For contributions to knowledge discovery and data mining algorithms.
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He has worked extensively in the field of data mining, with particular interests in data streams, privacy, uncertain data and social network analysis. He has authored 8 books, over 400 papers in refereed venues, and has applied for or been granted over 80 patents. His h-index is 100. Because of the commercial value of his patents, he has received several invention achievement awards and has been designated a Master Inventor at IBM. He has received an IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award and a Research Division Award for his contributions to System S, which was the first research prototype of IBM's streaming product (IBM Infosphere Streams). He is a recipient of an IBM Corporate Award (2003) for his work on bio-terrorist threat detection in data streams, a recipient of the IBM Outstanding Innovation Award (2008) for his scientific contributions to privacy technology, and a recipient of two IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards (2008) for his scientific contributions to high-dimensional and data stream analytics. He has received two best paper awards and an EDBT Test-of-Time Award (2014). He is a recipient of the IEEE ICDM Research Contributions Award (2015) and the ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award (2019), which are the two highest awards for research in the field of data mining. He has served as the general or program co-chair of the IEEE Big Data Conference (2014), the ICDM Conference (2015), the ACM CIKM Conference (2015), and the KDD Conference (2016). He is an editor-in-chief of the ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining , and has served as editor-in-chief of the ACM SIGKDD Explorations. He is serving or has served as associate editor/action editor of several premier journals including the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, the IEEE Transactions on Big Data, the Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Journal , and the Knowledge and Information Systems Journal. He is a fellow of the IEEE (2010), ACM (2013), and the SIAM (2015) for "contributions to knowledge discovery and data mining algorithms."