Abraham Bernstein

Abraham Bernstein
Professor Abraham Bernstein, Ph.D.
Head, Dynamic and Distributed Information Systems Group
Chair, Department of Informatics
Member of the Faculty Board, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and IT
Department of Informatics
University of Zurich
Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zürich
Room BIN 2.D.06
Tel +41 44 635 45 79


Erica Maurer
Phone: + 41 44 635 43 11

EMail: Erica Maurer


I am a Full Professor at the Department of Informatics (Institut für Informatik) of the University of Zurich. I mainly conduct research on the Semantic Web and Knowledge Discovery. My work draws from both social science (organizational psychology/sociology) and technical (computer science, artificial intelligence) foundations.

Before coming to Zurich I was an Assistant Professor, at the Information Systems Department in New York University's Stern School of Business, and received a Ph.D. at MIT's Sloan School of Management, where I worked with Prof. Thomas W. Malone at the Center for Coordination Science.

Research Interests

  • Semantic Web
    • Human Interaction with the Semantic Web
    • Triple Stores / Graph Stores (incl. Query Processing)
    • Semantic Web Services
    • Non-standard Reasoning
    • Large Graph Data Sets (e.g., Software, Transactions, Social Networks)
    • Matchmaking
  • Machine Learning / Data Mining
    • Data Mining Process
    • Graph Mining
    • Time Series Mining
    • Large Graph Data Sets (e.g., Software, Transactions, Social Networks)