Ben Kilminster of Ohio State University received the 2008 award for his contributions to the Higgs search. He worked to improve the sensitivity of CDF and the Tevatron experiments for the Standard Model Higgs by reducing the rate at which the data collection system triggered on background events in the CDF detector. He played major roles in two key search modes for the Higgs, and helped create new techniques for extracting the Higgs signal from background events.