Dr. Piatetsky-Shapiro is the founder of the Knowledge Discovery in Database conference series (KDD, now the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining). He organized and chaired the first three KDD workshops in 1989, 1991, and 1993, and was again the General Chair of the KDD-98 conference. He helped create ACM SIGKDD, the leading professional organization for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, and was elected in June 2001 as a director of SIGKDD and in June 2005 as the Chair of SIGKDD.
He is also serving on the Steering Committee of ICDM, and has been on on the program committees of numerous other conferences and workshops in artificial intelligence and databases. He is an associate editor of the ACM Transactions on KDD and on the editorial board of the Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery journal. He is the Editor and Publisher of KDnuggets News (the leading newsletter on data mining and knowledge discovery) and the associated www.KDnuggets.com website (for data mining and knowledge discovery software, jobs, and other information).
Dr. Piatetsky-Shapiro has over 60 publications, including two best-selling books and several edited collections on topics related to data mining and knowledge discovery, including SIGKDD Explorations Special Issue on Microarray Data Mining.
2007 IEEE ICDM Nomination and Evaluation Committees