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Professor Dr. Abraham Bernstein, Ph.D.


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.


Smart Negotiation, Contracting, Monitoring, Regulation, and Fraud Detection; Distributed Computing, AI, Machine Learning, E-ID, and technology-driven business models.

Related Publications

My publications in Merlin My publications on Google Scholar ORCID id Group publications on our web-page Group publications in Merlin

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)
  • Smart
    • Negotiation
    • Contracting
    • Monitoring
    • Regulation
    • Fraud Detection
  • AI