Prof. Andy Pavlo wins 2019 NSF CAREER Award

Posted: March 10, 2019 | Posted in Awards

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Complacency is our biggest enemy. It lulls the mind into laziness. It makes us not question how things should be because we take for granted that this how things have always been done. This is especially true in databases where the market is established and well-endowed incumbents are entrenched. Thus, it takes resolution and pluck to challenge this world and strive for something better.

With this in mind, the CMU Database Group is pleased to announce that Prof. Andy Pavlo has won a 2019 NSF CAREER Award for his research on “Self-Driving Database Management Systems“. This work is in the context of the Peloton DBMS project at CMU.

Since 1994, the National Science Foundation has given CAREER Awards to junior faculty in support of their research and teaching endeavors. It is only available to professors in their first six years as faculty.