Michael Benedikt Michael Benedikt
Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science, Oxford University
Governing Body Fellow of University College
Director of the MSC in Advanced Computer Science . Supplementary program information can be found here .
Department of Computer Science
Office: 355 Wolfson Building
Address: Dept. of Computer Science, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1865 273 818
Email: michael.benedikt@cs.ox.ac.uk

  Short Bio
  NEW!   My group now has a postdoc position in Computational Logic and Databases open. Contact me for details.

  Two variable logic with ultimately periodic counting To appear in SIAM Journal Of Computation, with arxiv version here .
  The complexity of Presburger arithmetic with power or powers @ ICALP 2023 .
  Embedded finite models Beyond Restricted Quantifier Collapse @ LICS 2023 .
  Synthesizing nested relational queries from implicit specifications @PODS 2023 .
  Datalog Rewriting for Guarded TGDs . @Datalog 2.0, 2022 .
  Rewriting the infinite chase @VLDB 22 .
  TraNCE: Transforming Nested Collections Efficiently @ VLDB 21.
  Generating collection transformations from proofs @ POPL 21 .
  Scalable querying of nested data @ VLDB 20.
  Balancing Expressiveness and Inexpressiveness in View Design @ KR 20.
  On Monotonic Determinacy and Rewritability for Recursive Queries and Views. @ PODS 20
  Two variable logic with ultimately periodic counting. @ ICALP 20
  Reasoning about Disclosure in Data Integration in the Presence of Source Constraints @ IJCAI  19 .
  Goal-Driven Query Answering for Existential Rules with Equality @ AAAI 18 .
  How Can Reasonser Simplify Database Querying (And Why Haven't They Done It Yet)? @ Invited Paper: PODS 18 .
  When Can We Answer Queries Using Result-bounded Data Interfaces? @ PODS 18 .
  Query Reformulation: Theory and Pratice @ IJCAI 17 .
  Characterizing Definability in Decidable Fixpoint Logics @ ICALP 17 (Best Paper Award for Track B).
  Polynomial Automata: Zeroness and applications @ LICS 17 .
  Benchmarking the Chase @ PODS 17 . Online version of Paper. Github
  Source Information Disclosure in Ontology based Data Integration @ AAAI 17 . Technical report version (draft)
  Our book on the interpolation-based approarch to query reformulation is now available at Morgan Claypool! See Morgan Claypool's site for more info .
  SPARQLByE: Querying RDF data by example @ VLDB 16 .
  Query answering with transitive and linearly-ordered data @ IJCAI 16 .
  Query Visible and Invisible Information @ LICS 16 . There is an arxiv version and we have some additional recent results .
  A step up in expressiveness of decidable fixpoint logics @ LICS 16 .
  EPSRC Established Careeer Fellowship 2015-2020

  Combining Existential Rules and Description Logics @ IJCAI 15 .
  The Complexity of Boundedness for Guarded Logics @ LICS 15 .
  Interpolation with Decidable Fixpoint Logics @ LICS 15 .
  Finite Open World Querying with Number Restrictions @ LICS 15 .
  Querying with Access Patterns and Integrity Constraints @ VLDB 15 .

Research: Data management (e.g. managing and querying Web data, querying social networks, integrity constraint development and management); computational logic and its applications to databases and verification; model theory; theoretical computer science
  Publications   (see DBLP)


In the coming year, I will be teaching databases and a reading course in automata and logic .

Information on the MSC in Advanced Computer Science at Oxford
Professional Activities
  Recent Professional Committees: Dagstuhl Seminar 202401033 ``Logic and Neural Networks'' (Co-organizer) IJCAI 2024 (Senior Program Committee Member) UAI 2024 (Program Committee Member) EDBT 2024 (Program committee member) Alberto Mendelzon Test-of-Time Award (Chair of Panel), UAI 2023 (Progam Committee Member) EDBT 23 (Program committee member) EACSL Ackermann Award (Panel Member), LICS  22 (Program Committee Member and Awards Subcommittee Member), UAI 2022 (Progam Committee Member) IJCAI  19 (Senior Program Committee Member), LICS  18 (Program Commitee Member), Journal of Symbolic Logic (Editorial Board), Journal of Computer and System Sciences (Associate Editor), Association For Symbolic Logic (Chair of Committee on Logic in Europe), European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (Steering committee member), European Association for Computer Science Logic (Executive committee member)

  Recent/Upcoming Keynote Talks: The Decision Problem in First-Order Logic (DPFO2023) , Reachability Problems (RP 2022) , GF@25, 2022 , TABLEAUX/FROCOS 2021 , Highlights of Logic, Games, and Automata 2020 , Principles of Database Systems (PODS 2018) ,

Research Group
  PhD Students: Antonia Kormpa, Dorde Zivanovic
  Postdocs: Sam Adam-Day
  Former Members