UW CSE Ph.D. alumnus and Google Fellow Jeff Dean, along with MIT CSAIL Ph.D. alumnus and Google Fellow Sanjay Ghemawat, have been honored with this year’s ACM – Infosys Foundation Award “For their leadership in the science and engineering of Internet-scale distributed systems.” The citation goes on to say:
“Dean and Ghemawat led the conception, design, and implementation of much of Google’s revolutionary software infrastructure, which has transformed the practice and understanding of Internet-scale computing. Their efforts, along with those of their collaborators, created the first software designs for systems that harness the power of tens of thousands of computers. Their designs for systems such as MapReduce and BigTable are remarkable for scalability, the grace with which they tolerate faults, and the ease with which they support the construction of many new distributed services. We are in a new age of Internet-scale computing thanks in significant measure to the engineering innovations of Dean and Ghemawat.”
Congratulations Jeff and Sanjay! Read the ACM announcement here.