Dov Gabbay

Dov M. Gabbay (/ɡəˈb/; born October 23, 1945) is an Israeli logician. He is Augustus De Morgan Professor Emeritus of Logic at the Group of Logic, Language and Computation, Department of Computer Science, King's College London.

Bernard Dov Gabbay
Born (1945-10-23) October 23, 1945
EducationB.Sc. (Mathematics and Physics) 1966, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
M.Sc. (Logic) 1967, Hebrew University
Ph.D. (Logic) 1969, Hebrew University
Known forGabbay's separation theorem, foundations for non-monotonic reasoning in expert systems
AwardsForeign Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC)
Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (FAvH)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science
InstitutionsKing's College London
Bar-Ilan University
University of Luxembourg
University of Manchester
Imperial College London
Universite Paul Sabatier
Ashkelon Academic College
ThesisNon-classical Logics (1969)
Doctoral advisorAzriel Lévy
Michael O. Rabin[1]


Gabbay has authored over four hundred and fifty research papers and over thirty research monographs. He is editor of several international Journals, and many reference works and Handbooks of Logic, including the Handbook of Philosophical Logic (with Franz Guenthner), the Handbook of Logic in Computer Science (with Samson Abramsky and T. S. E. Maibaum), and the Handbook of Logic in Artificial Intelligence and Logic Programming (with C.J. Hogger and J.A. Robinson). He is well-known for pioneering work on Logic in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, especially the use of temporal logics in formal verification and artificial intelligence, the introduction of fibring logics and the theory of Labelled Deductive Systems.

He is Chairman and founder of several international conferences, executive of the European Foundation of Logic, Language and Information and President of the International IGPL Logic Group. He is founder, and joint President of the International Federation of Computational Logic[2] (UK Charity, Number 1112512).[3] He is also one of the four founders and council member for many years of FoLLI, the Association of Logic, Language and Information, from which he is now retired. He remains a life member.

He is co-founder with Jane Spurr of College Publications, a not-for-profit, start-up academic publisher, intended to compete with major expensive publishers at affordable prices, and not requiring copyright assignment from authors.[4]

Regular positions

1968–1970 Instructor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1970–1973 Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University
1973–1975 Associate Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University
1975–1977 Associate Professor, Bar-Ilan University
1977–1983 Lady Davis Professor of Logic, Bar-Ilan University
1983–1998 Professor of Computing, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London
1998–present Professor of Computing, Professor of Philosophy, Augustus De Morgan Professor of Logic, King's College, London
2009–present Special Professor Bar-Ilan University
2015–present Professor of Logics, Ashkelon Academic College


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