Dr. Avi Silberschatz is the Sidney J. Weinberg Professor of Computer Science at Yale University. He was the chair of the Computer Science department at Yale from 2005 to 2011. Prior to joining Yale, he was the Vice President of the Information Sciences Research Center at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey and held chaired professorship in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.
He is a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), a Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), and a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. He received the 2002 IEEE Taylor L. Booth Education Award, the 1998 ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, the 1997 ACM SIGMOD Contribution Award, and the IEEE Computer Society Outstanding Paper award for the article “Capability Manager,” which appeared in the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. In recognition of his outstanding level of innovation and technical excellence, Silberschatz was awarded the Bell Laboratories President’s Award, in 1998 (QTM Project), 1999 (DataBlitz Project), and 2004 (NetInventory Project).
Dr. Silberschatz served as a member of the Biodiversity and Ecosystems Panel on President Clinton’s Committee of Advisers on Science and Technology, as an adviser for the National Science Foundation, and as a consultant for several private industry companies. Dr. Silberschatz’s writings have appeared in numerous publications. He obtained over four dozen patents and over two dozen grants, and co-authored two well-known textbooks — Operating System Concepts and Database System Concepts. Dr. Silberschatz has written editorials dealing with technology and policy issues, which have appeared in publications including The New York Times, Boston Globe, Hartford Courant, and Industry Standard.