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SIGMOD Awards

SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award

For innovative and highly significant contributions of enduring value to the development, understanding, or use of database systems and databases. Until 2003, this award was known as the "SIGMOD Innovations Award." In 2004, SIGMOD, with the unanimous approval of ACM Council, decided to rename the award to honor Dr. E.F. (Ted) Codd (1923 - 2003) who invented the relational data model and was responsible for the significant development of the database field as a scientific discipline.

2007
Jennifer Widom [citation]
2006
Jeffrey D. Ullman [citation]
2005
Michael Carey [citation]
2004
Ronald Fagin [citation]
2003
Don Chamberlin [citation]
2002
Patricia Selinger [bio]
2001
Rudolf Bayer [bio]
2000
Rakesh Agrawal [bio]
1999
Hector Garcia-Molina [bio]
1998
Serge Abiteboul [bio]
1997
David Maier [bio]
1996
C. Mohan [bio]
1995
David DeWitt [bio]
1994
Philip Bernstein [bio]
1993
Jim Gray [bio]
1992
Michael Stonebraker [bio]

SIGMOD Contributions Award

For significant contributions to the field of database systems through research funding, education, and professional services. Recipients of the award are the following:

2007
Hans-Jörg Schek [citation]
2006
Tamer Özsu [citation]
2005
Hongjun Lu [citation]
2004
Surajit Chaudhuri [citation]
2003
Michael Ley [citation]
2002
Richard Snodgrass [citation]
2001
Daniel Rosenkrantz [bio]
2000
Laura Haas [bio] Michael Carey [bio]
1999
Raghu Ramakrishnan [bio]
1998
Won Kim [bio]
1997
Avi Silberschatz [bio]
1996
Jeffrey Ullman [bio]
1995
Yahiko Kambayashi [bio] Gio Wiederhold [bio]
1992
Maria Zemankova [bio]

SIGMOD Best Paper Award

Recipients of the award are the following:

2007 Compiling Mappings to Bridge Applications and Databases. Sergey Melnik, Atul Adya, and Philip Bernstein
Scalable Approximate Query Processing with the DBO Engine. Christopher Jermaine, Subramanian Arumugam, Abhijit Pol, and Alin Dobra
2006 To Search or to Crawl? Towards a Query Optimizer for Text-Centric Tasks. Panagiotis Ipeirotis, Eugene Agichtein, Pranay Jain, and Luis Gravano
2004 Indexing Spatio-Temporal Trajectories with Chebyshev Polynomials. Raymond Ng and Yuhan Cai
2003 Spreadsheets in RDBMS for OLAP. Abhinav Gupta, Andy Witkowski, Gregory Dorman, Srikanth Bellamkonda, Tolga Bozkaya, Nathan Folkert, and Lei Sheng
2001 Locally Adaptive Dimensionality Deduction for Indexing Large Time Series Databases. Eamonn Keogh, Kaushik Chakrabarti, Sharad Mehrotra, and Michael Pazzani
2000 XMill: An Efficient Compressor for XML data. Hartmut Liefke and Dan Suciu
1999 DynaMat: A Dynamic View Management System for Data Warehouses. Yannis Kotidis and Nick Roussopoulos
1998 Efficient Transparent Application Recovery in Client Server Information Systems. David Lomet and Gerhard Weikum
Integrating Association Rule Mining with Relational Database Systems: Alternatives and Implications. Sunita Sarawagi, Shiby Thomas, and Rakesh Agrawal
1997 Fast Parallel Similarity Search in Multimedia Databases. Stefan Berchtold, Christian Bohm, Bernhard Braunmuller, Daniel Keim, and Hans Peter Kriegel
1996 Implementing Data Cubes Efficiently. Venky Harinarayan, Anand Rajaraman, and Jeffrey Ullman
1994 Fast Subsequence Matching in Time-Series Databases. Christos Faloutsos, M. Ranganathan, and Yannis Manolopoulos
AlphaSort: A RISC Machine Sort. Chris Nyberg, Tom Barclay, Zarka Cvetanovic, Jim Gray, and David Lomet

SIGMOD Test of Time Award

The ACM SIGMOD Test of Time Award recognizes the best paper from the SIGMOD proceedings 10 years prior (i.e., for 1998 the 1988 proceedings will be consulted), based on the criterion of identifying the paper that has had the most impact (research, products, methodology) over the intervening decade. This paper is chosen by the SIGMOD Awards Committee.

Recipients of the award are the following:

2007 Online Aggregation. Joseph M. Hellerstein, Peter J. Haas, and Helen J. Wang [award abstract]
2006 BIRCH: An Efficient Data Clustering Method for Very Large Databases. Tian Zhang, Raghu Ramakrishnan, and Miron Livny [award abstract]
Implementing Data Cubes Efficiently. Venky Harinarayan, Anand Rajaraman, and Jeffrey D. Ullman [award abstract]
2005 View Maintenance in a Warehousing Environment. Yue Zhuge, Hector Garcia-Molina, Jennifer Widom, Joachim Hammer
2004 From Structured Documents to Novel Query Facilities. Vassilis Christophides, Serge Abiteboul, Sophie Cluet, and Michel Scholl [award abstract]
Shoring Up Persistent Applications. Michael J. Carey, David J. DeWitt, Michael J. Franklin, Nancy E. Hall, Mark L. McAuliffe, Jeffrey F. Naughton, Daniel T. Schuh, Marvin H. Solomon, C. K. Tan, Odysseas G. Tsatalos, Seth J. White, and Michael J. Zwilling [award abstract]
2003 Mining Association Rules Between Sets of Items in Large Databases. Rakesh Agrawal, Tomasz Imielinski, and Arun Swami [award abstract]
2002 Extensible/Rule Based Query Rewrite Optimization in Starburst. H. Pirahesh, J. M. Hellerstein, and W. Hasan
Querying Object-Oriented Databases. M. Kifer, W. Kim, and Y. Sagiv
2000 Encapsulation of Parallelism in the Volcano Query Processing System. Goetz Graefe
Set-Oriented Production Rules in Relational Database Systems. Jennifer Widom and Shel Finkelstein
1999 F-Logic: A Higher-Order Language for Reasoning About Objects, Inheritance, and Scheme. Michael Kifer and Georg Lausen
A Case for Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID). David A. Patterson, Garth A. Gibson, and Randy H. Katz

SIGMOD Doctoral Dissertation Award

The annual ACM SIGMOD Doctoral Dissertation Award, inaugurated in 2006, recognizes excellent research by doctoral candidates in the database field.

2007 Winner: Boon Thau Loo (advisor: Joseph M. Hellerstein and Ion Stoica), University of California at Berkeley.
Honourable Mentions: Xifeng Yan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Martin Theobald, Saarland University
2006 Winner: Gerome Miklau (advisor: Dan Suciu), University of Washington.
Runners-up: Marcelo Arenas (advisor: Leonid Libkin), University of Toronto; Yanlei Diao (advisor: Michael Franklin), University of California at Berkeley.

SIGMOD Undergraduate Award

The ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data (SIGMOD) wants undergraduate students who have an interest in database systems to experience the cutting edge research presented at the ACM SIGMOD/PODS Joint Conferencess. In order to help those undergraduate students attend the conference, hence encouraging them to pursue a career related to database research, the ACM SIGMOD Undergraduate Scholarship Program was introduced by SIGMOD in 2000.

2007 Rui Fang, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, China
Marcin Kwietniewski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, and York University, Canada
Yin Yee (Samantha) Leung, University of British Columbia, Canada
Rui Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Yinan Li, Peking University, China
Zhongyuan Wang, Renmin University, China
Zhijun Yin, Fudan University, China
2006 Ioannis Antonellis, University of Patras, Greece
Mark Daly, Princeton Univ., USA
Zhiwei (Tony) Qin, University of British Columbia, Canada
Morgan Jaclyn Gregory, University of British Columbia, Canada
Joshua Schiffman, Penn State University, USA
2005 Arpit Jain, IIT Bombay, India
Jaekyun Seok, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Naju Mancheril, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Linus Liang, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Derek Dalrymple, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
2004 Andrei Arion, France
Anoop Shankar, Canada
Gaurav Pandey, India
Shashank Pandit, India
Shaveen Garg, India
2003 Eric Chu, Univ. of Washington, USA
Anurag Maskey, Brandeis Univ., USA
Nicoleta Preda, Politechnic Univ. of Bucharest, Romania
Ping Wu, Fudan Univ., China
2002 Daniel J. Abadi
Wu Cen
Justin Rosenstein
Yaling Pei
2001 Jason Chionh
Nilesh Dalvi
Antonio Gomez
Markus Wawryniuk
Sumit Kumar Sanghai
2000 Keiji Oenoki
Matjaz Planinsic
Gaurav Bhalota
Ryan Huebsch
Antonio Dona

SIGMOD Special Service Award

In recognition of volunteer efforts to the database field. Recipients of the award are the following:

1997
Michael Ley

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