ACM SIGKDD announced that Ramakrishnan Srikant is the winner of its 2006 Innovation Award. Srikant is recognized for his seminal work on mining association rules and privacy preserving data mining.
ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award is the highest technical award in the field of data mining and knowledge discovery. It is given to one individual or one group of collaborators who has made significant technical innovations in the field of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery that have been transferred to practice in significant ways, or that have significantly influenced direction of research and development in the field.
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Dr. Srikant received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and his B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
( personal page :http://www.rsrikant.com/)