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WITI Hall of Fame

2004 Inductees


Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton Ph.D. Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton Ph.D.
Principle Syngenta Fellow, Syngenta

Ph.D., Dr. Gail De Planque Ph.D., Dr. Gail De Planque
President, Strategy Matters, Inc. and Director, Energy Strategists Consultancy, Ltd.

Dr. Pat Selinger Dr. Pat Selinger
IBM Fellow & VP Data Management Architecture & Technology, IBM

Judy Shaw Judy Shaw
Director, Advanced Module Development, External Development and Manufacturing, Texas Instruments

Dr. Susan Solomon Dr. Susan Solomon
Research Scientist, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration,



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Dr. Pat Selinger

Dr. Pat Selinger

IBM Fellow & VP Data Management Architecture & Technology, IBM

Inducted in: 2004

Dr. Pat Selinger is an IBM Fellow and Vice President of Information Management Architecture and Technology, IBM Software Group, at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab in San Jose, California. There, she leads technology development for the next generation of data management systems, responding to customer needs for information systems integration, including both classical database data such as payroll and bank accounts and also less structured data such as email and documents.

After joining IBM Research in 1975, Dr. Selinger became a leading member of the team that built System R, the first proof that relational database technology was practical. Her innovative work on cost-based query optimization for relational databases has now been adopted by nearly all relational database vendors and is now taught in virtually every university database course. In 1986, Dr. Selinger conceived and established the DataBase Technology Institute (DBTI), a joint program between IBM Research and the IBM software development team that accelerated advanced technology into data management products such as DB2 Universal Database. This is one of the most successful examples of a fast technology pipeline from research to development and has become a model other groups try to emulate.

Dr. Selinger was appointed an IBM Fellow in 1994, the corporation's highest technical honor. She moved from IBM Research to the IBM development team in 1997 to lead common technology initiatives across the IBM information management family. In 1999, she was elected into the National Academy of Engineering, among the highest professional distinctions an engineer can attain.

More information on Dr. Pat Selinger is available at the following:
IBM Women in WITI Hall of Fame: Patricia Selinger