Paris Koutris has won the 2016 SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award. Koutris joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty in 2015, after completing his PhD at the University of Washington under the direction of Dan Suciu. SIGMOD is the ACM's Special Interest Group on Management of Data.
The annual ACM SIGMOD Doctoral Dissertation Award, inaugurated in 2006, recognizes excellent research by doctoral candidates in the database field. In 2008, SIGMOD, with the unanimous approval of ACM Council, decided to rename the award to honor the late Dr. Jim Gray.