Samuel Madden

2024 SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award

The SIGMOD 2024 Edgar F Codd Innovations Award goes to Samuel Madden (MIT) for his wide ranging contributions to multiple aspects of data management, including column-oriented database systems, high performance transaction processing, and systems for mobile and sensor data.

Samuel Madden is a College of Computing Distinguished Professor of Computing at MIT. His research projects include learned database systems, the C-Store column-oriented database system, and the CarTel mobile sensor network system. Madden heads the Data Systems Group at MIT and the Data Science and AI Lab (DSAIL), an industry supported collaboration focused on developing systems that use AI and machine learning. Madden was named one of Technology Review’s Top 35 Under 35 in 2005 and an ACM Fellow in 2020, and is the recipient of several awards, including an NSF CAREER award, a Sloan Foundation Fellowship, and “test of time” awards from VLDB, SIGMOD, SIGMOBILE, and SenSys. His work has had significant industrial impact, particularly through startups, including as a co-founder of Vertica Inc., and as the co-founder and Chief Scientist at Cambridge Mobile Telematics, which develops technology used by millions of people to make roads safer and drivers better.