additional details visit