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


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".