Samuel Madden (computer scientist)

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Samuel Madden
Born (1976-08-04) August 4, 1976 (age 40)
San Diego, California
Citizenship United States
Nationality United States
Fields Computer Science
Institutions Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alma mater UC Berkeley (Ph.D.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S., M. Eng.)
Doctoral advisor Michael Franklin and Joseph M. Hellerstein
Doctoral students Daniel J. Abadi, Evan P.C. Jones, Ryan R. Newton, Arvind Thiagarajan
Known for TinyDB,[1] C-Store,

Samuel R. Madden is a computer scientist specializing in database management systems. He is currently a professor of computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Madden was born and raised in San Diego, California. After completing bachelor's and master's degrees at MIT, he earned a Ph.D. specializing in database management at the University of California Berkeley under Michael Franklin and Joseph M. Hellerstein. Before joining MIT as a tenure-track professor, Madden held a post-doc position at Intel's Berkeley Research center.[3][4][5][6]

Before enrolling at MIT and while an undergraduate student there, Madden wrote printer driver software for Palomar Software, a San Diego-area Macintosh software company. Professor Madden is also a co-founder of Vertica Systems. He has been involved in various database research projects, including TinyDB,[1] TelegraphCQ,[2] Aurora/Borealis, C-Store, and H-Store. In 2005, at the age of 29 he was named to the TR35 as one of the Top 35 Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review magazine.[7][8] Recent projects include DataHub - a "github for data" platform that provides hosted database storage, versioning, ingest, search, and visualization (commercialized as Instabase), CarTel - a distributed wireless platform that monitors traffic and on-board diagnostic conditions in order to generate road surface reports, and Relational Cloud - a project investigating research issues in building a database-as-a-service.



  1. ^ a b Madden, S. R.; Franklin, M. J.; Hellerstein, J. M.; Hong, W. (2005). "TinyDB: An acquisitional query processing system for sensor networks". ACM Transactions on Database Systems. 30: 122. doi:10.1145/1061318.1061322. 
  2. ^ a b Chandrasekaran, S.; Shah, M. A.; Cooper, O.; Deshpande, A.; Franklin, M. J.; Hellerstein, J. M.; Hong, W.; Krishnamurthy, S.; Madden, S. R.; Reiss, F. (2003). "TelegraphCQ". Proceedings of the 2003 ACM SIGMOD international conference on Management of data - SIGMOD '03. p. 668. doi:10.1145/872757.872857. ISBN 158113634X. 
  3. ^ List of publications from Microsoft Academic Search
  4. ^ Samuel Madden's publications indexed by Google Scholar
  5. ^ Samuel Madden at DBLP Bibliography Server
  6. ^ Intel (2005). "Intel Research Berkeley Biography". Archived from the original on March 30, 2008. Retrieved August 30, 2008. 
  7. ^ MIT Technology Review (2005). "2005 Young Innovators Under 35". Retrieved August 30, 2008. 
  8. ^ Elizabeth A. Thomson (2005). "MIT shines in Tech Review's innovators list". Retrieved August 30, 2008.