Turing Award winner to attend 2022 Big Data Expo
Updated: May 12, 2022
Turing Award winner and world-famous computer scientist Dr Michael Stonebraker is invited to attend and deliver a speech at the 2022 Big Data Expo. [Photo/Guiyang news network]
At the opening ceremony of the China International Big Data Industry Expo, which will be held online on May 26, Turing Award winner Dr Michael Stonebraker will be invited to deliver a speech on "how to extract the most value from data assets" online.
Stonebraker was born in 1943. He got a bachelor's degree at Princeton University in 199 and master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Michigan in 1967 and 1971, respectively.
During his 28 years as a teacher of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, he led the R&D of the database systems of Ingres, Postgres and Mariposa.
He is also the founder of the database companies of Ingres, Illustra, Cohera, StreamBase Systems and Vertica, which successfully commercialized various research achievements and prototype systems.
As a database expert, Stonebraker is famous for his work in the establishment, R&D and improvement of relational database management systems and data warehouses.
He won the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Software System Award for his Ingres System in 1992, the Innovation Award of ACM Special Interest Group on the Management of Data in 1994, and the IEEE John Von Neumann Award in 2005.
He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1997 and became the fourth Turing Award winner in the database field in 2015.
The Turing Award was established by ACM in 1966 and has so far awarded 75 individuals for their contributions to the computer industry.
This year's online Big Data Expo will focus on the integration of the digital and real economies and the upgrading and transformation of traditional industries. It will also present China's achievements, solutions and efforts related to the digital economy.