Short bio

Agnieszka Ławrynowicz is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Computing Science at Poznan University of Technology (PUT) where she also did her Ph.D. in Computer Science (with distinction) in 2009, and habilitation (Computer Science, specialisation: artificial intelligence) in 2018. She also holds French-Polish DESS Certificate of Ability to Manage Companies (Poznan University of Economics & University of Rennes 1) obtained from post-graduate studies in 2003. Her research interests include artificial intelligence methods, mostly knowledge representation (ontologies), knowledge discovery and the Semantic Web. Before joining academia, she worked in industry (Empolis, Bridgestone), and also was a leader of the PUT team in R&D projects funded by industry, including: France Telecom (Orange Labs) on spoken language understanding (2011), machine learning & analytics (VW, 2017, TomTom, 2018). She had an EU Marie-Curie fellowship within the PERSONET project on Web mining at the University of Ulster (2004). She has initiated and co-organized a series of international workshops on Inductive Reasoning and Machine Learning from the Semantic Web (IRMLeS) co-located with the major European Semantic Web conference (ESWC’2009-2011). She was the PUT team leader in EU FP7 project e-LICO (“An e-Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Data Mining and Data-Intensive Science”)  (2010-2012). She is a Laureate of the Foundation for Polish Science under the POMOST program for the project LeoLOD “Learning and Evolving Ontologies from Linked Open Data” (2013-2015). She is a member of the Polish Artificial Intelligence Society, ECCAI and IAOA. She is a co-chair of the W3C Machine Learning Schema Community Group.

Selected Projects

  • Team member in the project „Semantic comparison of quantitative datasets” (2017-2020) funded by Polish National Science Center
  • Team member in the project ”Ontological foundations for developing historical geographic information systems” funded by the National Humanities Development Program (2016-2019)
  • Principal Investigator in the project “ARISTOTELES: Methodology and algorithms for automatic revision of ontologies in task based scenarios” (2015-2018) funded by the Polish National Science Center under the SONATA program
  • Laureate of the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) under the POMOST program for the project LeoLOD “Learning and Evolving Ontologies from Linked Open Data” (2013-2015) (Principal Investigator)
  • EU FP7 project e-LICO (2009-2012) – team leader
  • Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education grant N N516 186437 on “Inductive reasoning on ontological knowledge bases” (2009-2012)
  • R&D project Diagraphe on Spoken Language Understanding for Orange Labs (Polish Telecommunication & France Telecom), 2011 – team leader
  • SEMINTEC - mining frequent patterns in description logics with rules (2005-2010)
  • EU Marie Curie fellowship within PERSONET project – University of Ulster (2004)
  • Polish Ministry of Scientific Research and Information Technology – grant KBN 3T11F 025 28

Selected recent activities

  • PC Member of 27th International Conference on. Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2019)
  • PC Member of AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-19)
  • PC Member of the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-ECAI-2018)
  • PC Member of the The Web Conference (WWW 2018, WWW 2019, WWW 2020)
  • PC Member of SEMANTiCS 2017
  • PC Member of the International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP 2017, K-CAP 2019)
  • PC Member of 13th OWL: Experiences and Directions Workshop and 5th OWL Reasoner Evaluation Workshop (OWLED-ORE 2016), co-located with EKAW’2016
  • Co-Chair of the 7th Workshop on Ontology and Semantic Web Patterns (WOP2016), co-located with ISWC’2016
  • PC Member of the International Workshop on Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution, WOMoCoE 2016
  • PC Member of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW’2016, EKAW’2018)
  • PC Member of the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC’2016, ESWC’2017)
  • PC Member of SEMANTiCS 2015 Posters and Demos
  • Track Chair of Ontology Track of the 12th OWL: Experiences and Directions Workshop (OWLED 2015), co-located with ISWC’2015
  • PC Member of the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015, ISWC 2016, ISWC 2017)
  • PC Member of the 2nd Workshop on Linked Data for Knowledge Discovery (LD4KD2015)
  • PC Member of Joint Ontologies Workshop (JOWO’2015) @ IJCAI’2015
  • PC Member of the 4th Workshop on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Meets Linked Open Data (Know@LOD 2015, Know@LOD 2016), co-located with ESWC’2015, ESWC’2016
  • PC Member of the 12th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC’2015)
  • PC Member of the International Workshop on Advances in Semantic Information Retrieval (ASIR) at FedCSIS 2015, 2016
  • Co-Chair of the 5th Workshop on Ontology and Semantic Web Patterns (WOP2014), co-located with ISWC’2014
  • PC Member of the 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2014)
  • PC Member of the 11th OWL: Experiences and Directions Workshop (OWLED 2014), co-located with ISWC’2014
  • PC Member of the Linked Data for Knowledge Discovery Workshop (LD4KD’2014), co-located with ECML/PKDD’2014
  • PC Member of the Special session on Complex Methods for Data and Web Mining at WIC 2014
  • PC Member of 4th USEWOD Workshop on Usage Analysis and the Web of Data (USEWOD 2014), co-located with ESWC’2014
  • PC Member of the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Meets Linked Open Data Workshop (KNOW@LOD 2014), co-located with ESWC’2014
  • Track Chair of Machine Learning Track at the 11th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC’14)

Selected past activities

  • Track Chair of Inductive and Probabilistic Approaches Track at the 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC’11)
  • PC-OC Chair of the Int. Workshop on Inductive Reasoning and Machine Learning on the Semantic Web at ESWC (IRMLeS’11, IRMLeS’10, IRMLeS’09)
  • Co-organizing a tutorial on “Semantic data mining” at ECML/PKDD 2011


  • journals: Semantic Web Journal (SWJ) – Editorial Board Member, Computational Intelligence (CI), Knowledge-Based Systems (KBS), International Journal On Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS), Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (AMCS), Control and Cybernetics, International Journal on AI Tools (IJAIT), Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (DAMI), Journal of Web Semantics (JWS), Data Science, Information Systems Frontiers

Invited talks and selected research visits

  • Visit at the Semantic Computing Group,  Cognitive Interaction Technology Excellence Cluster (CITEC), Bielefeld University, February 2019 (contact person: Prof. Philipp Cimiano)
  • Research visit and invited talk on pattern discovery in semantic data mining at the Protégé team Research Meeting at BMIR (Stanford University), USA, February 2015 (contact person: Dr Tania Tudorache)
  • Visit within Erasmus training program and invited talk on Data Mining OPtimization Ontology and its application to meta-mining of knowledge discovery processes, OEG group seminar at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain, September 2014 (contact person: Dr Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa)
  • Visit (project proposal) at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, September 2014 (invitee: Dr Jetendr Shamdasani)
  • Research visit (Data Mining Ontology Jamboree) at Josef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, November 2010
  • Seminar on mining frequent patterns in description logics at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, January 2010 (invitee: Dr Melanie Hilario)
  • A series of seminars on Semantic Web and inductive methods dealing with ontologies at the University of Bari, Italy, November 2009 (invitees: Dr Claudia d’Amato, Dr Nicola Fanizzi)
  • Frequent pattern discovery in description logics with rules, Seminar at the Department of Computer Science, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK, November 2007, (invitee: Prof. Ross D. King)


Some of my publications are listed here DBLP, and here is my Google Scholar profile.