Rao Kotagiri has been a Professor at The University of Melbourne since 1989. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, as well as the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He has a long history of promoting ICDM and the field of data mining. He was a founding member of ICDM and has been a Steering Committee member since its inception. He was Honorary Chair for ICDM 2012 in Sydney and has also undertaken roles such as Panels Chair and Awards Chair for the conference.
Professor Kotagiri's service to the broader data mining community includes service on a range of editorial boards, including IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Knowledge and Information Systems, The VLDB Journal and Statistical Analysis and Data Mining. He is recently a General co-Chair for IEEE ICDE (2013) and ACM SIGMOD (2014), venues fostering top research in databases and knowledge discovery. He has also been active in the Asia-Pacific region, being co-PC Chair for the 2nd PAKDD Conference in 1998 and shortly afterwards, being one of the co-founders of the PAKDD Steering Committee.
Professor Kotagiri has also made significant contributions to the research areas of pattern mining and classification, intrusion detection and text mining. He has published over 300 research papers and supervised 48 PhD students.
2014 IEEE ICDM Nomination and Evaluation Committees