Angela Bonifati

a photo of Angela Bonifati I am a Distinguished Professor in Computer Science (Professeur Classe Exceptionnelle) at Lyon 1 University (France), affiliated with the CNRS 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 a Senior Member of the IUF (Institut Universitaire de France), a high distinction that recognizes top scientists across all disciplines in France. I am an IEEE Senior Member and an ACM member.

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

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

Research Interests: I am interested in several interdisciplinary areas of Artificial Intelligence and Data Management, specifically in graph databases, knowledge graphs and data integration. Precisely, my current research interests are on the interplay of structured (relational) and semistructured (graph-oriented) data paradigms. In particular, I am currently working on several data management topics, such as data integration, data quality, query processing, indexing, data science and databases for machine leaning. For many of these topics, I am interested in problems that lead to multidisciplinary applications (such as those for medical and life sciences data).

Awards: I have received multiple distinctions for my research. Recently, I received the prestigious 2023 IEEE TCDE Impact Award for "For contributions to the active and interdisciplinary areas of graph databases, knowledge graphs and data integration and their impact on data-intensive systems." I received a Best Paper Award at ICDE 2022 and a Best Paper Runner Up Award at VLDB 2022. I won the ACM SIGMOD Research Highlight Award, which recognizes projects across premier database conferences that "exemplify core database research, address an important problem, and have the potential of significant impact." Previously, I have been nominated French Scholar 2020 for the multidisciplinary aspects of my research. I am the recipient of several Endowed Research Chairs (2011-2013, 2018-2021 from University of Lille and INRIA, respectively).

Upcoming Keynotes: I am a Keynote speaker at CODS/COMAD 2023 (International Conference on Data Science and Management of Data) in January 2023, at the EDBT/ICDT Workshops in March 2023, at DASFAA 2023 in April 2023 and at the Alberto Mendelzon Workshop (AMW) 2023 on Foundations of Data Management in May 2023.

Funding: My research is supported by the French national research agency under the 2015, 2018, 2021 and 2022 ANR (Agence Nationale de la recherche) collaborative research programme. Among the others, I am the Principal Investigator of the ANR Project QualiHealth (2019-2024), the PI of the HyGraph ANR/DFG project (in partnership with Univ. of Leipzig & ScaDS.AI) (2022-2025). I a WP leader in the ANR project VeryGraph (2021-2025) in partnership with ENS, PSL University (Paris) and LIG CNRS (Grenoble). I am also a member of the H2020 EU project Qualitop in partnership with the Civil Hospitals in Lyon. These grants focus either on on applying data management techniques to multidisciplinary domains or on future challenges of graph data management. My research is also supported by companies with gifts from Oracle Labs, Neo4j etc and by French Institutes, such as IDEX (Excellence Initiative) and Institut Carnot LSI.

An up-to-date list of my publications can be found on DBLP.


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:



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