Angela Bonifati

a photo of Angela Bonifati I am a Full Professor in Computer Science at Lyon 1 University (France), affiliated with the Liris research lab. I am the Head of the Database group in the same lab. I am also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo (Canada) in the Data Systems Group (since 2020). I am an IEEE Senior Member (elevated in 2022).

I am the Program Chair of ACM Sigmod 2022, a flagship conference on Data Management.

I am the Chair of the EDBT Executive Board and Association (2020-2025).

Research Interests: I am interested in the active and interdisciplinary areas of Artificial Intelligence (knowledge graphs, graph databases and data integration) and their impact on Data-intensive Systems. Precisely, my current research interests are on the interplay of structured (relational) and unstructured (graph-oriented) data paradigms. In particular, I am currently working on data integration and data curation, query learning and query processing, query log analysis, privacy and security issues for these data models. Fo some of these topics, I am interested in problems that lead to multi-disciplinary applications (such as those for medical data).

Upcoming Keynotes: I am a Keynote speaker at the WWW22 PhD Symposium (26 April 2022) and a Lecturer at the eBiss 2022 International Summer School (4-8 July, 2022) and at the French MDD 2022 Summer school (19-23 June, 2022).

Ongoing grants: My research is supported by the French national research agency under the 2015, 2018 and 2021 ANR (Agence Nationale de la recherche) collaborative research programme. Among the others, I am the Principal Investigator of the ANR Project QualiHealth (2019-2023) and I am a member of the H2020 EU project Qualitop with HCL Lyon. Both projects are multidisciplinary projects applying data management techniques to medical and biological domains. My research is also supported by companies with gifts from Oracle Labs, Neo4j etc. In the past, I was a member of the ANR Project DataCert (2016-2020). In 2015, at my arrival in Lyon, I was also the recipient of the PALSE Impulsion 2016 Starting Grant from the University of Lyon (Programme IDEX) and the PI of CNRS MedClean research project, under the 2016 Mastodons multidisciplinary action on data quality.

My publications can be found here or on DBLP.

Our recent paper on Evaluating Complex Queries on Streaming Graphs (with A. Pacaci and T. Ozsu, Univ. of Waterloo) got the Best Paper Award at ICDE 2022.

Check out our recent paper in CACM (joint work with many colleagues from both the Data Management and Computer Systems communities) and its companion video

The Future is Big Graphs! A community View on Graph Processing Systems. Commun. ACM 64(9): 62-71 (2021)

Invited Paper:

Graph Queries: From Theory to Practice. SIGMOD Record 47(4): 5-16 (2018) (with S. Dumbrava)

Books I have written:

a book by Angela Bonifati et al.

Querying Graphs (with G. Fletcher, H. Voigt and N. Yakovets) Synthesis Lectures on Data Management (Morgan & Claypool Publishers) 2018

a book by Angela Bonifati et al.

Schema Matching and Mapping (with Z. Bellahsene and E. Rahm) (Springer Data-Centric Systems and Applications) 2011 and its google scholar (thanks to E. Rahm)

Professional Activities (last 5 years):

  • Program Chair of ACM Sigmod 2022
  • Program Chair of EDBT 2020
  • Sigmod 2019 Workshops Co-Chair (with I. Ilyas and B. Kimelfeld)
  • Scientific Co-chair and Organizer of the EDBT Summer School 2019 (to take place in Lyon in Sept. 2019)
  • Associate Editor of The VLDB Journal (starting from Sept. 2017)
  • Associate Editor of ACM Trans. on Database Systems (starting from Jan. 2018)
  • SIGMOD 2019 Workshops co-Chair (with B. Kimelfeld and I. Ilyas)
  • ICDE 2018 Area PC Vice-Chair for the Information Extraction and Data Cleaning and Curation Track
  • PC Member of SIGMOD 2019, VLDB 2019, PODS 2019, AAAI 2019, EDBT 2019, SIGMOD 2018, EDBT 2018, PODS 2017, SIGMOD 2017, VLDB 2017, EDBT 2017, SSDBM 2016, SIGMOD 2016, EDBT 2016, SIGMOD 2015, ICDT 2015, VLDB 2015, SIGMOD 2014, VLDB 2014, EDBT 2014, ICDE 2014, etc.
  • Co-organizer of Daquata Workshop 2016 and 2017 (co-funded by CNRS MedClean)
  • Associate Editor of Distributed and Parallel Databases
  • Program Chair of WebDB 2013
  • Program Chair of the VLDB 2013 PhD Workshop

Responsabilités (in French):

  • Membre du Conseil de la FST (UFR Sciences et Technologies UCBL) depuis 3/2017
  • Responsable du GT Big Data au Laboratoire Liris
  • Responsable de la thèmatique Masses de données FIL
  • Membre du Nouveau Cluster Numérique Région Auvergnes-Rhone Alpes depuis 3/2017
  • Membre de la Commission des Thèses (ED InfoMaths Université de Lyon)

You can contact me at one of the following e-mail addresses:



This file last modified Sunday May 15, 2022