Thomas Eiter Elected Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
The renowned expert on basic research in artificial intelligence was officially elected to the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences at OEAW.
In May 2022, the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OEAW) has elected 8 new full members to its ranks. Elected scientists meet the highest requirements in personality, scientific work, and reputation in academia.
Thomas Eiter, Head of the Institute for Logic and Computation and of the Research Unit Knowledge-Based Systems has been a corresponding member of the OEAW since 2007. The renowned expert on basic research in artificial intelligence is now an officially elected full member of OEAW’s Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences. “To become a full member of the Austrian Academy of Science is a great honor for me, and I am excited to fulfill my new role as part of the learned society,” Eiter states.
Thomas Eiter has been a Professor of Knowledge-Based Systems at TU Wien Informatics since 1998. He works in different fields of Computer Science and AI, with a focus on knowledge representation and reasoning, where he has been active since the 1990s and published extensively. He has been serving on various editorial boards, steering bodies, and program committees throughout his career. Thomas Eiter is President of the Association for Logic Programming, ACM Fellow, a member of the IEEE CS and the Kurt Gödel Society, a fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI), the Austrian Society for Artificial Intelligence (ÖGAI), and a member of the Academia Europea.