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 award committee consisted of Ed Bugnion, Robbert van Renesse, and Hank Levy.
For his dissertation
Unobservable communications over untrusted infrastructure
University of Texas, Austin
From the nomination letters
The awards were announced Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at the SOSP 2019 banquet and awards session in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada