The honor recognizes Carey for his contributions to design and engineering of high-performance and concurrent database systems.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Board of Directors has elevated Michael Carey, UC Irvine Bren Chair and Professor of Information and Computer Science, to the IEEE Fellow grade for his contributions to design and engineering of high-performance and concurrent database systems. This follows Carey receiving the IEEE Technical Committee of Data Engineering (TCDE) Computer Science, Engineering, and Education Impact Award in May 2016.
IEEE Fellows are recognized for their outstanding record of accomplishments. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of 1 percent of the total voting membership. IEEE, which publishes about a third of the world’s literature in the fields of electrical and electronics engineering and computer science, boasts more than 400,000 members in 160 countries.
Carey received a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to UCI in 2008, Carey worked at BEA Systems for seven years and served as the chief architect of (and an engineering director for) BEA’s AquaLogic Data Services Platform product. During this time, he also was an adjunct computer science professor at the University of Southern California. Carey also spent 12 years as a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, five years at IBM Almaden as a database researcher/manager, and a year-and-a-half as a Fellow (and briefly the VP of Software) at e-commerce software startup Propel Software during the 2000-2001 Internet bubble. Carey is an ACM Fellow, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a recipient of the ACM SIGMOD E. F. Codd Innovations Award. His current research interests are centered on data-intensive computing and scalable data management (a.k.a. big data).
When notified of his selection, Carey said, “I’m very honored by this news, having been an IEEE member since my undergraduate electrical engineering days in the late 1970s. I’m pleased to be joining the ranks of my fellow Fellows in ICS!”
In addition to Carey, the other current ICS IEEE Fellows include:
- Chancellor’s Professor Michael Franz, for his contributions to just-in-time compilation as well as his contributions to computer security through compiler-generated software diversity.
- Chancellor’s Professor Pierre Baldi, for his contributions to machine learning and its applications in the life sciences.
- Chancellor’s Professor Nikil Dutt, for his work in embedded systems and computer-aided design.
- Chancellor’s Professor Michael Goodrich, for contributions to parallel and distributed algorithms for combinatorial and geometric problems .
- Bren Professor Ramesh Jain, for contributions to computer vision in the estimation of structure and motion from images.