| | | | | Awards & Funding |
| ||Honors and Awards|
- Theoretical Computer Science 2nd Top Cited Paper 2005-2014
Ronald Fagin, Phokion G. Kolaitis, Renée J. Miller and Lucian Popa, Data exchange: Semantics and query answering. Volume 336, Issue 1, 25 May 2005
- ICDT Test of Time Award, 2013
This award recognizes a
paper presented at the ICDT (International Conference on Database
Theory) from 10 years prior that has best met the test-of-time
and was awarded to ``Data Exchange: Semantics and Query
Answering'', by Ronald Fagin, Phokion G. Kolaitis, Renée J. Miller,
and Lucian Popa. This work was praised for ``initiating a new line
of research, and providing a beautiful conceptual contribution,
rich of challenging questions, which has constantly attracted the
community in the last ten years, and still attracts many valuable
research efforts.'' ICDT and PODS are the two top international
research forums in database theory.
- Fellowship of the
Royal Society of Canada (FRSC), Canada's national academy, 2011.
The Royal Society of Canada is the Canadian National Academy,
equivalent to the US National Academy of Science. Citation:
Professor Renee Miller is world-renowned as a pioneer in the field
of Database Systems, a core topic for Computer Science. Her work
has focused on the long-standing open problem of data integration
and has achieved the goal of building practical data integration
systems. At the same time, Professor Miller has been a leader
among her peers in Canada and abroad, spearheading research and
research activity. Her profile is unique in that it combines
gracefully theoretical elegance, reflected by citations and
scholarly awards, with industrial impact, reflected by patents and
successful industrial products.
- ACM Fellow, 2009
in metadata management, especially the creation of tools to
integrate, transform, query and analyze information.
Accelerator Award for Exceptional Opportunity, 2008
- Bell Canada
Chair of Information Systems, 2006
- Premier's Research
Excellence Award, 1999
- IBM Faculty Award, 1998-2001
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
- NSF Faculty Early Career Award (CAREER), 1997
- Ameritech Faculty Fellow, 1996
- IBM PhD Fellowship
- Member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, an honorary scientific
research society (MIT Chapters)
| ||Student Honors|
I've had the honor of working with an amazing and
gifted group of students and postdocs.
Just a few of their
- Ariel Fuxman: ACM SIGMOD Dissertation Award
(SIGMOD's citation) "Ariel Fuxman received the 2007 SIGMOD Dissertation
Award for his dissertation on Efficient Query Processing over
Inconsistent Databases. This dissertation combines theoretical and
conceptual work on query rewriting for inconsistent and uncertain
data, with implementation and experimentation demonstrating
effectiveness of the approach on large-scale databases. The work is
significant in bringing sound database theory into practice and
offering efficient solutions to urgent real problems."
- Oktie Hassanzadeh: IBM PhD Fellowship 2010.
- Oktie Hassanzadeh: Yahoo Key Scientific Challenges Prize 2010.
I have been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation (including Career and PECASE awards), NSERC (including Accelerator Award for Exceptional Opportunity), IBM (including IBM Faculty Award), Ontario Ministry of Research (Premier's Research Excellence Award), CITO, OCE, MITACS, Bell Canada, and gifts from Microsoft Research.
PI and Scientific Director of the
NSERC Business Intelligence Network, 2009-2015.
NSERC BIN was a strategic network that included five industrial partners (with major funding from IBM and SAP), seven academic partners, and 14 co-PIs.
funded over 150 graduate students and 20 postdocs over its six years.