Dr. Michael Stonebraker

Dr. Michael Stonebraker, Professor, MIT
Dr. Stonebraker has been a pioneer of data base research and technology for more than
forty years. He was the main architect of the INGRES relational DBMS, and the object-
relational DBMS, POSTGRES. These prototypes were developed at the University of
California at Berkeley where Stonebraker was a Professor of Computer Science for
twenty five years. More recently at M.I.T. he was a co-architect of the Aurora/Borealis
stream processing engine, the C-Store column-oriented DBMS, the H-Store transaction
processing engine, the SciDB array DBMS, and the Data Tamer data curation system.
Presently he serves as Chief Technology Officer of Paradigm4 and Tamr, Inc.
Professor Stonebraker was awarded the ACM System Software Award in 1992 for his
work on INGRES. Additionally, he was awarded the first annual SIGMOD Innovation
award in 1994, and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1997. He
was awarded the IEEE John Von Neumann award in 2005 and the 2014 Turing Award,
and is presently an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at M.I.T, where he is co-
director of the Intel Science and Technology Center focused on big data.
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