Rok Sosič, Rayid Ghani, Jure Leskovec
||ACM SIGKDD Explorations Newsletter, 2019, Vol.21 (1), pp.36-37
||Association for Computing Machinery Journal
The SIGKDD Impact Program was established in 2017. As the SIGKDD community has expanded its reach dramati- cally over the past few years and the KDD conference has grown into a major global event, the aim for the social im- pact program is to focus the power of the community to- wards a broader positive societal impact. The goal of this program was to support projects that pro- mote data science, increase its impact on society, and help the data science community. The project duration was lim- ited to one year. The total amount of funding provided by the SIGKDD Impact Program in 2018 was $250k, given as unrestricted gifts. Projects funded in 2018 were required to present a mid- project update of their work and outcomes at the KDD 2018 conference in London in August 2018.