July 24, 2021 – Singapore and San Diego, CA – KDD 2021 brings together researchers and practitioners from data science, machine learning, big data, and artificial intelligence (AI) to fuel the innovation of tomorrow. Singapore provides a fitting backdrop to the event. The country has established itself at the vanguard of AI and, in 2019, launched its National AI Strategy, outlining its vision to be a leader in developing and deploying scalable, impactful AI solutions in key sectors of high value and relevance to its citizens and businesses by 2030.
“We are extremely proud to be a part of this year’s KDD conference,” said Michael Zeller, Board Member of Aicadium. “As the center for AI Excellence within the Temasek Portfolio, Aicadium is interested in the growth and development of every aspect of the AI ecosystem and have been especially pleased to see the momentum around ethics in AI and the KDD Trust Day that will take place as part of the conference.”
As the largest and longest-running data mining conference globally, KDD 2021 features approximately 400 papers from both academia and industry presented across 100 sessions. This year, the organizers are focused on achieving equity across time zones – offering content spread out within a full 24-hour time window – to cover a multitude of attendee locations. Another important new feature this year: registered participants can now access all papers and presentation videos and interact with authors through live messaging systems before the conference begins.
In addition to workshops, lecture-style tutorials, and live interactive sessions, the conference features a notable roster of keynote speakers from academia, which include:
- Jeffrey Ullman, CEO of Gradiance Corp; Stanford W. Ascherman professor emeritus of engineering, Stanford University
- Shannon Glotzer, John W. Cahn Distinguished University Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, and the Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
- Claire Tomlin, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, University of California at Berkeley
- Vincent Conitzer, Kimberly J. Jenkins Distinguished University Professor of New Technologies and professor of computer science, economics, and philosophy, Duke University; head of technical AI engagement, Institute for Ethics in AI; professor of computer science and philosophy, University of Oxford
- Attendees will be able to immerse themselves in compelling content across various disciplines of data science, such as Health Day; Deep Learning Day; Trust Day; Environmental, Social and Governance Day; and KDD Cup Day. The conference also features numerous Applied Data Science invited talks, which will focus on innovative data science applications and will feature influential speakers and leading experts from organizations such as Instacart, ByteDance, Alibaba Group, Databricks, Google Research, Facebook AI, and Intel Labs.
For more information about KDD 2021 and to register, visit https://www.kdd.org/kdd2021/.