Our hearty congratulations to Prof Ada Fu, whose paper has been identified as the recipient of the Most Influential Paper Award from PAKDD 2012.

Jian Tang, Zhixiang Chen, Ada Wai-Chee Fu, and David Wai-Lok Cheung. Enhancing Effectiveness of Outlier Detections for Low Density Patterns. In Proceedings of the 6th Pacific-Asia Conference on Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, (PAKDD 2012)

The selection committee considered several criteria in coming to its decision. A review of citations was undertaken to identify a pool of candidates, followed by a challenger/champion approach to identify the winning paper. The winning paper is assessed by the committee for impact, influence, novelty, and significance.

Prof Fu has previously received the Influential Paper Award at the 25th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) (2009) for her paper "Efficient Time Series Matching by Wavelets" presented in 1999.