Institute of Information Systems

Information Management


Professional Experience

  • Research Assistant and PhD Candidate at the Institute of Information Systems from the University of Bern (since 2020)
  • Scientific Collaborator at the University of Neuchâtel (2019-2020)
  • Trademark Examiner at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (2019)
  • Consultant at Polynomics AG (2019)
  • University Intern at the Swiss Federal Statistical Office FSO (2018-2019)
  • Research Assistant at the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH (2018-2019)
  • Translator German-French at the University of Fribourg (2017-2018)
  • Assistant at Master level at the University of Fribourg (2017)
  • Administrative Employee at Instants Zen Sàrl (2016-2018)
  • Civil Servant in various institutions (2010-2011, 2015-2016)


  • PhD Candidate in Information Systems (Dr. rer. Oec.) at the University of Bern (since 2020)
  • Master of Arts in Economics at the University of Fribourg (2016-2018)
  • Complement in Philosophy at the University of Fribourg (2017-2018)
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics at the University of Neuchâtel (2011-2015)
  • Gymnasium Biel/Bienne-Seeland in Information Technology, Biology and Chemistry (2007-2010)

Continuing Education

  • Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) for Teaching in Higher Education at the University of Bern (since 2021)

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My research focuses on Open Data (OD), specifically, Open Government Data (OGD) published by the public sector. I am investigating the technological impact of Linked Data (LD) as a particular data format and advancement in web technologies. OGD can play a significant role in modern E-Government development as a global framework.

The objective of my research is to achieve a state-of-the-art understanding of OGD publication and usage. I am identifying the key factors that facilitate or hinder its adoption, exploring the interactions among various stakeholders, analyzing different types of data and their usage domains, and investigating the most important applications of OGD. In the second phase, I am describing and explaining the essential benefits, disadvantages, and risks associated with OGD. I am also examining the data life cycle and the mechanisms through which OGD creates economic, social, and political value. Additionally, I am investigating the overall impact of OGD, considering the perspectives of individual experts and practitioners, as well as analyzing relevant scientific literature using scientometric techniques. Finally, I am interested in evaluating the economic benefits at the level of individual companies.

To comprehensively study these research domains, I am systematically analyzing the literature and both qualitative and quantitative primary and secondary research data. This involves examining relevant scientific literature as well as collecting and analyzing data from practical sources.

  • Benefits, disadvantages, risks, and value creation mechanisms of Open Government Data (OGD)
  • Publication, usage, and factors fostering or hindering Open Government Data
  • Differentiated perspectives regarding Open Data (OD)
  • Open Government Data and Public Sector Information (PSI)
  • Linked Open Data (LOD) and the Semantic Web

Supplementary research areas for teaching:

  • Big Data (BD) and Data Analytics
  • E-Government