Information Systems Group

― Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

Evgeny Kharlamov

Senior Research Fellow


Evgeny Kharlamov is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. He works on different aspects of Semantic Technologies with a particular focus on how they can address data integration and Big Data. Evgeny runs a EU funded project Optique on scalable end-user access to Big Data at Oxford University and was a co-investigator in the EU projects Webdam on Foundations of Data Management, and ACSI on Artifact-Centric Data Interoperation. Evgeny has published a number of papers in top-tier conferences (VLDB, ICDT, KR, CIKM, ISWC) and journals (TODS, JCSS).

In 2011-2012 Evgeny was a postdoctoral researcher at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (FUB). In parallel with that, in 2011 he was a postdoctoral visiting researcher at the Department of Computer Science of Oxford University working with Michael Benedikt and at the University of Edinburgh working with Leonid Libkin. Evgeny obtained his PhD (2011) in computer science from the FUB, while the actual research was conducted in both FUB, under the supervision of Werner Nutt, and Télécom ParisTech, under the supervision of Pierre Senellart. In 2009-2010 Evgeny was first an intern and then a research assistant at Inria Saclay, France, working with Serge Abiteboul and Pierre Senellart. He got his European M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from both Dresden University of Technology and FUB in 2006. Evgeny is an alumni of the Novosibirsk State University, the Russian leading research school, where he studied mathematics.

Recent Publications

  • Controlled Query Evaluation over OWL 2 RL Ontologies. Bernardo Cuenca Grau, Evgeny Kharlamov, Egor V. Kostylev and Dmitriy Zheleznyakov. International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC). 2013. Acceptance: 21.5%.
  • Verification of Inconsistency-Aware Knowledge and Action Bases. Diego Calvanese, Evgeny Kharlamov, Marco Montali, Ario Santoso and Dmitriy Zheleznyakov. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI). 2013. Acceptance: 28%. pdf
  • Capturing Model-Based Ontology Evolution at the Instance Level: the Case of DL-Lite. Evgeny Kharlamov, Dmitriy Zheleznyakov and Diego Calvanese. Accepted to Journal of Computer and System Sciences (JCSS)
  • Answering Queries using Views over Probabilistic XML: Complexity and Tractability. Bogdan Cautis and Evgeny Kharlamov. In PVLDB Vol. 5. Nr 10. - Journal publication. Presented at 38th Internat. Conf. on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB), Istanbul, Aug 2012. Acceptance: 17.3%.
  • Ontology Evolution Under Semantic Constraints. Bernardo Cuenca Grau, Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz, Evgeny Kharlamov and Dmitriy Zheleznyakov. In Proc. of 13th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR), Rome, Italy, June 2012. Acceptance rate: 26%


Evgeny Kharlamov


Senior Research Fellow



Contact Information

Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD

evgeny [dot] kharlamov [at] cs [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk

+44 (0)1865 283529


Awards at the ORE 2013 workshop

MORe, HermiT and ELK, three OWL reasoning systems developed in the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KRR) group, have been awarded at the OWL Reasoner Evaluation Workshop (ORE 2013).

OWL Reasoner Evaluation Workshop (ORE 2013)

The KRR group co-organises the 2nd edition of the OWL Reasoner Evaluation Workshop (ORE), collocated with DL 2013 workshop.

Best paper prize at SWAT4LS'12

Doctoral Student Despoina Magka's paper entitled 'Ontology-Based Classification of Molecules: a Logic Programming Approach' has received the best paper prize at the 2012 Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences workshop [more information].

Boris Motik awarded EPSRC Early Career Fellowship

Boris Motik was recently successful in gaining an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship. The 5 year project, MaSI3: A Massively Scalable Intelligent Information Infrastructure, focuses on Ontology-based Data Management Systems (ODMSs). These are a new kind of data management system specifically designed to deal with complex data, by using natural language queries often across multiple relevant sources [more information].

KRR member wins 'doctoral award' from University of Manchester

Yavor Nenov's PhD thesis "Computability of Euclidean Spatial Logics" has been awarded the Best Thesis Prize of the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester [more information].

Ian Horrocks (KRR group leader) elected to Academia Europaea

Ian Horrocks has been elected to join Academia Europæa, an eminent organization for European scholars. Academia Europæa was founded in 1988 and has over 2000 members, including around 40 Nobel Laureates [more information].

KRR member wins 'doctoral award' from Spanish university

The Jaume I University of Castellon (Spain) has awarded a "Premio extraordinario de doctorado" (roughly translated as a Extraordinary Doctoral Award) to Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz who is now a postdoctoral researcher at Oxford's Department of Computer Science [more information].

OAEI 2012: Matching Large Biomedical Ontologies

The KRR group organises the Large Biomedical Ontologies track within the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative.