2006 acm fellows

The 2006 ACM Fellows were announced recently, it’s great to see many familiar names on the list; whose research work I’ve read and enjoyed:

  • Surajit Chaudhuri: DBExplorer(BANKS competitor), and a bunch of other DB/IR stuff.
  • Gerhard Weikum: Loads of algo stuff, lurrve his probabilistic Fagin merge paper!
  • Jennifer Widom: Personalized PageRank, Topic-sensitive PageRank, amongst other things.

In case you were wondering, my advisor is an ACM Fellow too :)


the important things in life

I opened up the reading list to check out what papers I had to read for tomorrow’s database class, and was pleasantly surprised to see that one of the papers was co-authored by Shashank — he was a senior at IITBombay when I was working there last year!

Found this really nice story at his advisor’s page.