Georg Gottlob

Professor of Computing Science at Oxford University, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at TU Wien
  • Received a highly prestigious Wittgenstein Award from the Austrian National Science Fund in 1998
  • Received the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2006
  • Co-Founder of the Lixto Software GmbH company, a spin-off of TU Wien offering software and services for data extraction and integration. Lixto was a finalist in the 2003 World Technology Award competition.

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database theory (in particular, query languages), Web information processing, constraint satisfaction problems, nonmonotonic reasoning, finite model theory, and computational complexity


Biographical Information

Georg Gottlob is a Professor of Computing Science at Oxford University, UK and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria (TU Wien), where he is a member of the Information Systems Institute. His research interests are database theory (in particular, query languages), Web information processing, constraint satisfaction problems, nonmonotonic reasoning, finite model theory, and computational complexity. On the more applied side, he supervises a number of industry projects dealing with expert systems and with multimedia information systems. From 1989 to 1996 he directed the industry-funded Christian Doppler Laboratory for Expert Systems. He is a co-founder of Lixto Corporation.
Gottlob got his Engineer and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from TU Vienna, Austria in 1979 and 1981, respectively. Before he moved to Oxford in 2006, he was a Full Professor of Computer Science at TU (since 1988). Before that, he was affiliated with the Italian National Research Council in Genoa, Italy, and with the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. During the spring semester 1999 he was invited McKay Professor at UC Berkeley.
Georg Gottlob was an invited speaker at many international conferences. He has received the Wittgenstein Award from the Austrian National Science Fund, is an ECCAI Fellow, and a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, and the European Academy of Sciences Academia Europaea in London. He chaired the Program Committees of IJCAI 2003 and ACM PODS 2000, was the Editor in Chief of the Journal Artificial Intelligence Communications, and is currently a member of the editorial boards of several other journals. Gottlob is an ISI highly cited researcher.