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Department of Informatics DDIS

Abraham  Bernstein

Abraham Bernstein, Prof., PhD

  • Head Dynamic and Distributed Information Systems Group
  • Director UZH Digital Society Initiative
+41 44 635 45 79
Department of Informatics, Binzmühlestrasse 14, CH-8050 Zürich
Room number
BIN 2.D.06

Professor Abraham Bernstein, Ph.D.
Head, Dynamic and Distributed Information Systems Group
Director, UZH Digital Society Initiative
Department of Informatics
University of Zurich
Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zürich, Switzerland
Room: BIN 2.D.06
Phone: +41 44 635 45 79
Admin contact: 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 of 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)


Former Positions

  • Former Chair, Department of Informatics (2016-2018)
  • Former Member of the Faculty Board, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and IT