Wallace Runner Up for SIGKDD Dissertation Award

Byron Wallace was selected as the Runner Up for the 2013 ACM SIGKDD Doctoral Dissertation Award. The selection committee called Byron's work "outstanding."

Bamshad Mobasher, chair of the SIGKDD Dissertation Award Committee, said Byron's selection as the runner up "serve[s] as a clear recognition of [his] accomplishments and contributions to the KDD community."

Byron, EG12, an assistant professor in Brown University's Center for Evidence-Based Medicine, was presented with a plaque during the opening ceremonies at the conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) in Chicago. He presented a summary of his dissertation "Machine Learning in Health Informatics: Making Better use of Domain Experts" during a special session of the conference.