Vita/Bio

Brief Bio (English)

Version 1

Abraham Bernstein, Ph.D., is a Full Professor of Informatics at the University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland. He received a Diploma in Computer Science from ETH Zurich and a Ph.D. in Management with a concentration in Information Technologies from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

Mr. Bernstein is also a founding Director of the University of Zurich’s Digital Society Initiative (DSI) — a university-wide initiative with more than 180 faculty members from all disciplines investigating all aspects of the interplay between society and the digitalization and President of the Steering Committee of the Swiss National Science Foundation’s Research Priority Program 77 on the Digital Transformation. He was also a member of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on human rights dimensions of automated data processing and different forms of artificial intelligence (MSI-AUT).

Professor Bernstein’s research research focuses on various aspects of the AI/data mining/machine learning, semantic web, recommender systems, crowd computing, and collective intelligence. His work is based on both social science (organizational psychology/sociology/economics) and technical (computer science, artificial intelligence) foundations. His research in this area has been published in leading Computer Science, Management Science, and AI professional outlets. It has also been covered by the Swiss Press. Professor Bernstein has served on the editorial boards of a variety of top journals including as an Editor at the Journal of Web Semantics, Associate Editor at the ACM Transaction on Internet Technologies or ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems.

Version 2

Abraham Bernstein is a Full Professor of Informatics at the University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland. His current research focuses on various aspects of the semantic web, recommender systems, data mining/machine learning, crowd computing, and collective intelligence. His work is based on both social science (organizational psychology/sociology/economics) and technical (computer science, artificial intelligence) foundations. 

Mr. Bernstein is also a founding Director of the University of Zurich’s Digital Society Initiative (DSI) — a university-wide initiative with more than 180 faculty members investigating all aspects of the interplay between society and the digitalization. 

Prior to joining the University of Zurich, Mr. Bernstein was on the faculty at New York University and also worked in industry. Mr. Bernstein is a Ph.D. from MIT and holds a Diploma in Computer Science (comparable to a M.S.) from the Swiss Federal Institute in Zurich (ETH).

Short version

Abraham Bernstein is a Full Professor of Informatics as well as director of the Digital Society Initiative at the University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland. His current research focuses on various aspects of the semantic web, data mining/machine learning, and collective intelligence. His work is based on both social science (organizational psychology/sociology/economics) and technical (computer science, artificial intelligence) foundations. Prior to joining the University of Zurich Mr. Bernstein was on the faculty at New York University and also worked in industry. Mr. Bernstein is a Ph.D. from MIT and holds a Diploma in Computer Science (comparable to a M.S.) from the Swiss Federal Institute in Zurich (ETH).
 

Brief Bio (German)

Abraham Bernstein, Ordentlicher Professor für Informatik, ist der Direktor der Digital Society Initiative der Universität Zürich (UZH). Er studierte von 1988 bis 1994 an der ETH Zürich Informatik. Anschliessend an sein Studium arbeite er zunächst für die Schweizerische Bankgesellschaft (UBS), zunächst am UBILAB, dem damaligen UBS-Forschungslabor für Informatik, und dann als Projektleiter für Informatikprojekte. Nach einer längeren Forschungstätigkeit am Center for Coordination Science des Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), unter anderem als einer der Hauptmitarbeiter an der Forschung und Entwicklung des Process Handbook's, promovierte (Ph.D.) er im Jahre 2000 am MIT in Management mit Vertiefung in Information Technologies. Von 2000 bis 2002 war er als Assistenzprofessor für Informationssysteme an der Stern School of Business der New York University tätig. Abraham Bernsteins Forschungsinteressen beinhalten das Semantische Web, Data-Mining, und das Wechselspiel zwischen sozialen und technischen Elementen der Informatik.

Kurzfassung

Abraham Bernstein, Ordentlicher Professor für Informatik, ist der Direktor der Digital Society Initiative der Universität Zürich (UZH). Er studierte an der ETH Zürich Informatik und promovierte an der Sloan School of Management des Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Von 2000 bis 2002 war er als Assistenzprofessor für Informationssysteme an der Stern School of Business der New York University tätig. Abraham Bernsteins Forschungsinteressen beinhalten das Semantische Web, Data-Mining, heterogene Datenintegration sowie das Wechselspiel zwischen sozialen und technischen Elementen der Informatik.

Publications

A mostly up-to-date list of my publications. A publication list of the whole research group can be found here.

A separate page with all publications can be found here.