Computer science professor Padhraic Smyth is the Program Chair for the 17th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. Considered the premier annual international research conference on data mining, the event this year drew a record-setting 1,000+ attendees. Approximately 725 research papers were submitted (another record), of which 125 were accepted for oral or poster presentation at the meeting. The review process involved more than 350 reviewers and 35 senior program committee members. Keynote presenters include Peter Norvig (Google), Stephen Boyd (Stanford University), David Haussler (UC Santa Cruz) and Judea Pearl (UCLA).