SIGCOMM Rising Star Award Winners

Each year, ACM SIGCOMM presents a "Rising Star" Award, recognizing a young researcher - an individual no older than 35 - who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks during this early part of his or her career. Depth, impact, and novelty of the researcher's contributions will be key criteria upon which the Rising Star award committee evaluate the nominees. Also of particular interest are strong research contributions made independently from the nominee's PhD advisor.

  • 2010: Nick Feamster (Georgia Tech)
    The award to Nick Feamster is in recognition of outstanding research contributions, early in his career, in network operations and security. His ongoing work with network operators has resulted in innovative and practical systems for making networks more secure, more available, and easier to manage.
  • 2009: Ratul Mahajan (Microsoft Research)
    The award to Ratul Mahajan is in recognition of outstanding research contributions, early in his career, in network management and wireless communication, where his measurement driven approach has culminated in innovative and practically adopted systems.
  • 2008: Konstantina (Dina) Papagiannaki (Intel Research, USA)
    The award to Konstantina Papagiannaki is in recognition of outstanding research contributions, early in her career, on the role of measurements for the development of efficient algorithms in the design, planning, and management of wired and wireless IP networks.

The SIGCOMM Rising Star award was initiated by the CoNEXT steering committee, then adopted by SIGCOMM. Its first two recipients were awarded the "CoNEXT Rising Star Award."

  • 2007: Ion Stoica (UC Berkeley, USA)
    The award to Ion Stoica is in recognition of outstanding research contributions, early in his career, on advances in Internet architecture, overlay networks and practical distributed systems.
  • 2006: Matthias Grossglauser (EPFL, Switzerland)
    The award to Matthias Grossglauser is in recognition of outstanding research contributions, early in his career, on modeling and design of wired and mobile networks and architectures.