Today’s Spotlight features a photograph, taken by M. Scott Brauer
, of Michael Stonebraker, a researcher at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
Michael Stonebraker, who has revolutionized the field of database management systems and founded multiple successful database companies, has won the Association for Computing Machinery’s A.M. Turing Award, often referred to as “the Nobel Prize of computing.” This year marks the first time that the Turing Award comes with a Google-funded $1 million prize.
In its announcement today, ACM said that Stonebraker “invented many of the concepts that are used in almost all modern database systems ... and founded numerous companies successfully commercializing his pioneering database technology work.”
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