Advisor to the Chairman and the CEO of Inria in Data Science with concern to the socio-economic impact of Big Data. Senior Research Data Scientist at Inria, she was the Scientific Head of IMEDIA research group for over 10 years (1999 to 2010) and Director of Inria Saclay Research Center for 5 years, 2010-1015.
Her domain of expertise covers Large Scale Multimedia Content Search, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning in the context of Big Data. She develops methods for automatic visual content enrichment, structuring and browsing together with interactive and personalized information retrieval mechanisms based on Semi-Supervised Learning & Active Learning. Her research activities are leading to next generation of multimedia search engines. She’s very keen to tackle fundamental problems expressed from real use-cases having impact on diverse real-life application domains including web content search, cyber-security, biodiversity, audio-visual archives, and earth observation & satellite images …
Nozha Boujemaa is the co-author of over 150 international journals and conference proceedings publications. She has supervised over 25 PhD and master students. She is member of the Steering Committee of The ACM International Conference of Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR 2008-2012) and founding member of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ACM ICMR). She serves as General Chair of ACM Multimedia 2013, ACM Multimedia Information Retrieval 2010, Chair of “Brave New Ideas” Program within ACM Multimedia 2010 and Track Chair (Multimedia and Document Analysis, Processing and Retrieval) within the 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition 2010. She organizes and co-chairs several international events: ACM MIR’06, ACM MIR’07, International workshop on Visual and Multimedia Digital Libraries (VMDL 2007), CHORUS Event on National Initiatives on Audio-Visual Search Engines, Muscle-Delos Summer School’06 on “Multimedia digital libraries Machine learning and cross-modal technologies for access and retrieval“, NSF-INRIA-BERKLEY-IBM joint workshop on “MultiMedia Content Based Indexing and Retrieval” … . She has served on numerous scientific program committees in international conferences (WWW Multimedia Track, ACM Multimedia, ACM MIR, IAPR ICPR, IEEE ICIP, IEEE ICME, ACM CIVR, CBMI, RIAO…) in the area of visual information retrieval and pattern recognition. She acts as plenary speaker for 6 international conferences.
She acts as Scientific Coordination of 4 European projects: MUSCLE Network of Excellence: “Multimedia Understanding through Semantics, Computation and Learning” gathering 42 Europeans research labs (final report, final conference), VITALAS Integrated Project: “Video & image Indexing and Retrieval in the Large Scale“, CHORUS CA: “Coordination Action over existing European and National Efforts on Multimedia Search Engines” (see “Search For Tomorrow – International Herald Tribune“). Chorus delivered a European multidisciplinary prospective study on challenges and gaps in the field of multimedia search engines and Chorus+ (extended effort of Chorus over 3 years). She was involved in other EU projects: Glocal, I-search, and previously ACEMEDIA IP, TRENDS Strep, DELOS NoE, “STOP” (fighting against child abuse together with DCPJ, Europol…) as well as national projects (ANR R2I, ACI QuerySat, ACI Biotim…).
Dr. Boujemaa supervises research and development of IKONA: IMEDIA Search Engine that wins ImagEval/TechnoVision Benchmark. She is member of the steering committee of the first international contest on “Video copy detection” co-organised within NIST/TrecVid’08.
Dr. Boujemaa has served as a scientific expert for numerous international governmental research programs such as the NSF (National Science Foundation – USA) and the European Commission, Nwo and Token programs (Netherlands), CNRSG (Canada), A*Star (Singapore). She acts as French Expert for COST ICT Domain and has served as a member of “European Commission Task Force on Networked Media: long term research”. She is appointed as expert for the European Science Foundation (ESF) for 2008-1010. She has been invited to several experts’ panels to discuss the European commission FP7 Work Program objectives and priorities. She was elected twice (6 years) for the NEM ETP Steering Board (Networked and Electronic Media European Technology Platform). At the national level, she served as scientific expert for the French Parliament (Law on Digital Economy “LEN”) as well as for the French Ministry of Interior. She has served as elected member at the INRIA National Evaluation Committee (2004-2008).