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Xiang Zhang won Honorable Mention in the 2012 ACM SIGKDD Dissertation Award competition

Xiang ZhangXiang Zhang, Assistant Professor in Computer Science, won Honorable Mention in the 2012 ACM SIGKDD Dissertation Award competition for his Ph.D. dissertation, Efficient Algorithms for Detecting Genetic Interactions in Genome-Wide Association Study.  Xiang received his recognition at the 18th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD),  in Beijing last week.  SIGKDD is the premier organization related to data mining and data science and analytics. The chair of the committee wrote "your work impressed the selection committee and the standing as finalist, among a number of very strong candidates, represents a great accomplishment. Receiving this recognition will serve as a strong endorsement of your contributions to the KDD community." 

Prof. Xiang started at Case in August 2011 and also has just received an NSF award as PI entitled Mining Local Correlations in Extremely High-Dimensional Data: Models, Algorithms, and Applications http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1218036