Tiziana Catarci is full professor in Computer Science and Engineering at Sapienza University of Roma (http://www.diag.uniroma1.it/users/catarcidisuniroma1it), director of the Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering “Antonio Ruberti”, and director of the ECONA Interuniversity Research Centre on the Cognitive Processing in Natural and Artificial Systems.
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 2015-2017 she has been the president of KION, a private company of the Cineca group. 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".
Tiziana Catarci’s main research interests are in theoretical and application oriented aspects of both human-computer interaction and databases. On these topics she has published over 200 papers in international journals and conference proceedings, and 20 books (here some refs: https://dblp.uni-trier.de/pers/hd/c/Catarci:Tiziana ).
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.
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.