1997 SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award
Dr. David Maier is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology. He has been chairman of the program committee of the ACM International Conference on the Management of Data, and served on the committees for the ACM Symposium on Principles of Database Systems and the first conference on Object-Oriented Programming Systems, Languages and Applications. He also served as an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Database Systems. Dr. Maier has consulted with Tektronix, Inc., Servio Corporation, the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC), Digital Equipment Corporation, Altair, Honeywell, Texas Instruments, IBM, Microsoft, Informix, Oracle, NCR, and Object Design, as well as several governmental agencies. He is a founding member of the Data-Intensive Systems Center (DISC), a joint project of OGI and Portland State University. He is the author of books on relational databases, logic programming and object-oriented databases, as well as papers in database theory, object-oriented technology and scientific databases. He received the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation in 1984 and was awarded the 1997 SIGMOD Innovations Award for his contributions in objects and databases. He is also an ACM Fellow. His holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Oregon (Honors College, 1974) and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science by Princeton University (1978).