[from the ACM Sigmetrics Web Page: http://www.sigmetrics.org/AchievementAward/description.html]
The ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award is given every 2 years by the ACM Special Interest Group on Measurement and Evaluation (SIGMETRICS), to an individual who has made long-lasting influential contributions to the theory or practice of computer/communication system performance evaluation. The contributions may be theoretical advances that have influenced the techniques used to evaluate computer system performance, techniques or software tools that have been widely used to evaluate system performance, or innovative applications of performance evaluation techniques that have had impact on the design of computer/communication systems.
In selecting the achievement award recipient, the Awards Committee will place particular emphasis on seminal contributions and a sustained record of high-impact in the field. The award includes a plaque, a $2000 award, as well as expenses for travel to the ACM SIGMETRICS annual conference, where the award is presented. The recipient is also invited to give a technical talk at the conference.
[from http://www.sigmetrics.org/AchievementAward/2004.html ]
ACM SIGMETRICS is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. K.C. Sevcik, of University of Toronto as the recipient of the 2004 ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award in recognition of a career devoted to sustained, long-lasting, and high-impact contributions to computer system performance evaluation in the technical, leadership, and mentoring dimensions.