SIGMOD Contribution Award
Ahmed Elmagarmid recently recieved the SIGMOD Contribution Award by an unanimous decision. Ahmed Elmagarmid recieved the award especially for his dedicated service to the database community in North America and the Middle East, as the founder/editor of Distributed and Parallel Database Journal, and PC for ACM SIGMOD.
Ahmed Elmagarmid is the founding executive director of the Qatar Computing Research Institute and is an Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University. He served as Chief Scientist at Hewlett Packard and Chief of Data Quality at Bellcore. Dr. Elmagarmid is a recipient of the NSF Presidential Young Investigator (PYI) award from President Reagan in 1988. He is an IEEE Fellow, an ACM Fellow and an AAAS Fellow. The University of Dayton and The Ohio State University have both named him among their distinguished alumni. His claim to fame is that he shared an office as graduate student with Prof. M.T.Ozsu.