Sihem Amer-Yahia

Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble

SihemAYDirectrice de Recherche Première Classe (DR1) at Centre National de Recherche scientifique (CNRS)
Head of the SLIDE team.
Short bio
Ph.D. (INRIA) 1999; Master (Paris Dauphine) 1995; Eng. (INI) 1994.

Contact information

Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble (LIG)
681 rue de la passerelle
38401 Saint-Martin d’Hères – France
Building D – Office D308
Tel: +33 4 76 82 72 76
Email: Sihem.Amer-Yahia@imag.fr

Research Interests

My research combines large-scale data analytics and novel content exploration paradigms on Web data. More recently, I have been exploring worker-centric crowdsourcing.
After several years at at&t labs, Yahoo! Research and QCRI, I joined CNRS.
I am the scientific director of DATALYSE

Professional Service

– Member of the Board of Trustees of the VLDB Endowment 2010-2015
– Member of the SIGMOD Executive Committee 2010-2012
– Member of IEEE, ACM (Senior Member)
– Member of the comité d’orientation of Minalogic 2014-2015
– Member of the LIG bureau
– Organizer of the LIG keynotes

Editorial Boards

– Editor In Chief for Europe and Africa of the VLDB Journal since September 2014
– Associate Editor of the VLDB Journal: 2010-2014
– Associate Editor of ACM TODS: 2011-2015
– Area Editor of the Information Systems Journal since 2010

Conference Chairing

– PC Co-Chair: VLDB 2018
– Workshop Chair: PVLDB 2016
– Area Chair: SIGMOD 2016
– Best Paper Award Committee Chair: PVLDB 2015
– Sponsor Co-Chair: DSAA 2015
– PC Chair: BDA 2015 (French database conference)
– PC Co-Chair: SIGMOD Industrial 2015
– PC Chair: EDBT 2014


CNRS: La lettre de L’InSHS on Crowdsourcing September 2014
SIGMOD blog Post August 27, 2014
GDG Algiers on March 8, 2014
CNRS Journal, Sep/Oct 2012
Institut Francais du Luxembourg, Dec 2012
The Wall Street Journal on using Flickr to follow tourists, July 2010

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