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 for 2020 consists of Haibo Chen (SJTU), Nickolai Zeldovich (MIT), and Lidong Zhou (Microsoft Research).
For her dissertation
University of Texas, Austin
Lorenzo Alvisi and Simon Peter
From the nomination letters
The awards were announced Tuesday, November 5th, in the ACM SIGOPS Award Ceremony at OSDI 2020.