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Bernardo Cuenca Grau

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Professor Bernardo Cuenca Grau

Professor of Computer Science
Admissions Coordinator

Tutorial Fellow, Keble College

T: (+44) 1865273887

Room 305, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD
United Kingdom


My research is in the broad field of artificial intelligence. In particular, my work revolves around the areas of knowledge representation and reasoning, knowledge graphs, computational logic, semantic technologies, and graph representation learning. My activities within these areas cover a wide spectrum, including theory and foundations, algorithm design, software and systems, technology standards, and engagement with industry

You can find my DBLP entry here and my Google Scholar profile here. You can also find my full CV here.


I am a professor at the Department of Computer Science and a Tutorial Fellow at Keble College.  Until October 2017, I held a prestigious University Research Fellowship awarded by the British Royal Society.  I am a co-founder of Oxford Semantic Technologies , a start-up company from the University of Oxford focusing on high-performance reasoning and query evaluation over large-scale knowledge graphs.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Distinguished Paper Award at the 2017 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence for the paper "Foundations of Declarative Data Analysis Using Limit Datalog Programs"

  • Best Paper Award at the 2010 AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence for the paper "How Incomplete is your Semantic Web Reasoner?"

  • The 2021 Semantic Web Science Association 10 Year Award for the paper "LogMap: Logic Based and Scalable Ontology Matching". 

  • Best Paper Award at the 3thrd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC-2006) for the paper "Repairing Unsatisfiable Concepts in OWL Ontologies."

  • Royal Society University Research Fellowship (2009-2017).

  • Oxford Department of Computer Science Teaching Award in 2021 and teaching commendation in 2022 for the course "Artificial Intelligence".

  • University of Oxford Mathematical And Physical Sciences Division (MPLS) Commercial Impact Award (Honourable Mention) in 2021.

Doctoral Study in Computer Science

Students working towards their D.Phil (PhD) are an integral part of the Information Systems Group, and make a vital contribution to our research. See our  studentships page  for further details, and information about  funding opportunities  .  Should you consider applying for a doctoral position in our group, please do not hesitate to contact me first.

Selected Activities

Software Tools

I have been involved in the design of several tools for ontology management and reasoning. These include the ontology matching tool LogMap , the ontology reasoners MORe , PAGOdA , and SEQUOIA, the temporal reasoner METEOR, and the semantic faceted search system SemFacet

See also

Selected Publications

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Completed Projects

Current Students


Yuan He
Research Associate

Past Students

Temitope Ajileye
Ana Armas
Andrew Bate
Shuwen Liu
Dingmin Wang
Yujiao Zhou

Past Researchers

Pan Hu
Alina Petrova
Michał Zawidzki