Anastasia Ailamaki is a Professor of Computer and Communication Sciences at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and the co-founder of RAW Labs SA, a Swiss company developing real-time analytics infrastructures for heterogeneous big data from multiple sources. She earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. She received the 2019 ACM SIGMOD Edgar F.Codd Innovations and the 2020 VLDB Women in Database Research Award. She
is also the recipient of an ERC Consolidator Award (2013), the Finmeccanica endowed chair from the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon (2007), a European Young Investigator Award from the
European Science Foundation (2007), an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2005), an NSF CAREER award (2002), and ten best-paper awards in database, storage, and computer architecture conferences. She is an ACM fellow, an IEEE fellow, the Laureate for the 2018 Nemitsas Prize in Computer Science, and an elected member of the Swiss, the Belgian, and the Cypriot National Research Councils. She is a member of the Academia Europaea and of the World Economic Forum Expert Network.