Samuel Madden is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science in MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
Laboratory. His research interests include databases, distributed computing,
and networking. Research projects include the C-Store
column-oriented database system, the CarTel mobile sensor network
system, and the Relational Cloud "database-as-a-service".
Madden is a leader in the emerging field of "Big Data", heading the
Intel Science and Technology Center (ISTC) for Big Data, a multi-university
collaboration on developing new tools for processing massive quantities
of data. He also leads BigData@CSAIL, an industry-backed initiative to unite
researchers at MIT and leaders from industry to investigate the issues
related to systems and algorithms for data that is high rate, massive,
or very complex.
Madden received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2003 where he worked on the TinyDB system for data collection from sensor networks. Madden was named one of Technology Review's Top 35 Under 35 in 2005, and is the recipient of several awards, including an NSF CAREER Award in 2004, a Sloan Foundation Fellowship in 2007, best paper awards in VLDB 2004 and 2007, and a best paper award in MobiCom 2006. He also received a a "test of time" award in SIGMOD 2013 (for his work on Acquisitional Query Processing in SIGMOD 2003), and a ten year best paper award in VLDB 2015 (for his work on the C-Store system).