Sihem Amer-Yahia, QCRI, Qatar & LIG - CNRS Grenoble, France
Sihem Amer-Yahia is Principal Research Scientist at Qatar Computing Research Center (QCRI) and DR1 CNRS at LIG in Grenoble. Sihem's interests are at the intersection of large-scale data management and analytics, and social content at large. Until May 2011, she was Senior Scientist at Yahoo! Research for 5 years and worked on revisiting relevance models and top-k processing algorithms on datasets from Delicious, Yahoo! Personals and Flickr. Before that, she spent 7 years at AT&T Labs in NJ, working on XML query optimization and XML full-text search. Sihem is editor of the W3C XML full-text standard. She is a member of the VLDB Endowment and the ACM SIGMOD executive committee. Sihem is track chair at PVLDB and SIGIR this year. She serves on the editorial boards of ACM TODS, the VLDB Journal and the Information Systems Journal. Sihem received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Univ. Paris-Orsay and INRIA in 1999, and her Diplome d'Ingenieur from INI, Algeria in 1994.