Professor Bernardo Cuenca Grau

Fellow and College Lecturer in Computer Science
Cuenca Grau

I am a professor at the Department of Computer Science and currently hold a University Research Fellowship awarded by the British Royal Society.

I am a supernumerary fellow of Oriel College, and a member of the Information Systems group led by Prof. Georg Gottlob and Prof. Ian Horrocks. Prior to that, I was a postdoctoral Research Officer at the University of Oxford and a Research Fellow at the University of Manchester.

My predoctoral research was fully funded by a prestigious fellowship awarded by the Spanish government (Beca de Ministerio para la Formacion del Profesorado Universitario), which allowed me to split my PhD research between Spain and the University of Maryland at College Park in the United States.

I teach Intelligent Systems and Databases at the College and Knowledge Representation and Reasoning both at the College and the department.

Research interests

My research interests are in knowledge representation, ontologies and ontology languages, description logics, automated reasoning and applications in areas such as bio-medical information systems and Semantic Web.

Selected publications

I have published widely in the areas of knowledge representation and ontology-based technologies. I have also been involved in the standardisation by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) of the Web Ontology Language OWL 2.

A complete list of publications is available at