I am pleased to report that the Special Interest Group on Management of Data (SIGMOD) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named a team of SDSS members the recipients of the 2021 SIGMOD Systems Award. The citation reads “…Sloan Digital Sky Survey, an early and influential demonstration of the power of data science to transform a scientific domain. Not only has this system shown off the value of data management technology, it has also influenced data management by publishing real analytic workloads that have been used for testing, comparing, and advancing data management systems.”Tim Heckman, Dr. A. Hermann Pfund Professor and Department Chair of Physics & Astronomy at JHU
Many members of the team of awardees are current or past IDIES team members:
Robert Brunner, Tamas Budavari, Sam Carliles, Peter Kunszt, Gerard Lemson, Nolan Li, Dmitry Medvedev, Deoyani Nandrekar-Heinis, Maria Nieto-Santisteban, Wil O’Mullane, Victor Paul, Alex Szalay, Gyula Szokoly, Manu Taghizadeh-Popp, Jordan Raddick, Bonnie Souter, Ani Thakar, Jan Vandenberg, and Sue Werner.