Ryan Johnson has been awarded the 2012 SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award. The annual SIGMOD Jim Gray Dissertation Award recognizes excellent research by doctoral candidates in the database field.
Ryan completed his dissertation titled "Scalable Storage Managers for the Multicore Era" at Carnegie Mellon University. DCS Awards Committee Chair Eyal de Lara noted, "Johnson's dissertation is a tour de force in identifying bottlenecks when scaling OLTP systems to many cores, proposing innovative solutions to each of them. The ideas in the thesis such as speculative lock inheritance, new techniques for combining log requests, and data-oriented transaction execution are highly innovative, and the work is remarkable for its breadth, depth, thorough implementation, and evaluation."
Find more information about the SIGMOD Gray Award here. Congratulations, Ryan!