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Sam Madden is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, where he works on projects including the C-Store column-oriented database system and the CarTel mobile sensor network system. He has a PhD in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, and was named one of Technology Review’s Top 35 Under 35 in 2005. He’s the recipient of several awards, including a US National Science Foundation CAREER award and a Sloan Foundation Fellowship.
The Inside Story interviewed Sam Madden about his review of Big Data in IEEE Internet Computing magazine last year (“From Databases to Big Data,” May/June 2012, pp. 4–6).