The Samwald research group works on identifying high-impact digital interventions at the interface of health, technology, ethics and education. Our group is part of the Section for Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria.

Research topics

Clinical decision support systems for personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics and drug safety
Enabling effective altruism; persuasive technologies
Deep learning technologies

Past research topics:
Semantic Web technologies in health care, life science and pharma
Ontologies and reasoning systems
Information retrieval systems for medical professionals and patients


Asst.-Prof. Matthias Samwald, PhD (principal investigator) → more information
Dr. med. Kathrin Blagec (project assistant)
Sebastian Hofer, MSc (PhD student, project assistant)
Anna Riedl (project assistant)
Hong Xu, BSc (project assistant & diploma student, medical informatics)
Wolfgang Kuch (diploma student, human medicine)
Hans Kerschbaumer (diploma student, human medicine)
Eric Knoll (diploma student, human medicine)
Luise Krug (diploma student, human medicine)
Paul Schrödl, BSc (diploma student, medical informatics)

Jose Antonio Miñarro Giménez, PhD (Postdoc)
Georg Petz
(external diploma student, computer science)