Here is a list of this year's winners of SIGMOD and PODS Awards.
Congratulations to all of them for these significant achievements.
Copyright © Mon Nov 2 21:12:45 2009
by Michael Ley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The 2001 SIGMOD Innovations Award goes to
Prof. Rudolf Bayer of the
Technical University of Munich,
for his invention of the B-Tree (with
Edward M. McCreight), of B-Tree prefix compression,
and of lock coupling (a.k.a. crabbing) for concurrent access to B-Trees
(with Mario Schkolnick).
All of these techniques are widely used in commercial database products.
Prof. Bayer has also made many other important research contributions to the database field over a 30 year carreer in the areas of transaction management, deductive database, digital libraries, and most recently to OLAP where he developed
(with Volker Markl) the UB-Tree index that exploits space-filling curves for multidimensional indexing.
- The 2001 SIGMOD Contributions Award goes to
Prof. Daniel J. Rosenkrantz of the
University at Albany - State University of New York, for his outstanding and sustained services to the database field. Prof. Rosenkrantz was on the PODS Executive Committee 1990-1995, was PODS General Chair in 1984, 1990, and 1991, and was instrumental in encouraging the co-location of the PODS and SIGMOD Conferences. He has also made important research contributions to database concurrency control. He served as an editor of JACM 1981-1986 and was editor-in-chief of JACM 1986-1991. Prof. Rosenkrantz has carried out pioneering reserch in numerous areas of computer science. He was elected an ACM Fellow in 1995.
- The SIGMOD Best Paper Award this year went to: "Locally Adaptive Dimensionality Reduction for Indexing Large Time Series Databases," by
Eamonn J. Keogh,
Sharad Mehrotra, and
Michael J. Pazzani
- The PODS Best Paper Award went to: "Optimal Aggregation Algorithms for Middleware" by Ronald Fagin (IBM Almaden), Amnon Lotem (Univ. of Maryland),
Moni Naor (Weizmann Institute of Science)
- The PODS Best Newcomer Award went to "Relaxed Multi-Way Trees with Group Updates", by Kim S. Larsen (Univ. of Southern Denmark).
- The 2001 ACM Undergraduate Award winners are: Nilesh N. Dalvi (IIT Bombay, India), Antonio Gomez (Univ. Simon Bolivar, Venezuela), Jason Chionh Chern Hooi (National Univ. of Singapore), Sumit K. Sanghaio (IIT Bombay, India), and Markus Wawryniuk (Martin-Luther Univ., Germany).