C. Mohan


1996 SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award


Dr. C. Mohan joined IBM Almaden Research Center in 1981. He was named an IBM Fellow in 1997 for being recognized worldwide as a leading innovator in transaction management. He received the 1996 ACM SIGMOD Innovations Award in recognition of his innovative contributions to the development and use of database systems. He has received from IBM 1 Corporate and 7 Outstanding Innovation Awards. He is an IBM Master Inventor with 32 patents. His research results are implemented in numerous IBM and non-IBM products and prototypes. He is the primary inventor of the ARIES family of recovery and locking methods, and the industry-standard Presumed Abort commit protocol. He was Program Chair for VLDB96 and HPTS87. He is an editor of VLDB Journal, and Distributed and Parallel Databases – An International Journal. He received a BTech (1977) from IIT Madras and a PhD (1981) from UT Austin.