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Thomas Lukasiewicz: Short Biography

Thomas Lukasiewicz received the Dipl.-Inf. degree (M.Sc.) in Computer Science in 1993 from the Clausthal University of Technology, Germany, the Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computer Science in 1996 from the University of Augsburg, Germany, and the Dozent degree (venia docendi) in Practical and Theoretical Computer Science in 2001 from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria. From 1993 to 1996, he was Research Assistant at the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Augsburg. From 1997 to 1999, he was Assistant Professor at the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Gießen. From 1999 to 2001, he was holding a Habilitation Fellowship by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Institute of Information Systems of the Vienna University of Technology. From 2001 to 2004, he was holding a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship by the European Union at the Department of Computer and System Sciences of the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy. From 2004 to 2009, he was holding a prestigious Heisenberg Fellowship (which is equivalent to an Associate Professorship) by the German Research Foundation (DFG): from 2004 to 2007 affiliated both at the Department of Computer and System Sciences of the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and at the Institute of Information Systems of the Vienna University of Technology, and from 2007 to 2009 affiliated both at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Oxford, UK, and at the Institute of Information Systems of the Vienna University of Technology. Since 2010, he is Professor of Computer Science and Yahoo! Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Oxford. He received the IJCAI-01 Distinguished Paper Award (best paper of 796 submitted and 197 accepted papers at the 17th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Seattle, Washington, USA, August 4-10, 2001) for the paper Complexity Results for Structure-Based Causality (joint with Thomas Eiter), the AIJ Prominent Paper Award 2013 (best paper published not more than five years ago in the Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ)) for the paper Combining Answer Set Programming with Description Logics for the Semantic Web (joint with Thomas Eiter, Giovambattista Ianni, Roman Schindlauer, and Hans Tompits), and the RuleML 2015 Best Paper Award for the paper Existential Rules and Bayesian Networks for Probabilistic Ontological Data Exchange (joint with Maria Vanina Martinez, Livia Predoiu, and Gerardo I. Simari).