Darrell and Elaine Long Prize in Experimental Engineering Nomination Form

Dear Graduating PhD Students,

The Darrell and Elaine Long Prize in Experimental Engineering will be awarded annually to the student who produces the best PhD dissertation in experimental engineering. To qualify for the Long Prize, dissertations must include results that are amenable to experimental confirmation; the prize is not intended to recognize purely theoretical work. A committee of experimentalist faculty will evaluate nominations and determine the recipient.

Darrell Long is a Distinguished Professor of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering, and inaugural holder of the Kumar Malavalli Endowed Chair in Storage Systems Research. He is inaugural Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Letters of the Computer Society, and Editor-in-Chief, emeritus, of the ACM Transactions on Storage. In 2002, he was the founder of the Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), one of the most prestigious venues in the computer data storage field. Professor Long’s research interests include computer data storage, operating systems, distributed computing, and computer security. He met his wife Elaine when they were children in elementary school, and they married in 2016 to share their golden years.

We are seeking nominations of graduating PhD students for the 2022 Darrell and Elaine Long Prize in Experimental Engineering. This endowment, which will continue to grow and offer prizes moving forward, has an expected award of $1684 this year.

This award is eligible to students who:
- are graduating with a PhD in the 2021-2022 academic year
- have a significant experimental component to their research
- are in any academic department or program

Each department can submit up to 2 nominations. Please include:
- a nomination letter from a faculty member
- the student's CV
- the PhD thesis abstract

Deadline to Apply: Friday, March 11, 2022