Prof. Georg Gottlob
Professor of Computer Science, TU Wien & University of Oxford
Georg Gottlob is a Professor of Informatics at Oxford University and at TU Wien. He currently works on AI, knowledge based systems, reasoning, and database query processing. Gottlob has received the Wittgenstein Award, is an ACM Fellow, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the German National Academy of Sciences, and the Academia Europaea. He chaired the Program Committees of IJCAI 2003 and ACM PODS 2000. He was the main founder of Lixto, a company that provides tools and services for semi-automatic web data extraction which was acquired by McKinsey & Company in 2013. Gottlob was awarded an ERC Advanced Investigator's Grant for the project "DIADEM: Domain-centric Intelligent Automated Data Extraction Methodology". Based on results of this project, he co-founded Wrapidity Ltd, a company that specializes in fully automated web data extraction that was recently acquired by an international media intelligence firm.