Tiziana Catarci is full professor in Computer Science and Engineering and director of the ECONA research center. During 2010-14 she has been Sapienza vice-rector for technologies and infrastructures. Her main research interests are in theoretical and user oriented aspects of information access, user interfaces, usability, digital libraries, e-learning, cooperative information systems, and data management. On these topics she has published over 200 papers in international journals, conferences and workshop proceedings, and 20 books. Her contribution can be regarded as one of the first and most significant examples of deep analysis and formalization of the interaction between the user and the database, which takes in consideration both usability issues and language related aspects. With respect to applications, she has led or participated in various national and international projects on the above topics. In 2008, she has been the Co-chair of the 2008 edition of the largest and most important conference on human-computer interaction, ACM CHI.