Award Characteristics:

Key Dates:

  • Nomination deadline: Thursday, September 28, 2023
  • Award Announcement: Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Nomination process:

  • Nominations may be submitted by the department chair (one per department chair).
  • Each submission should include a proposed citation of at most 20 words, contact information for three references, and a one-page summary statement concerning the originality, impact, and future potential of the nominee’s research.
  • Nominations must be submitted via email to


  • Early-career university faculty worldwide (within 5 years of their first tenure-track appointment; parental and/or medical leaves will not be counted against the 5-year eligibility limit).
  • Former full-time VMware employees are not eligible; previous interns are eligible.

Evaluation Criteria:
Originality, impact, and future potential of early-career research results in computer science systems research.

Award Committee:

The Award Committee is made up of distinguished faculty in the field of Computer Science systems research, as well as senior VMware research leaders. The Award Committee will be responsible for reviewing nominations and making the final selection of an award recipient.

Committee Chair:

  • Tom Anderson (University of Washington)

Committee Members:

  • Anastasia Ailamaki (EPFL)
  • Sylvia Ratnasamy (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Christos Kozyrakis (Stanford University)
  • Hakim Weatherspoon (Cornell University)
  • Chris Ramming (VMware)
  • Pratap Subrahmanyam (VMware)
  • Christos Karamanolis (VMware)
  • Sujata Banerjee (VMware)

Emeritus Committee Members:

  • Charles Isbell (Georgia Institute of Technnology)
  • Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University)
  • Michael Stonebraker (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Edouard Bugnion (EPFL)
  • James Larus (EPFL)
  • Greg Ganger (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Ole Agesen (VMware)

Diversity Statement:

VMware is committed to diversity in all aspects of our organization. We embrace diversity through our employees, our suppliers and partners we work with, our customers, and the communities in which we work and live.

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