The Dennis M. Ritchie Doctoral Dissertation Award was created in 2013 by ACM SIGOPS to recognize research in software systems and to encourage the creativity that Dennis Ritchie embodied, providing a reminder of Ritchie’s legacy and what a difference one person can make in the field of software systems research.

The 2016 Dennis M. Ritchie Award winner is:
Vijay Chidambaram

for his dissertation “Orderless and Eventually Durable File Systems”.

The award was announced at the OSDI ’16 Symposium Luncheon on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.