I joined the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Group at the University of Oxford in October 2011. I obtained my PhD from the University of Manchester in December 2011, where my supervisor was Dr Ian Pratt-Hartmann. I did my MSc and BSc studies in the University of Sofia in Bulgaria under the supervision of Prof Dimitar Vakarelov. My research is in the field of Theoretical Computer Science and in particular I am interested in the theoretical and applied aspects of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning.
Roman Kontchakov, Yavor Nenov, Ian Pratt-Hartmann, Michael Zakharyaschev
On the Decidability of Connectedness Constraints in 2D and 3D Euclidean Spaces
IJCAI 2011: 957-962
Yavor Nenov, Ian Pratt-Hartmann
On the Computability of Region-Based Euclidean Logics
CSL 2010: 439-453
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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 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].
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 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].
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].