Avi Silberschatz


1997 SIGMOD Contributions Award

Avi Silberschatz is the director of the Information Sciences Research Center at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey. Prior to joining Bell Labs, he held an endowed chair in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include operating systems, database systems, and distributed systems. Most recently, he has explored multimedia storage servers, high-performance databases, real-time rating and billing systems, and real-time operating systems.

Dr. Silberschatz served as a member of the Biodiversity and Ecosystems Panel, for President Clinton’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology; as an advisor for the National Science Foundation; and as a consultant for several private industry companies.

Dr. Silberschatz has graduated over a dozen Ph.D. students who now hold positions in academic institutions and industrial research laboratories. His writings have appeared in numerous ACM and IEEE publications and in other professional conferences and journals. He received the 1998 ACM Karl V. Karlstrom outstanding educator award, the 1997 ACM SIGMOD contribution award, and the IEEE Computer Society Outstanding Paper Award for the article “Capability Manager,” which appeared in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. He is co-author of two well known textbooks — Operating System Concepts and Database System Concepts. He is an ACM Fellow and a senior member of the IEEE.