30 June 1956|
|Residence||Oxford, United Kingdom|
|Nationality||Austrian and Italian|
|Alma mater||Vienna University of Technology|
|Thesis||Mehrwertige Logik – Aufbau und Anwendung in der Informatik (1981)|
|Doctoral advisor||Curt Christian|
Georg Gottlob FRS is an Austrian computer scientist who works in the areas of database theory, logic, and artificial intelligence and is Professor of Informatics at the University of Oxford.
Gottlob obtained his undergraduate and PhD degrees in computer science at Vienna University of Technology in 1981.
Career and Research
Gottlob is currently a chaired professor of computing science at the Oxford University Department of Computer Science, where he helped establish the information systems research group. He is also a Fellow of St John's College, Oxford. Previously, he was a professor of computer science at Vienna University of Technology, where he still maintains an adjunct position. He was elected a member of the Royal Society in May 2010. He is a founding member of the Oxford-Man Institute.
In the area of artificial intelligence, he is best known for his influential early work on the complexity of nonmonotonic logics and on (generalised) hypertree decompositions, a framework for obtaining tractable structural classes of constraint satisfaction problems, and a generalisation of the notion of tree decomposition from graph theory. This work has also had substantial impact in database theory, since it is known that the problem of evaluating conjunctive queries on relational databases is equivalent to the constraint satisfaction problem. His recent work on XML query languages (notably XPath) has helped create the complexity-theoretical foundations of this area.
Awards and honours
|“||Georg Gottlob has made fundamental contributions to both artificial intelligence and to database systems. His research has centred on the algorithmic and logical aspects of knowledge representation, database queries, and recently for web data processing. His work has resulted in the invention of several efficient algorithms for constraint satisfaction, web data extraction and database query processing, some of which are now in widespread use. He has developed a common core to the underlying principles of artificial intelligence and databases. In his work on clarifying the intrinsic complexity of problems in these areas, Gottlob has solved open problems in computational logic, non-monotonic reasoning and database theory.||”|
Gottlob has also been designated as an ECCAI fellow  in 2002.
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- Georg Gottlob publications indexed by Google Scholar
- Georg Gottlob at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Georg Gottlob author profile page at the ACM Digital Library
- Winslett, M. (2007). "Georg Gottlob speaks out". ACM SIGMOD Record. 36 (2): 27. doi:10.1145/1328854.1328860. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2011.
- Georg Gottlob's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)
- Leone, N.; Pfeifer, G.; Faber, W.; Eiter, T.; Gottlob, G.; Perri, S.; Scarcello, F. (2006). "The DLV system for knowledge representation and reasoning". ACM Transactions on Computational Logic. 7 (3): 499. arXiv:cs/0211004. doi:10.1145/1149114.1149117.
- Dantsin, E.; Eiter, T.; Gottlob, G.; Voronkov, A. (2001). "Complexity and expressive power of logic programming". ACM Computing Surveys. 33 (3): 374. doi:10.1145/502807.502810.
- Georg Gottlob at DBLP Bibliography Server
- Eiter, T.; Gottlob, G.; Mannila, H. (1997). "Disjunctive datalog". ACM Transactions on Database Systems. 22 (3): 364. doi:10.1145/261124.261126.
- Eiter, T.; Gottlob, G. (1995). "The complexity of logic-based abduction". Journal of the ACM. 42: 3. doi:10.1145/200836.200838.
- Stefano Ceri, Georg Gottlob, and Letizia Tanca: Logic programming and databases. Springer-Verlag, 1990. ISBN 9783642839542
- Gottlob, G. (1992). "Complexity Results for Nonmonotonic Logics". Journal of Logic and Computation. 2 (3): 397. doi:10.1093/logcom/2.3.397.
- Eiter, T.; Gottlob, G. (1992). "On the complexity of propositional knowledge base revision, updates, and counterfactuals". Proceedings of the eleventh ACM SIGACT-SIGMOD-SIGART symposium on Principles of database systems - PODS '92. p. 261. doi:10.1145/137097.137886. ISBN 0897915194.
- Eiter, T.; Gottlob, G. (1995). "Identifying the Minimal Transversals of a Hypergraph and Related Problems". SIAM Journal on Computing. 24 (6): 1278. doi:10.1137/S0097539793250299.
- Gottlob, G.; Leone, N.; Scarcello, F. (2002). "Hypertree Decompositions and Tractable Queries". Journal of Computer and System Sciences. 64 (3): 579. doi:10.1006/jcss.2001.1809.
- Kolaitis, Phokion G.; Vardi, Moshe Y. (2000). "Conjunctive-Query Containment and Constraint Satisfaction". Journal of Computer and System Sciences. 61 (2): 302–332. doi:10.1006/jcss.2000.1713.
- Furche, T.; Gottlob, G.; Grasso, G.; Schallhart, C.; Sellers, A. (2012). "OXPath: A language for scalable data extraction, automation, and crawling on the deep web". The VLDB Journal. 22: 47. doi:10.1007/s00778-012-0286-6.
- Gottlob, G.; Koch, C.; Pichler, R. (2005). "Efficient algorithms for processing XPath queries". ACM Transactions on Database Systems. 30 (2): 444. doi:10.1145/1071610.1071614.
- Gottlob, G.; Koch, C.; Pichler, R.; Segoufin, L. (2005). "The complexity of XPath query evaluation and XML typing". Journal of the ACM. 52 (2): 284. doi:10.1145/1059513.1059520.
- "EC/2010/17: Gottlob, Georg. Library and Archive Catalogue". London: The Royal Society. Archived from the original on 21 March 2014.