Information Systems Group

― Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

Alina Petrova

Research Student


I am a first year DPhil student working under the supervision of Prof. Ian Horrocks and Prof. Bernardo Cuenca Grau. Before joining the KRR group in October 2016, I was working as a research assistant in BIOTEC TU Dresden, specializing in biomedical text mining. I have a bachelor degree in Computational Linguistics from St. Petersburg State University, and I received my European Masters in Computational Logic from TU Dresden and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. I have interned as a junior researcher in Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy and NICTA , Canberra, Australia.


Alina Petrova


Research Student

Contact Information

Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD



3 papers accepted in IJCAI'17

Three papers co-authored by the KRR group have been accepted in IJCAI'17:
- "Query Reformulation: Theory and Practice" by M. Benedikt, E. V. Kostylev, F. Mogavero, and E. Tsamoura;
- "Foundations of Declarative Data Analysis Using Limit Datalog Programs" by M. Kaminski, B. Cuenca Grau, B. Motik, E. V. Kostylev, and I. Horrocks; and
- "The Bag Semantics of Ontology-Based Data Access" by C. Nikolaou, E. V. Kostylev, G. Konstantinidis, M. Kaminski, B. Cuenca Grau, and I. Horrocks.

Paper accepted in PODS'17

The paper entitled "Benchmarking the chase" authored by Michael Benedikt, George Konstantinidis, Giansalvatore Mecca, Boris Motik, Paolo Papotti, Donatello Santoro, and Efthymia Tsamoura has been accepted in PODS'17.

Andrew Bate defends his PhD Thesis

Andrew Bate has successfully defended his PhD Thesis on Consequence Based Reasoning. Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Bate!

Best applications paper award at ISWC'16

Our paper entitled "Semantic Technologies for Data Analysis in Health Care" received the Best Applications Paper Award at the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2016).

4 papers accepted in ISWC'16

Four papers authored by the KRR group have been accepted in the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2016).

Best paper award at ICDT'16

Mark Kaminski and Egor Kostylev received the best paper award at ICDT 2016 for their paper entitled "Beyond Well-Designed SPARQL".