Sihem Amer-Yahia

CNRS, Univ. Grenoble Alpes
Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble

SihemAYDirectrice de Recherche Première Classe (DR1) at Centre National de Recherche scientifique (CNRS)
Recipient of the CNRS Silver Medal in 2020. Check out this article in French.
Head of the SLIDE team.
Deputy Director of LIG [2021-2026]
Short bio
Ph.D. (INRIA) 1999; Master (Paris Dauphine) 1995; Eng. (INI) 1994.

Contact information

Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble (LIG)
IMAG, 700 avenue centrale, Bureau 309
38401 Saint-Martin d’Hères – France
Tel: +33 4 57 42 14 44
Email: Sihem.Amer-Yahia@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr

Research Interests

Exploratory Data Analysis, Fairness in FoW. Check out this ACM SIGMOD Blog post.
After 7 years at at&t labs, 5 years Yahoo! Research and 2 years at QCRI, I joined CNRS as research director.
I am a partner on INODE, an EU H2020 project on Data Exploration.
I am the holder of a chair on Going Beyond Recommendations and involved in several chairs in MIAI, our Multidisciplinary Institute in AI.
I was the Data Science lead for CDP LIFE.
I was the Scientific Director of DATALYSE and of CNRS MASTODONS ELM.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion service: DEI@DB initiative , Member of the 2022 neurIPS Ethics Review board, Member of the ACM DEI Shepherd Program, Member of the DEI workforce of our AI institute (MIAI DEI).

Professional Service

– Vice president of the VLDB Endowment [2022-2026]
– Coordinator of the DEI@DB initiative for the data management research community since 2020
– Member of the Steering Committee of the Swiss National Fund NRP since 2019.
– Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute of Informatics [2018-2024]
– Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the University of Helsinki [2018-2024]
– Member of the LIG Bureau since 2016
– Chair of the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award committee [2016-2019]
– Member of the organizing team of LIG keynotes [2015-2018]
– Member of IEEE, ACM (Distinguished Member)
– Member of the Board of Trustees of the VLDB Endowment [2010-2015]
– Member of the SIGMOD Executive Committee [2010-2012]
– Member of the comité d’orientation of Minalogic [2014-2015]

Editorial Boards

– Editor In Chief for Europe and Africa of the VLDB Journal [2014-2020]
– Associate Editor of Transactions in Data Science (TDS) [2018-2019]
– Associate Editor of the VLDB Journal: 2010-2014
– Associate Editor of ACM TODS: 2011-2015
– Area Editor of the Information Systems Journal [2010-2019]

Conference Chairing

– Program Chair: SIGMOD 2023, ICDE 2021
– Diversity Chair: VLDB 2021 and 2022
– Associate Editor: SIGMOD 2021
– Demonstrations: EDBt 2021, SIGMOD 2020
– Workshops: HILDA 2020, WWW 2019, PVLDB 2016
– General Chair: ACM WomENcourage 2019
– Tutorials: ICDE 2019, WWW 2018
– Program Committee: VLDB 2018
– Area chair: SIGMOD 2016

Press (mostly in French)

Algorithmes : l’injustice artificielle ? Jan 10, 2022
D’où vient le risque ? Des données et des algorithmes Fev 05, 2020
Le testing algorithmique Dec 10, 2019
Le testing algorithmique Dec 2, 2019
Plateformes sur PandHeMic Oct 31, 2019
SIGMOD blog Post Sep 23, 2019
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