Sophie Dabo-Niang is a full professor of applied mathematics at the University of Lille (North of France), chair of EMS-CDC (European Mathematical society-Committee of developing countries), scientific officer of CIMPA (International center of pure and applied mathematics), and member of the new committee of diversity of IMU(International Mathematical Union). She completed her PhD in statistics from Sorbonne University (Paris, Pierre and Marie Curie) in 2002.
After a first young teaching and researcher position at University Paris 2 from 2002 to 2004, she got an associate professor position in the departments of mathematics, computer sciences, economy and management at University Lille 3 (Charles De Gaulle) in 2004, where she practiced until being recruited as a full professor in 2010.
She co-chaired EMS-CDC from 2018 to 2019 and headed the MeQAME axis of laboratory LEM CNRS 9221 of University Lille 3 from 2015 to 2019. She headed the laboratory EQUIPPE of University Lille 3 from 2010-2015.
The research program of Sophie Dabo-Niang is focused on the representation of time and space in random environments using stochastic space and time changes driven by real problems in various areas of economics, medicine, epidemiology, physics, environmental and hydrological studies, natural resource management, renewable energy, and agriculture. She has led several statistical scientific events worldwide and gave different oral communications.
Another important achievement is her deep involvement and commitment to the promotion of mathematics and women in mathematics in Europe and in the developing world.