2013 recipient of the Royal Society Milner Award (London)
The 2013 Royal Society Milner Award has been given to Serge Abiteboul, INRIA researcher at ENS Cachan's LSV, in recognition of his world leading database research with significant scientific and industrial impact.
Serge Abiteboul is known for his research on object, distributed or heterogeneous databases, web data management, e-commerce, complexity theory, and temporal databases. He is a member of the Académie des sciences, the Academia Europaea and the Conseil national du numérique.
He has won numerous awards including the ACM SIGMOD Innovation Award in 1998 and an ERC Advanced Grant for the Webdam project on web data management.
Serge Abiteboul holds the 2013 Francqui Chair at the University of Namur, Belgium.
Serge Abiteboul is a graduate of Télécom Paris. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and a State Doctorate from Université Paris-Sud.
He has been a member of the Specifications and Verification Laboratory (LSV) at ENS Cachan and a senior researcher at INRIA (French national institute for computer science and applied mathematics) since 1982. Previously, he was a lecturer at École Polytechnique and a visiting professor at Stanford and the University of Oxford.
The Royal Society
The Royal Society Milner Award, supported by Microsoft Research, is given annually for outstanding achievement in computer science by a European researcher.