SDSS receives award for groundbreaking work in science data management

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope.

The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Management of Data recently announced that the Sloan Digital Sky Survey would receive a 2021 ACM SIGMOD award for its “early and influential demonstration of the power of data science to transform a scientific domain.” Among more than a dozen people, the award recognized the contributions of Fermilab’s Bill Boroski, Steve Kent and Brian Yanny for work done from 2000 to 2008 on the database systems developed to distribute SDSS data.

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