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Laura Haas receives the 2015 SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award (up to IBM Research Computer Science Blog)
The award is given 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."