Department of Informatics – DDIS

Dynamic and Distributed Information Systems Group

Abraham Bernstein interviewed in Swiss Radio about the future of shopping

4. July 2017 | Abraham Bernstein | Comments Off on Abraham Bernstein interviewed in Swiss Radio about the future of shopping

How can Machine Learning improve shopping?

Are chat-bots going to take over all user interaction?

Prof. Abraham Bernstein in an Radio interview at the Swiss Public Radio:  Wirtschaftsmagazin «Trend» vom 1. Juli 2017 (starting about Minute 20).

 

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Abraham Bernstein interviewed on computer poker breakthrough

14. February 2017 | Abraham Bernstein | Comments Off on Abraham Bernstein interviewed on computer poker breakthrough

This past week, Swiss National Radio quoted Abraham Bernstein on the ramifications of the recent breakthrough in computer poker. You can read and listen to the article at: https://www.srf.ch/news/panorama/der-mensch-verliert-sein-poker-gesicht

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Paper on the future of the Semantic Web published in the Communications of the ACM

31. August 2016 | Abraham Bernstein | Comments Off on Paper on the future of the Semantic Web published in the Communications of the ACM

Abraham Bernstein (UZH DDIS), James Handler (RPI), and Natalya Noy (Google) just published a paper about their view of the future of the Semantic Web in the Communications of the ACM– one of the leading publications in computer science. The paper named A New Look at the Semantic Web outlines the vast achievements and impacts of the Semantic Web so far and lists some challenges that lie ahead. You can find the paper on the ACM Web-site, the ACM digital library, and the UZH repository.

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DDIS is successful with papers, again…

2. July 2016 | Abraham Bernstein | Comments Off on DDIS is successful with papers, again…

These past weeks have been extremely success in terms of getting papers accepted.

The first good news reached us about getting a paper accepted to the International Joint Conference on AI (IJCAI). Our Paper “Core-Selecting Payment Rules for Combinatorial Auctions with Uncertain Availability of Goods” co-authored by Dmitry Moor, Tobias Grubenmann, Sven Seuken and Abraham Bernstein will be presented at this top conference the week after next.

Second, Mihaela Verman got a paper accepted at the European Conference on AI (ECAI), where she discusses the scaling and recombination of distributed constraint optimization algorithms.

Third, Bibek Paudel, Fabian Christoffer, Chris Newell, and Abraham Bernstein got their paper on “Updatable, Accurate, Diverse, and Scalable Recommendations for Interactive Applications”  accepted to the ACM Transaction on Intelligent Interactive Systems. This paper explores novel approaches on how to provide timely and diverse recommendations at interactive speeds.

And finally, just in, a team around Shen Gao just their paper “Planning Ahead: Stream-Driven Linked-Data Access under Update-Budget Constraints” accepted to this years International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC).

Congratulations to everybody for these achievements.

ps. The papers will make it into our publication repository shortly.

 

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A generation of PhDs — Cosmin, Lorenz, and Philip — at graduation ceremonies

3. December 2015 | Abraham Bernstein | Comments Off on A generation of PhDs — Cosmin, Lorenz, and Philip — at graduation ceremonies

Three of this year’s PhD graduates where seen at the faculty’s graduation party recently sporting shirts, jackets, and even a tie was seen. Join us into congratulating Lorenz Fischer, Cosmin Basca, and Philip Stutz (from left to right in picture below) to their successful PhD.

 

Lorenz Fischer, Cosmin Basca, and Philip Stutz at their graduation event.

Lorenz Fischer, Cosmin Basca, and Philip Stutz at their graduation event.

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Lorenz Fischer Lands published third paper this year on Workload Scheduling in Distributed Stream Processors using Graph Partitioning

16. September 2015 | Abraham Bernstein | Comments Off on Lorenz Fischer Lands published third paper this year on Workload Scheduling in Distributed Stream Processors using Graph Partitioning

Lorenz Fischer is having a successful publication season. His third paper this year on Workload Scheduling in Distributed Stream Processors using Graph Partitioning  got accepted to the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2015).

The paper is a refinement of the approach he presented at an ISWC workshop in 2013 and was additionally extended with a real-world evaluation. We will provide the camera ready copy as soon as it is available in our publication archive.

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Cosmin Basca, recent DDIS graduate, joins ORACLE labs

1. August 2015 | Abraham Bernstein | Comments Off on Cosmin Basca, recent DDIS graduate, joins ORACLE labs

Cosmin Basca, who just recently defended his thesis, will be joining ORACLE Labs in Zurich. This is a great success for Cosmin, who was researching federated triple-stores.

Well done Cosmin!

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Lorenz Fischer’s joint paper with Yahoo! Labs published at ISWC

21. July 2015 | Abraham Bernstein | Comments Off on Lorenz Fischer’s joint paper with Yahoo! Labs published at ISWC

Lorenz is on a roll. His paper “Timely Semantics: A Study of a Stream-based Ranking System for Entity Relationships ” was accepted to be presented at the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) in Bethlehem, PA, this fall. The paper discusses the possibility of using stream processing rather than a batch-based system to ensure the recency/freshness of search results.

Congrats Lorenz!

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Lorenz Fischer Defends his thesis

21. July 2015 | Abraham Bernstein | Comments Off on Lorenz Fischer Defends his thesis

On June 29 Lorenz Fischer successfully defended his thesis “Efficient Distributed Stream Processing:
Optimization Approaches and Applications.” In his thesis Lorenz explores new, highly-efficient approaches for managing stream processing systems. You can find a number of his papers announced in this blog…

Congratulations Lorenz!

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Lorenz in or on the cloud…

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Lorenz’s Fischer’s paper at Cluster 2015 nominated for Best Paper Award

21. July 2015 | Abraham Bernstein | Comments Off on Lorenz’s Fischer’s paper at Cluster 2015 nominated for Best Paper Award

The paper “Machines Tuning Machines: Configuring Distributed Stream Processors with Bayesian Optimization” by Lorenz Fischer, Shen Gao, and Abraham Bernstein was nominated for best paper award. Way to go Lorenz!

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