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 […]