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Georg Lausen

Prof. Dr. Georg Lausen

Institut für Informatik
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Georges-Köhler Allee, Geb. 51, Room 01-025
79110 Freiburg i. Br.

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After completion of an apprenticeship program Mathematisch-technischer Assistent at Bayer AG in Leverkusen 1972, Georg Lausen studied at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) and received a Diploma in Industrial Engineering majoring in Computer Science/Operations Research (Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen) in 1978. He obtained a PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) in 1982, and his Habilitation (Angewandte Informatik) in 1985 from the University of Karlsruhe (TH). From 1986 to 1987 he has been associate professor for Information Technology and its Integration Problems at the Technical University of Darmstadt, from 1987 to 1994 professor for Databases and Information Systems at the University of Mannheim. In 1990 he declined offers from the University of Essen and the University of Klagenfurt. Since 1994 he is joining the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Freiburg, where he is leading the research group on Databases and Information Systems.

His research covers the areas of databases, information systems, recommender systems and RDF-technologies. He is author of the textbook Datenbanken - Grundlagen und XML-Technologien , Elsevier Spektrum Akademischer Verlag 2005, and coauthor of the textbook Models and Languages of Object-Oriented Databases, Addison Wesley, 1998.

You can find a list of publications (as listed by the DBLP Bibliography Server), a ranked list of citations as collected by Google Scholar and postscript/pdf files of recent papers. In 1999 he has received the "Test of Time" Award from ACM SIGMOD 1989 for the paper F-Logic: A Higher-Order Language for Reasoning about Objects, Inheritance, and Scheme. He has been granted a patent on XML in LDAP through the US Patent Office (US 6,901,410 B2) and a patent on Adaptive Query Evaluation Techniques by the German Patent Office (DE 101 57 996).