Funds to Establish a TAO LI AWARD

Dr. Tao Li, a talented Professor of Computer Science at Florida International University, suffered a stroke during a doctoral defense on December 6, 2017. He passed away on December 13, 2017, at the age of 42. During his short but productive life, Professor Li became an internationally renowned expert in data mining and machine learning, with numerous national/international awards, including NSF CAREER Award, Kauffman Professor Award, IBM Scalable Data Analytics Innovation Award, and multiple Mentorship/Service Awards at FIU, etc. He had also supervised 16 doctoral students to complete their doctoral programs, many of whom now are active researchers in their relative fields. His excellence in research, passion in teaching and students’ supervision, and great leadership and personality will always be missed and remembered.

In honor of Professor Li’s life and accomplishments and with the approval of his family, we are seeking contributions to establish a TAO LI AWARD, which will be used to reward excellent early career researchers (individuals either in a doctoral program or who have received a doctoral degree less than 10 years prior to receiving the Award) in the field of data mining and machine learning. This award, worth $1,000 for one awardee (the recipient can be an individual or a group) and the selection process managed by the ICDM Steering Committee, will be announced and given out once a year at the annual IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM). This Award will continue, as long as the fund remains solvent and available.  

Information about Professor Tao Li:

Information about ICDM:
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
  • Jiayu Zhou 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
  • Qiang Guo 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
  • Quanquan Gu 
    • $200 
    • 45 mos
  • Junzhou Huang 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

X. Zhu (On behalf of ICDM) 
Boca Raton, FL
Sharon Brown 
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