Carlotta Domeniconi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at George Mason University. Her research interests include machine learning, pattern recognition, educational data mining, and feature relevance estimation, with applications in text mining, bioinformatics, and finance. She has published extensively in premier journals and conferences in machine learning and data mining. She was the program co-Chair of SIAM SDM in 2012 and the co-Chair of a number of workshops, and she is serving as the General Chair for SIAM SDM 2016-17. Dr. Domeniconi has served as PC member and area chair for a variety of top-tier conferences; she was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions of Neural Networks and Learning Systems Journal, and is currently serving on the editorial board of TKDE, KAIS, and Computational Intelligence journals. Dr. Domeniconi is a recipient of an ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. She has worked as PI or co-PI on projects supported by the NSF, the US Army, the Air Force, the DoD, FINRA, and she is a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award.