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Parameswaran Receives Dissertation Awards

CS Assistant Professor Aditya Parameswaran is the 2014 recipient of the ACM SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award. This award recognizes excellent research in the database field.

Aditya Parameswaran
Aditya Parameswaran

Titled “Human-Powered Data Management,” Parameswaran’s dissertation develops novel formalisms, algorithms, and systems for the emerging area of human-powered (or, crowdsourced) data management.

The notice from the ACM awards committee stated, “The work in the thesis is highly innovative and interdisciplinary, bringing together areas such as data management, machine learning, and human computation, and making several technical contributions that span both theory and systems.”

“I am thrilled at the response to my dissertation, especially given that it did not center around traditional "core" data management topics, but rather an emerging, inter-disciplinary area like crowdsourcing,” Parameswaran said.

In addition, Parameswaran received the Arthur Samuel Dissertation Award from Stanford University, where he earned his PhD. This award is given to the best dissertation in computer science.

Parameswaran joins CS @ ILLINOIS this fall following a year-long postdoctoral appointment at MIT.