Samuel Madden (computer scientist)

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Samuel Madden
Born (1976-08-04) August 4, 1976 (age 42)
NationalityUnited States
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materUC Berkeley (Ph.D.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S., M. Eng.)
Known forTinyDB,[1] C-Store,
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science
InstitutionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisorMichael Franklin and Joseph M. Hellerstein

Samuel R. Madden (born August 4, 1976) is an American 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: 122–173. CiteSeerX 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 978-1581136340.
  3. ^ List of publications from Microsoft Academic
  4. ^ Samuel Madden publications indexed by Google Scholar
  5. ^ Samuel Madden at DBLP Bibliography Server Edit this at Wikidata
  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.