Serge Abiteboul is a researcher at Inria, the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique, and is currently a member of the DI Lab at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, and a "thèse d'Etat" from the University of Paris-Sud. He was a Lecturer at the École Polytechnique and Visiting Professor at Stanford and Oxford University. He has been Chair Professor at Collège de France in 2011-12 and Francqui Chair Professor at Namur University in 2012-2013. He co-founded the company Xyleme in 2000.
Serge Abiteboul has received the ACM SIGMOD Innovation Award in 1998, the EADS Award from the French Academy of sciences in 2007, the Milner Award in 2013, and was PI of the Webcam ERC (2008-2013). He became a member of the French Academy of Sciences in 2008, and a member the Academy of Europe in 2011. His research work focuses mainly on data, information and knowledge management, particularly on the Web.