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BIFOLD Researchers receive three SIGMOD Awards

Each year SIGMOD conference awards are bestowed on researchers who have especially contributed to the field of data management. In 2024 BIFOLD researchers were honored to receive three awards. Congratulations to Volker Markl, Matthias Böhm and their respective teams.

Best Paper Honorable Mention

Researchers in the BIFOLD Big Data Engineering Group led by Prof. Dr. Matthias Böhm have received the Best Paper Honorable Mention for their paper titled "SAGA: A Scalable Framework for Optimizing Data Cleaning Pipelines for Machine Learning Applications." The awardees include Shafaq Siddiqi and Roman Kern from Graz University of Technology, along with BIFOLD Research Group Lead Matthias Böhm. Their paper addresses the challenges data scientists face in the exploratory data science lifecycle. The SAGA framework significantly simplifies data cleaning for machine learning by automating the generation of the top-K most effective data cleaning pipelines. This innovative approach promises robust accuracy improvements and excellent scalability for large-scale data.
The paper is available for download here.

Distinguished Associate Editor Award for
Prof. Dr. Volker Markl

BIFOLD co-director Prof. Dr. Volker Markl is one of the nine esteemed recipients of the Distinguished Associate Editor Award. This accolade recognizes his exceptional responsiveness, the quality of his discussions and meta-reviews, and his willingness to undertake additional responsibilities. His contributions have significantly enhanced the review process, maintaining high standards and fostering academic excellence.

Distinguished Program Committee Award for
Prof. Dr. Matthias Böhm

In addition to the Best Paper Honorable Mention award, Prof. Dr. Matthias Böhm was also awarded the Distinguished PC (Program Committee) Award. This honor highlights his timeliness, the quality of his reviews, and his active participation in discussions.