Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am HPI


15 years of HPI Research School - Alumni Prof. Dr. Ziawasch Abedjan

In celebration of its 15th anniversary this year, the HPI Research School looks back on an exciting success story. In addition to its expansion from the original Research School for Service-Oriented Systems Engineering to the Research School for Data Science and Engineering, the HPI Research School now has three international offices in Cape Town, Haifa and Nanjing. We are particularly proud of the excellent research environment and the close supervision of the scholarship holders by our professors and postdocs.

On the occasion of our anniversary, we would like to present some success stories of scholarship holders. Number 1 is Prof. Dr. Ziawasch Abedjan, a scholarship holder at the HPI Research School until the completion of his PhD in 2014.

Prof. Dr. Ziawasch Abedjan

Prof. Dr. Ziawasch Abedjan
Prof. Dr. Ziawasch Abedjan (Photo: TU Berlin)

Abedjan, who was supervised by Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann during his dissertation, investigated how data that is freely available and linkable on the net, so-called Linked Open Data, can be better used. Today Abedjan is junior professor at the TU Berlin and head of the group "BigDaMa."He was appointed GI Junior Fellow in 2019.

Short biography

  • 2016: Junior professor at the TU Berlin
  • 2014–2016: Postdoctoral researcher at MIT CSAIL
  • 2010–2014: PhD student at the HPI, Potsdam
  • 2013–2013: Internship at QCRI
  • 2008–2010: Master studies at the HPI, Potsdam
  • 2005–2008: Bachelor studies at the HPI, Potsdam