Abraham Bernstein

Abraham Bernstein
Professor Abraham Bernstein, Ph.D.
Head, Dynamic and Distributed Information Systems Group
Director, UZH Digital Society Initiative
Former Chair, Department of Informatics (2016-2018)
Former 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)