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Dan Olteanu

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Dan Olteanu

Professor of Computer Science

T: +44 (0)1865 610759

Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD


Completed Projects:


My main research interest is in databases. I am a member of the Oxford database group. Current research projects:

  • Factorised databases: FDB
  • Probabilistic databases: SPROUT (query evaluation techniques), MayBMS (representation models, query languages), ENFrame (probabilistic programming), Pigora (probabilistic data integration)
  • Datalog engines: With folks@LogicBlox on their meta-engine, with Oxford colleagues on RDFox.

Past projects to which I contributed as student/co-investigator/principal investigator:

  • DIQOPT: Distributed Query Optimisation
  • G-Store: A Storage Manager for Graph Data
  • SKAR-DB: Managing Square-Kilometer-Array Data
  • SPEX: Streamed and Progressive Evaluation of XPath
  • Agora: Living with XML and Relational Data

Current research support: Amazon; Google; EPSRC (DBOnto, Industrial PhD CASE, VADA); ERC Consolidator Grant (FADAMS); Fondation Wiener Anspach; LogicBlox; Ordnance Survey.

Past research support: Cornell; EPSRC (PROQAW, ADEPT); EU FP7 (FOX, HiperDNO); Oxford (Astor Travel Fund, Lockey Fund).

New PhD and postdoc positions available in my group funded by a 5-year ERC consolidator grant! Please contact me if interested.

Special issue on "In-Database Analytics" in the Distributed and Parallel Databases journal.



Since 07/16 Professor of Computer Science, University of Oxford
Since 08/13 Computer Scientist at LogicBlox (part-time consulting).
08/13 - 07/14  Visiting Associate Professor at University of California, Berkeley (On sabbatical leave from Oxford).
02/12  Received Oxford equivalent of North-American tenure.
09/07 - 07/16 Associate Professor (previously University Lecturer) with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, UK (formerly known as Computing Laboratory)
  Additional roles at Oxford: Fellow and Director of IT, St Cross College
04/07 - 07/07 Temporary Professor (Lehrbeauftragter), Ruprecht Karl University in Heidelberg, Germany
04/05 - 08/07 Postdoctoral Researcher, Saarland University Information Systems Group (Prof. C. Koch) in Saarbruecken, Germany
09/06 - 12/06 Visiting Scientist, Cornell Database Group in Ithaca, NY state, USA
10/00 - 04/05 Research and Teaching Assistant (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), PhD student in the Programming and Modelling Languages Group (Prof. F. Bry), Institute for Informatics of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
03/00 - 09/00 Intern Student, Caravel research group of INRIA Rocquencourt, France
08/95 - 08/00 Student in Computer Science (Dipl. Ing.), Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania



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