Database system design, implementation, and evaluation.
David DeWitt is the John P. Morgridge Professor of Computer Sciences, Emeritus
at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Professor DeWitt received a B.A. degree from Colgate University in 1970
and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1976. In 2008 he retired from the University to start the Microsoft Jim Gray Systems Lab in Madison, Wisconsin.
Professor DeWitt is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
In 1995, he was named a Fellow of the ACM and received the
ACM SIGMOD Innovations Award for his contributions to the database systems field. In 2009, ACM recognized the seminal contributions of his Gamma parallel database system project with the ACM Software Systems Award. IEEE awarded him the 2009 IEEE Piore Award for "fundamental contributions to the architecture, algorithms, and implementation of innovative database systems."
He has published over 120 technical papers.