Serge Abiteboul is a member of the Collège de l'Arcep (France’s Electronic Communications and Postal Regulatory Authority), Senior researcher at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris and at Inria (the French Research Institute for Digital Science). Serge Abiteboul holds a PhD from the University of Southern California and a state thesis from Paris-Sud University. His work on data, information and knowledge management - particularly on the Internet - and his theories on databases led him to be appointed as a member of the Academy of Sciences in 2008 and the Europae Academy in 2011. He founded the startup Xyleme in 2000. He has also been a lecturer at the École Polytechnique, and a visiting professor at Stanford and Oxford University. In 2011, he was appointed Chair of Computer Science and Digital Science at the Collège de France. In 2013, he joined the French National Digital Council, and in the same year became Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Société d'Informatique de France. Since 2017, he has chaired the Strategic Council of the Blaise Pascal Foundation.
Serge Abiteboul is also the founder and editor of the Blog binaire (Le Monde) and the author of several books, including one published in 2018, Le Bot qui murmurait à l'oreille de la vieille dame, Editions Le Pommier. A translation in English of his book with Gilles Dowek Le Temps des Algorithmes will appear in October 2019 at Cambridge University Press.