A member of the College of Arcep (French regulatory authority for electronic communications, post and press distribution), Serge Abiteboul obtained his doctorate from the University of Southern California, and a state thesis from the University of Paris-Sud. He was a researcher in computer science at the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique and Director of Research Emeritus in a research team at the École Normale Supérieure de Paris. He has also been a lecturer at the École Polytechnique, a visiting professor at Stanford and Oxford Universities and an affiliated professor at the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan. His research work focuses on data, information and knowledge management, especially on the Web. Serge Abiteboul also writes novels, essays, and is editor and founder of the Blog binaire. He curated the Terra Data exhibition at the Cité des sciences in 2017-2018.