Phil Bernstein

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Philip A. Bernstein
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science
InstitutionsMicrosoft Research
Doctoral advisorDennis Tsichritzis

Philip Alan Bernstein is a computer scientist specializing in database research in the Database Group of Microsoft Research. Bernstein is also an affiliate professor at the University of Washington and frequent committee member or chair of conferences such as VLDB and SIGMOD. He won the SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award in 1994,[1] and in 2011 with Jayant Madhavan and Erhard Rahm the VLDB 10 Year Best Paper Award for their VLDB 2001 paper "Generic Schema Matching with Cupid".[2]

Bernstein was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering for contributions to transaction-processing and database systems.[3] He is also an elected Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.[4] He is a charter member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences (2008) and served on their board of directors from 2012 to 2018.


  1. ^ 1994 SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award Archived 2011-11-18 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ VLDB 2011 Detailed Program
  3. ^ Bernstein, Smith Elected to NAE, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington. Accessed June 10, 2011
  4. ^ ACM Fellows, Association for Computing Machinery. Accessed June 2011. Election citation: "For pioneering work in distributed query optimization, distributed databases, distributed transaction processing, metadata management, and schema integration."

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