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Dr Andreas Pieris

Lecturer in Databases

Research Interests

Database theory with emphasis on query languages, knowledge representation and reasoning, computational logic and its applications to computer science.

Qualifications

2011, PhD, Computer Science, University of Oxford.

2007, MSc, Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science, University of Oxford.

2006, BSc, Computer Science, University of Cyprus.

Biography

Andreas Pieris is a Lecturer in Databases and a member of the Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science at the School of Informatics of the University of Edinburgh. Prior to this, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Information Systems of the Vienna University of Technology (2014 to 2016), and a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Oxford (2011 to 2014). His current work mostly focuses on theoretical and practical aspects of query answering in the presence of ontologies. Andreas has published more than 50 papers, many of them in leading international conferences and journals. He has served on the PCs of numerous international conferences and workshops, including the top-tier database theory and AI conferences (PODS, ICDT, IJCAI, AAAI and KR). He has given invited talks and tutorials at international workshops and summer schools.

Research outputs

  1. Making Cross Products and Guarded Ontology Languages Compatible

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  2. Containment for Rule-Based Ontology-Mediated Queries

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  3. An Operational Approach to Consistent Query Answering

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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