David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize

This prize is made annually to graduate students who have completed what is deemed by a faculty committee to be a truly outstanding piece of research. Nominations may be made by anyone. The award was established in memory of Professor David J. Sakrison, who was the UC Berkeley EECS Chair at the time of his death. Selection of the recipient of the Sakrison award shall be made by the Chairman of the Department on the advice of a faculty committee appointed by the Chairman.

Award criteria:

1. The research must be documented in full written form, e.g., a dissertation, journal article, etc.

2. The research must have been conducted within the Department, under the supervision of a faculty member.

3. The research must be truly innovative within its field.

Awardees

  • 2016-2017 Sameet Ramakrishnan, Nihar Shah
  • 2015-2016 Pierluigi Nuzzo, Justine Sherry
  • 2014-2015 Peter Bailis, Michael Eggleston
  • 2013-2014 Jonah Sherman, Edgar Solomonik
  • 2012-2013 Rehan Kapadia, Matei Zaharia
  • 2011-2012 Prateek Saxena
  • 2010-2011 Changho Suh
  • 2009-2010 Libin Jiang
  • 2008-2009 Zhengya Zhang
  • 2007-2008 Amir Salman Avestimehr, Krishnendu Chatterjee
  • 2006-2007 Lara Dolecek, Dejan Markovic
  • 2005-2006 Boon Thau Loo, Aaron B. Wagner
  • 2004-2005 Scott Aaronson, Ranjit Jhala
  • 2003-2004 Rene Vidal
  • 2002-2003 Luca Daniel
  • 2001-2002 Yang-Kyu Choi
  • 2000-2001 Kevin Bowers
  • 1999-2000 Dennis Sylvester
  • 1998-1999 Da-shan Shiu
  • 1997-1998 Vern Paxson
  • 1996-1997 Meng Hsiung Kiang, Michael Mitzenmacher
  • 1995-1996 Clement Wann
  • 1994-1995 Carlos Kirjner Neto
  • 1993-1994 William Lam
  • 1992-1993 Orla Feely, Madhu Sudan
  • 1991-1992 Srinivasan Keshav, Rafael Saavedra-Barrera
  • 1990-1991 Carlos Mastrangelo
  • 1989-1990 Richard Rudell, Albert Wang
  • 1988-1989 Constance Chang Hasnain, Yu Chong Tai
  • 1987-1988 Stephen H. Lewis
  • 1986-1987 Edward Lee
  • 1984-1985 Stephen Boyd
  • 1983-1984 Roger Howe
  • 1982-1983 Manolis Katevenis, Robert Sherburne, Jr.
  • 1981-1982 Ozalp Babaoglu, William Joy
  • 1980-1981 Ekachai Lelarasmee