Sihem Amer-Yahia

2024 SIGMOD Contributions Award

The SIGMOD 2024 Contributions Award goes to Sihem Amer-Yahia (CNRS, Univ. Grenoble Alpes) for her contributions towards diversity, equity, and inclusion in the professional database research community.

Sihem Amer-Yahia is a 2020 Silver Medal CNRS Research Director and Deputy Director of the Lab of Informatics of Grenoble in France. She works on exploratory data analysis and algorithmic upskilling. Sihem was Principal Scientist at QCRI, Senior Scientist at Yahoo! Research and Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs. She served as PC chair for SIGMOD 2023 and as the coordinator of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative for the database community from 2021 to 2023. Sihem received the 2024 IEEE TCDE Impact Award for contributions to laying the interdisciplinary data engineering foundations of social computing and crowdsourcing.