Each year VLDB – the International Conference on Very Large Databases – gives an award to the paper that appeared in the conference ten years previously and felt, with the benefit of hindsight, to have had the greatest impact.
UW CSE’s Dan Suciu and Nilesh Dalvi have just been named as the recipients of the VLDB 2014 10-year Best Paper Award for their paper “Efficient Query Evaluation on Probabilistic Databases,” which appeared in VLDB 2004.
Dan was (and is) a UW CSE faculty member. Nilesh, in 2004, was a UW CSE Ph.D. student working with Dan; Nilesh received his Ph.D. in 2007 and worked at Yahoo! Research and Facebook before founding Troo.ly this past December.
Congratulations to Dan and Nilesh!
(The VLDB 2011 10-year Best Paper Award also went to CSE authors – Jayant Madhavan (a UW CSE Ph.D. alum, currently at Google) and Phil Bernstein (a UW CSE Affiliate Professor, working at Microsoft Research), along with their co-author Erhard Rahm, for their VLDB 2001 paper “Generic Schema Matching with Cupid.”)