Principles and Methodologies - Awards


Recent Awards: External to IBM

Awards to People

Awards for Papers

 

 

Recent Awards: Internal to IBM

Awards to People

  • 2015 Academy of Technology: David Woodruff was named a member of the IBM Academy of Technology
  • 2015 Patent Portfolio Award: Nimrod Megiddo, for his outstanding contribution to the Efficient Retrieval of Uniform Resource Locators achievement
  • 2015 Corporate Award: Ron Fagin, for pioneering research in rank and score aggregation
  • 2010 Corporate Award: Ron Fagin, for advances in database theory
  • 2009 Academy of Technology: Miklos Ajtai was named a member of the IBM Academy of Technology
  • 2009 Master Inventor: Nimrod Megiddo was honored as an IBM Master Inventor
  • 2007 Academy of Technology: Ron Fagin was named a member of the IBM Academy of Technology

Awards for Papers

  • 2015 Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award was awarded to Vitaly Feldman, Anindya De (UC Berkeley), Iias Diakonikolas (UC Berkeley), and Rocco Servedio (Columbia Univ.)
  • 2013 Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award was awarded to Ken Clarkson and David Woodruff
  • 2012 Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award was awarded to Ken Clarkson, Elad Hazan, and David Woodruff
  • 2010 Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award was awarded to Jelani Nelson (MIT), Daniel Kane (MIT), and David Woodruff
  • 2008 Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award was awarded to Jacob Abernathy (UC Berkeley), Elad Hazan and Alexander Rakhlin (UC Berkeley) (Announced August 2009)
  • 2005 Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award was awarded to Volker Markl, Peter Haas, Nimrod Megiddo, Marcel Kutsch (IBM Germany), T.M. Tran (IBM SVL), and Utkarsh Srivastava (former summer intern, Stanford) (Announced July 2006)
  • 2004 Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award was awarded to Ron Fagin, Phokion Kolaitis, Lucian Popa, Wang-Chiew Tan (UC Santa Cruz) (Announced August 2005)
  • 2003 Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award was awarded to Nimrod Megiddo and Dharmendra Modha (Announced August 2004)
  • 2002 IBM Research CS/EE/Math Best Paper Award was awarded to Miklos Ajtai (Announced August 2003)
  • 2001 IBM Research CS/EE/Math Best Paper Awards were awarded to Ron Fagin, Ravi Kumar, and D. Sivakumar (Announced August 2002)

Awards for Accomplishments, Innovations, or Patents

  • 2015 IBM Research Division Outstanding Accomplishment: Nimrod Megiddo and Dharmendra Modha, for "Advanced Caching Algorithms & Analysis for Storage Performance Enhancements"
  • 2014 Research Division Accomplishment: Jan Vondrak for "Optimization of Submodular Functions"
  • 2014 Research Division Accomplishment: Phokion Kolaitis and Bogdan Alexe for "Synthesis of Schema Mappings from Data Examples"
  • 2014 Research Division Accomplishment: Costas Bekas, Alessandro Curioni, Ken Clarkson, Vikas Sindhwani, Haim Avron, David P Woodruff, Georgios Kollias, Yves Ineichen, Cristiano Maloissi, Kohichi Takeda, Yuquing Gao for "Low complexity kernels for cognitive computing"
  • 2012 IBM Research Division Outstanding Accomplishment and Outstanding Technical Achievement Award: T. S. Jayram and David Woodruff, for "Processing Large Datasets: Algorithms and Computational Limits"
  • 2008 IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award and 2006 IBM Outstanding Innovation Award: Ron Fagin and Phokion Kolaitis, with Lucian Popa, for schema mappings research
  • 2007 IBM Supplemental Patent Issue Award: Ron Fagin and Nimrod Megiddo, with Moni. Naor, Dalit Naor, and Jeffrey Lotspiech, for key IBM patents on encryption keys
  • 2005 IBM Research Division Accomplishment: Nimrod Megiddo, with Bruce Cassidy, Benny Gill, and Dharmendra Modha, for research on adaptive replacement caches
  • 2005 IBM Research Division Accomplishment: Ron Fagin and Phokion Kolaitis, with Lucian Popa, for research on foundations of schema mappings. Was upgraded in 2007 (along with practice of schema mappings by Howard Ho, Laura Haas, and Mauricio. Hernandez) to an Outstanding IBM Research Division Accomplishment.
  • 2004 IBM Research Division Accomplishment and IBM Outstanding Innovation Award: Miklos Ajtai, for lower bounds for branching programs
  • 2004 IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award: Nimrod Megiddo, with Dharmendra Modha, for research on adaptive replacement cache algorithms
  • 2003 IBM supplemental Patent Issue Award: Miklos Ajtai, Ron Fagin, and Larry Stockmeyer, with Randal Burns, Darrell Long, David Pease, Bernie Lopez, Robert Morris, and Norm Pass, for key IBM patents on differential backup
  • 2003 IBM Research Division Accomplishment: David Gibson, Jon Kleinberg, Ravi Kumar, Sridhar Rajagopalan, and Andrew Tomkins, for research on using the link structure of the web
  • 2002 IBM Outstanding Innovation Award: Miklos Ajtai, Ron Fagin and Larry Stockmeyer, with Randal Burns, for differential backup for Tivoli Storage Manager
  • 2001 IBM Research Division Accomplishment and IBM Outstanding Innovation Award: Ron Fagin, for research on aggregation algorithms for middleware

 




Ron Fagin, IBM Fellow!

On April 10, 2012, theory group member Ron Fagin was named an IBM Fellow. This is IBM's highest technical distinction; there have been only 238 IBM Fellows since the program began in 1963. See here for more, and an interview with Ron.


Tribute to John Backus

A tribute to John Backus, one of the first members of our Theory Group, written by Alex Aiken