Scholarship applications are open to students and postdocs, including:
Students or Postdocs eligible to apply for funding must satisfy one of the following criteria:
Applicant scholarships will cover flight, accommodations, food, and conference registration. However, due to budgetary constraints, applicants residing outside of the U.S. may have to supplement some of their flight cost from other funds.
For the up to date information, please visit the event page.
BPDM is open to all conference registrants, however, due to mentoring activities and space constraints, we request all non-scholarship attendees to first request attendance by emailing email@example.com with the following information:
According to the U.S. National Science Foundation, underrepresented
students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,
Mathematics) include women, minorities (i.e.,
African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American/Alaska
Native), and persons with disabilities.
Due to the international nature of the field and of the program, we also consider students who attend non-U.S. Institution and come from a country which does not have an established Data Mining or Machine Learning degree program to be underrepresented.
The main objective of BPDM is to mentor, guide, and advance applicants from underrepresented groups to become successful researchers in Data Mining, by providing career mentoring advice and discipline-specific overviews of past accomplishments and future research directions in the field. Specifically, the program will primarily focus on helping young researchers at the graduate and post-graduate level become knowledgeable and connected in research and research paradigms of Data Mining. This program is the first of its kind in Data Mining aimed directly at fostering mentorship, guidance, and aptitude of underrepresented groups.
The structure of the program is geared to provide students with opportunities to learn, share, and connect.
In order to provide students with relevant and appropriate material, the organizers have targeted respected and leading members of the community who have mentoring experience and who also come from underrepresented groups.
BPDM started in 2012, co-hosted with the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM12). Previous years events can be found at our Events section.
We are lucky to have a number of partners, public and private, who kindly provide funding for BPDM. They are listed below:
A number of senior researchers, academics, directors, and managers kindly donate their time, experience, and expertise to help broaden the participation in Data Mining through our program. These individuals come from National Labs, Academia, Industry, and Government, and are often funded from their own budget.
Have more questions? Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.