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About Yuliya Lierler

Dr. Yuliya Lierler joined the Computer Science Department in the College of Information Science & Technology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2012. She is now at the rank of the associate professor. In September 2020, she has been appointed to the Cheryl Prewett Diamond Professorship. Prior to coming to UNO, Dr. Lierler was a Computing Innovation Fellow Postdoc at the University of Kentucky. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Lierler’s research interests include the field of artificial intelligence, especially in the area of knowledge representation, automated reasoning, declarative problem solving, and natural language understanding.


2012 - Present Associate Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Curriculum Vitae



2017 - 2022 Automated Optimization of Programs and Processing Tools in Answer Set Programming
National Science Foundation
Role: PI
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Honors and Awards

  • EZCSP - Third Place, Model&Solve Track - 12th International Conference on LP-NMR (2013)
  • CMODELS - Second Place, Decision Problems in NP - Single System Team - 10th International Conference on LP-NMR (2009)
  • CMODELS - Second Place, Score Disjunctive Programs
  • Third Place, Score Category - 9th International Conference on LP-NMR (2007)


  • Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science
  • Advanced Topics in Natural Language Understanding
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence

Contact Information

PKI 208D
Omaha, NE 68182
(402) 554-4911


Teaching Lecture Notes (3)

Research Publications (102)