1999 SIGMOD Contributions Award
Raghu Ramakrishnan is Professor of Computer Sciences and Vilas Associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Chairman and CTO of QUIQ, a company that is pioneering collaborative customer support. His research is in the area of database systems, in particular databases and information retrieval, data mining, and query optimization. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, and co-director of the UW-Madison Data Mining Institute. Dr. Ramakrishnan is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and has received several awards, including a Packard Foundation Fellowship and an ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award. He has authored over 100 technical papers and written the widely-used text “Database Management Systems” (WCB/McGraw-Hill), now in its second edition (with J. Gehrke).