Assistant Professor (non-tenured)
Faculty of Computer ScienceRoom 2.08
Dominikanerplatz 3
39100 Bozen-Bolzano
razniewski@inf.unibz.it (PGP)


Simon Razniewski is Assistant Professor (RTD-A) at the Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. His research interests include Data Quality and Management, Semantic Web, Knowledge Engineering and Machine Learning.
He holds a PhD from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (2014), and a Diplom (MSc.) from TU Dresden (2010; not this Dresden). He spent time as visitor at the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics (2016), the University of Queensland (2015), AT&T Labs-Research (2013), the University of California, San Diego (2012), and has previous industrial experience from Globalfoundries (2010) and Siemens IT (2009). He has published 7 full papers at premier² conferences in the area of data science and management (and 22 papers in total).

² A* or A in the CORE 2014 ranking


  • 17.2.2017 Visiting the LIRIS lab in Lyon
  • 10.2.2017 KRDB Lunch seminar talk on recent research
  • 11.1.2017 Visiting Telecom ParisTech University, DBWeb team
  • 15.11.2016 Our relative completeness tool for Wikidata, ReCoin, has been released
  • 12.11.2016 200k views of lookslikescanned.com
  • 18.10.2016 Our paper “Predicting Completeness in Knowledge Bases" (with Luis Galárraga, Antoine Amarilli and Fabian M. Suchanek) has been accepted at WSDM 2017
  • Visiting the Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics, 10/2016 - 1/2017
  • Our poster "Expanding Wikidata's Parenthood Information by 178%, or How To Mine Relation Cardinality Information" (with Paramita Mirza and Werner Nutt) has been accepted at ISWC 2016
  • Our paper “Managing and Consuming Completeness Information for Wikidata Using COOL-WD” (with Radityo Eko Prasojo, Fariz Darari and Werner Nutt) has been accepted at the COLD workshop at ISWC 2016
  • Our paper “Optimizing Update Frequencies for Decaying Information” has been accepted at CIKM 2016
  • Our paper “Exploiting Hierarchies for Efficient Detection of Completeness in Stream Data” (with Shazia Sadiq and Xiaofang Zhou) has been accepted at ADC 2016
  • Mostly away from email till 22.7. in Indonesia and Georgia
  • 30.4.2016 Our proposal “The Call for Recall” has been approved by the FUB (budget 20k€)
  • 19.4.2016 Our paper “Turning The Partial-closed World Assumption Upside Down” has been accepted at AMW 2016
  • 4.4.2016 Our vision paper “But What Do We Actually Know?” (with Fabian M. Suchanek and Werner Nutt) has been accepted at the AKBC workshop at NAACL 2016
  • 1.3.2016: Our paper “Enabling Fine-grained RDF Data Completeness Assessment” (with Fariz Darari, Radityo Eko Prasojo and Werner Nutt) has been accepted at ICWE 2016
  • 28.2.2016: 100k views of lookslikescanned.com
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