Leonid Libkin

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Leonid Libkin
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania[1]
AwardsRoyal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award[2]

Academia Europaea[3]

Marie Curie Chair[6]
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Edinburgh
University of Toronto
Bell Labs
ThesisAspects of Partial Information in Databases[1] (1994[1])
Doctoral advisorPeter Buneman[1]

Leonid Libkin FRSE is a computer scientist who works in database theory, logic in computer science, and finite model theory.

Libkin is a Professor at the University of Edinburgh,[7] where he holds the chair of Foundations of Data Management in the School of Informatics.[8] He previously worked at the University of Toronto and Bell Labs.[8]

Libkin is the author of a standard textbook on finite model theory.[9] He is an ACM Fellow,[5] a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh[10] and a member of Academia Europaea.[3]


  • Libkin, Leonid (2004). Elements of Finite Model Theory. Springer. ISBN 978-3-540-21202-7.
  • Arenas, Marcelo; Barceló, Pablo; Libkin, Leonid; Murlak, Filip (2014). Foundations of Data Exchange. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107016163.


  1. ^ a b c d Leonid Libkin at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ "Leonid Libkin". Royal Society. 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Leonid Libkin". Academia Europaea. 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  4. ^ "2012 Elected Fellows". Royal Society of Edinburgh. 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  5. ^ a b "ACM Fellows". ACM. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  6. ^ "XMLDATA". European Commission. 2007. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Leonid Libkin". The University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Chair of Foundations of Data Management". The University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  9. ^ Leonid Libkin publications indexed by Google Scholar Edit this at Wikidata
  10. ^ "Professor Leonid Libkin FRSE - The Royal Society of Edinburgh". The Royal Society of Edinburgh. Retrieved 26 June 2018.

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