Marten van Dijk, head of CWI’s Computer Security group, won the ACM CCS 2023 Test-of-Time Award, and members of CWI’s Database Architectures group won the 2024 CIDR Test of Time Award.
Last year, the ACM CCS conference occurred from November 26-30, 2023, in Copenhagen. The SIGSAC CCS Test-of-Time papers are recognized for their lasting impact on systems security and privacy, including opening new research directions, proposing new technologies, making significant discoveries, improving security risk understanding, releasing valuable resources, and more. Marten van Dijk and his co-authors were honored for their paper on Path ORAM, a simple yet effective Oblivious RAM protocol requiring minimal client storage. Due to its simplicity, Path ORAM is currently the most practical ORAM scheme known for small client storage. CWI’s Database Architectures group received a Test-of-Time Award for their paper on vectorized execution, a technique that significantly enhances database query performance. Unlike traditional systems where database operators work on individual records, vectorized execution processes small columnar blocks called 'vectors', making analytical systems at least ten times faster. This influential paper, published in 2005, was authored by Peter Boncz, Marcin Zukowski, and Niels Nes.
Marten van Dijk at CWI with the 2023 ACM SIGSAC CCS Test of Time Award certificate.
Peter Boncz, Niels Nes and Marcin Zukowski (2nd, 3rd and 4th from left) with the CIDR Test of Time Award.
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