- Frequency of Award: Annual
- Award amount: $125,000
- Award Term: The award will be in the form of an unrestricted gift to the recipient’s university, in support of his/her research
- 2016 winner: Matei Zaharia, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University
- 2017 winner: Tim Kraska, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT
- 2018 winner: Tiark Rompf, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University
- 2019 winner: Mohammad Alizadeh, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at MIT
- 2020 winner: Justine Sherry, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University
- 2021 winner: Rashmi Vinayak, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University
- 2022 winner: Ronghui Gu, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University
- Nomination deadline: Thursday, September 28, 2023
- Award Announcement: Wednesday, December 13, 2023
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
Originality, impact, and future potential of early-career research results in computer science systems research.
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.
- Tom Anderson (University of Washington)
- 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)
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