OA research in the news: Stonebraker wins computing “Nobel”

Michael Stonebraker

Michael Stonebraker. Licensed under CC-BY.

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory researcher Michael Stonebraker was awarded the “Nobel Prize of computing” last month for his research in database management systems. Stonebraker won the Association for Computing Machinery’s A.M. Turing Award for inventing “many of the concepts that are used in almost all modern database systems … and [founding] numerous companies successfully commercializing his pioneering database technology work.” The “database prodigy” has made many of his systems open source, including the popular PostgreSQL.

“Michael Stonebraker’s work is an integral part of how business gets done today,” said ACM President Alexander L. Wolf.

Explore Professor Stonebraker’s research in the Open Access Articles collection in DSpace@MIT, where it is openly accessible to the world.

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