Tiziana Catarci is full professor in Computer Science and Engineering at Sapienza University of Roma (http://www.diag.uniroma1.it/users/tiziana%20catarci) director of the Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering “Antonio Ruberti”, and.
During 2010-14 she has been Sapienza vice-rector for technologies and infrastructures and during 2009-2014 she has been president of the Sapienza ICT service center. During 2015-2018 she has been director of the Sapienza Design Research center, and during 2014-20 director of the ECONA Interuniversity Research Centre on the Cognitive Processing in Natural and Artificial Systems. Finally, during 2015-2017 she has been the president of KION, a private company of the Cineca group.
Tiziana Catarci’s main research interests are in theoretical and application oriented aspects of visual formalisms for databases, human-computer interaction, user interfaces, usability, smart environments, information visualization, data management, data quality and digital libraries, AI ethics. On these topics she has published over 200 papers in international journals, conferences and workshop proceedings, and 20 books (see https://dblp.org/pers/c/Catarci:Tiziana.html for a significant subset).
Tiziana Catarci is the Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality. Moreover, she is associate editor of several international journals and has been co-chair of many important international conferences in both database and hci areas. Dr. Catarci has been a founder Member of the Italian Chapter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction and, very recently, a founder of SIPEIA, the Italian Scientific Society for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence.
Finally, she is very active in combating gender disparities and promoting the STEM disciplines among female students by promoting dedicated projects at both school and university level and acting as role-model for “Inspiring Girls”(http://www.inspiring-girls.com/) and other initiatives.
In 2003 she has been the recipient of the IBM Eclipse Innovation Award. In 2015 she received the honor of “Commendatore” of the Italian Republic. In 2016 she has been nominated member of the prestigious European Academy of Sciences and Arts. In 2016 she has been included among the “100 Women for Science” project – http://www.100esperte.it/. In 2017 she received the Levi Montalcini Association award for the “diffusion of scientific culture among younger generations”. In 2018 she has been included among the “InspiringFifty”, https://italy.inspiringfifty.org/ ,the most influential women in the tech world. In 2018 she has been nominated fellow of the EAI – European Alliance for Innovation.