First Vice President
Nominees for 2017 First Vice President
Position statement. The Computer Society (CS) serves our field well, supporting conferences, periodicals, education, standards, and more. But it must adapt to a world enabled by prior successes, while sustaining technical leadership and financial strength. This requires fast entry into new areas, additional high-quality conferences, open access, online communities, and more. The Society must exploit technologies it helped create—big data, cloud, mobility, and online learning. We are well-positioned to succeed, but success requires adapting our financial model. And we must reach out to members, encouraging and empowering them to expand their engagements.
Biography. David Lomet founded the Database Group at Microsoft Research Redmond, and has worked at DEC, Wang Institute, and IBM. His career spans industrial research, academia, and product development. He received a PhD in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Lomet has worked in architecture, languages, and systems. His primary focus is database systems. He is an inventor of transactions while on sabbatical at Newcastle-on-Tyne. He has authored more than 120 papers (http://dblp .uni-trier.de/pers/hd/l/Lomet:David_B=) with two SIGMOD best papers, and holds 58 patents. His recent Microsoft product impact includes the Bw-tree, used in both DocumentDB (www.vldb.org/pvldb/vol8/p1668-shukla.pdf) and SQL Server’s Hekaton main memory DBMS (www.vldb.org/pvldb/vol6/p1178-lomet.pdf).
Position statement. Two years ago I ran for the Board of Governors, promising to provide more “hard metrics for data-driven decisions.” On the Board, I’ve worked with many volunteers and staff to put the required data collection in place. I am asking for your support for first vice president to continue this work and better institutionalize the process across our many products and services.