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UW CSE Ph.D. alum Roxana Geambasu is runner-up for inaugural SIGOPS Dennis M. Ritchie Doctoral Dissertation Award


Roxana Geambasu and Stefan Savage

The Dennis M. Ritchie Doctoral Dissertation Award was created by the computer systems research community in 2013 to recognize research in software systems and to encourage the creativity that Dennis Ritchie embodied, providing a reminder of Ritchie’s legacy and what a difference one person can make in the field of software systems research.

At the ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles today, UW CSE Ph.D. alumna Roxana Geambasu, a professor in the Computer Science Department at Columbia University, was recognized as runner-up in the inaugural Ritchie Award competition. The winner was Mona Attariyan, a University of  Michigan Ph.D. alumna now at Google Seattle.

We congratulate Roxana, and we note that Dennis Ritchie, like Roxana’s UW CSE Ph.D. advisor Hank Levy, never received a Ph.D.