SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award for André Bauer04/12/2022
André Bauer from the Chair of Software Engineering wins the SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award.
The SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award is an annual award that aims to recognize outstanding doctoral dissertations within the scope of the SPEC Research Group in terms of scientific originality, scientific significance, practical relevance, impact, and presentation.
The winning dissertation “Automated Hybrid Time Series Forecasting: Design, Benchmarking, and Use Cases” was authored by André Bauer from University of Würzburg, under the supervision of Professor Samuel Kounev. The selection committee was impressed with the importance of forecasting of hybrid time series and the application to autoscaling along with the comprehensive coverage including design, benchmark platform and use cases.
The award selection committee for 2021 was chaired by Prof. John Murphy of University College Dublin, Ireland and consisted of the following members:
- Mathew Colgrove (NVIDIA, USA)
- David Daley (MongoDB, USA)
- William Knottenbelt (Imperial College London, UK)
- Andrea Marin (Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Italy)
- Rekha Singhal (Tata Consultancy Services, India)
- Evgenia Smirni (College of William and Mary, USA)
The SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award was established in 2011 to recognize outstanding dissertations within the scope of the SPEC Research Group. It was renamed in 2016 to Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award in memory of Kaivalya Dixit , SPEC’s longtime President). Contributions of interest span the design of metrics for system evaluation as well as the development of methodologies, techniques and tools for measurement, load testing, profiling, workload characterization, dependability and efficiency evaluation of computing systems.