Tom Fawcett

Tom Fawcett
contact: tom.fawcett at gmail dot com

I have recently finished a book, Data Science for Business: What You Need to Know About Data Mining and Data-analytic Thinking, with Foster Provost, published by O'Reilly.

My résumé (technically a C.V.)

Professional Service

I am on the editorial board of the Machine Learning Journal.

I was a program chair of ICML-03 (The Twentieth International Conference on Machine Learning). 

  • I guest edited a special issue of Machine Learning journal on Data Mining Lessons Learned, which appeared as volume 15, issues 1-2.  
  • I guest edited (with Bart Baesens and David Marten) a special issue of Machine Learning on Swarm Intelligence for Knowledge Discovery in Data.

CV, Publications, etc.


One of my interests is the problem of spam detection and filtering, as well as general email classification.

  • I studied spam and spam filtering for a while, and then wrote a paper: "In vivo" spam filtering: A challenge problem for data mining. The audience is data mining researchers, but I recommend the paper to anyone interested in studying the problem. The real spam filtering problem has a lot of interesting aspects that most people ignore.

  • I have reviewed for the Conference on Email and Anti-Spam (CEAS-04, CEAS-10)

  • I was program chair of the Second Conference on Email and Anti-Spam (CEAS-05).

  • I'm on the Technical Advisory Council of Proofpoint, Inc., a spam filtering company.

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