Bio

Thomas Lukasiewicz is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Oxford's Department of Computer Science since 2010. Prior to this, he was holding a prestigious Heisenberg Fellowship by the German Research Foundation, affiliated with the University of Oxford, TU Vienna, Austria, and Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Among his recent awards are the Artificial Intelligence journal's Prominent Paper Award 2013 and the RuleML 2015 Best Paper Award. He is  associate editor for the Artificial Intelligence journal and the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, area editor for the journal ACM TOCL, and editor for the Semantic Web journal.

Research interests

Thomas Lukasiewicz’s research interests are in artificial intelligence (AI) and information systems, including especially knowledge representation and reasoning, uncertainty in AI, machine learning, the (Social and/or Semantic) Web, and databases. His research at the Alan Turing Institute focuses on the following areas: (A) value added data systems to support users in discovering, extracting, integrating, accessing, and interpreting the data of relevance to their questions; (B) integrations of deep learning and symbolic knowledge representation and reasoning; (C) question answering over the Web, in plain text documents, and in videos; and (D) personalised search and recommender systems.