This article is published in the September 2022 issue.

CRA Board and CRA-I Steering Committee Member Fatma Özcan Honored with VLDB Women in Database Research Award

Fatma Ozcan


Fatma Özcan, a Principal Software Engineer in the Systems Research at Google, has been awarded the 2022 Very Large Database (VLDB) Women in Database Research Award. Özcan is a member of both the CRA Board of Directors and the Computing Research Association-Industry (CRA-I) Steering Committee. 

Sponsored by the Very Large Database Endowment Inc., the award focuses on the cumulative lifetime work of the researcher. Özcan was specifically honored “for two decades of research in query languages and query processing, and her development of new technologies that have had significant impact on widely-used data management products.”

The Women in Database Research Award is one of many presented at the annual VLDB Conference, “this series is perhaps the most international (in terms of participation, technical content, organization, and location) among all comparable events.”

Congrats, Fatma!