ACM SIGMOD 2017 Most Reproducible Paper Award Winners

This award recognizes the best papers in terms of reproducibility. The three most reproducible papers are picked every year and the awards are presented during the awards session of the SIGMOD conference (next year). Each award comes with a 750$ honorarium sponsored by IBM. The criteria are as follows: (i) coverage (ideal: all results can […]

Yannis E. Ioannidis is Awarded the 2017 SIGMOD Contributions Award

Yannis E. Ioannidis   2017 SIGMOD Contributions Award   Professor Yannis E. Ioannidis is the recipient of the 2017 ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award for his sustained leadership and dedicated service to the database community, especially as part of the SIGMOD Executive Committee and the VLDB Endowment. Details: Yannis Ioannidis is currently a Professor at the Department of […]

Magdalena Balazinska, Hari Balakrishnan, Samuel Madden, and Michael Stonebraker receive the 2017 SIGMOD Test of Time Award

Fault-tolerance in the Borealis distributed stream processing system Magdalena Balazinska, Hari Balakrishnan, Samuel Madden, Michael Stonebraker Original Abstract: We present a replication-based approach to fault-tolerant distributed stream processing in the face of node failures, network failures, and network partitions. Our approach aims to reduce the degree of inconsistency in the system while guaranteeing that available […]

The 2017 SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award is awarded to Peter Bailis

ACM SIGMOD is pleased to present the 2017 SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award to Peter Bailis. Peter completed his dissertation titled “Coordination Avoidance in Distributed Databases” at the University of California, Berkeley, under the supervision of Joseph Hellerstein, Ion Stoica, and Ali Ghodsi. The main contribution of Peter’s thesis is the introduction and study […]

Professor Gerhard Weikum receives the 2016 SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award

Gerhard Weikum   2016 SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award Professor Gerhard Weikum is the recipient of the 2016 SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovation Award for pioneering work on the automatic construction of large knowledge bases. Details: Gerhard Weikum’s research spans three decades. He made major contributions on transactional and distributed systems, self-tuning database systems, data & […]

Professor Martin Kersten receives the 2016 SIGMOD Systems Award

Martin Kersten 2016 SIGMOD Systems Award Professor Martin Kersten is the recipient of the 2016 SIGMOD Systems Award for the design and implementation of MonetDB, a pioneering main-memory database system based on a columnar data organization. Details: Professor Martin Kersten (http://https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_L._Kersten) is a CWI Research Fellow (the Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science Research of the Netherlands), professor at the […]

Peter Buneman, Adriane Chapman, James Cheney receive the 2016 SIGMOD Test of Time Award

Provenance Management in Curated Databases Peter Buneman, Adriane Chapman, James Cheney Original Abstract: Curated databases in bioinformatics and other disciplines are the result of a great deal of manual annotation, correction and transfer of data from other sources. Provenance information concerning the creation, attribution, or version history of such data is crucial for assessing its […]

Professor Samuel Madden receives the 2016 SIGMOD Contributions Award

Samuel Madden   2016 SIGMOD Contributions Award   Professor Samuel Madden is awarded the 2016 SIGMOD Contributions award for his work on conceptualizing, instigating and shepherding the ACM SIGMOD Programming Contest through its first years.. Details: Samuel Madden is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. His research interests include […]

Michael Stonebraker and Lawrence Rowe Receive the Inagural (2015) SIGMOD Systems Award

Dr. Michael Stonebraker and Dr. Lawrence A. Rowe are the recipients of the 2015 SIGMOD Systems Award for fundamental contributions to the design and implementation of modern, object-relational database systems as embodied by the Postgres DBMS.   Michael Stonebraker and Lawrence Rowe      2015 SIGMOD Systems Award   Dr. Michael Stonebraker and Dr. Lawrence A. Rowe are the recipients […]