Prof. Dr. Dan Olteanu

Dan Olteanu teaching

I am a full professor and the head of the DAST (Data Systems and Theory) group at the Department of Informatics, University of Zurich.

I spend my time understanding computational challenges on data processing and designing simple and scalable solutions towards these challenges.
My theoretical research includes the development of novel data processing algorithms and of data processing languages along with the analysis of their complexities. My systems research is on building data systems in academia and industry based on well-understood theory.

My contributions are on theoretical foundations and systems aspects of data processing, including XML query processing, incomplete information and probabilistic databases, factorised databases, machine learning over relational data, incremental maintenance for database and machine learning, and the commercial systems LogicBlox and relationalAI.

I currently serve as associate editor for the following journals:

I serve as PC chair for International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT) 2022 and as tutorial chair for EDBT/ICDT 2020.

A full list of professional services is given here.


Since 05/20 Full Professor, Department of Informatics, University of Zurich
  Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
  Emeritus Fellow, St Cross College, University of Oxford
07/16 -- 05/20 Full Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
09/17 -- 04/20 Computer Scientist, RelationalAI Inc., Berkeley California
08/13 -- 08/17 Computer Scientist, LogicBlox Inc., Berkeley California
10/16 -- 10/18 Turing Fellow, The Alan Turing Institute
08/13 -- 07/14 Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley (On sabbatical leave from Oxford)
02/12 Received Oxford equivalent of North-American tenure
09/07 -- 07/16 Associate Professor (previously University Lecturer) with the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
09/07 -- 05/20 Fellow and Director of IT, St Cross College, University of Oxford
04/07 -- 07/07 Temporary Professor (Lehrbeauftragter), Ruprecht Karl University in Heidelberg, Germany
04/05 -- 08/07 Postdoctoral Researcher, Saarland University Information Systems Group (Prof. C. Koch) in Saarbruecken, Germany
09/06 -- 12/06 Visiting Scientist, Cornell Database Group
10/00 -- 04/05 Research and Teaching Assistant (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), PhD student (Dr. rer. nat.) in the Programming and Modelling Languages Group (Prof. F. Bry), Institute for Informatics, University of Munich
03/00 -- 09/00 Intern Student, Caravel research group, INRIA Rocquencourt
08/95 -- 08/00 Student in Computer Science (Dipl. Ing.), Politehnica University of Bucharest