The Matthias Samwald research group works on strategies for high-impact interventions at the interface of artificial intelligence, biomedical research and health care. Our group is part of the Section for Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria.

AI Strategies project

Please note that we recently launched a prototype of the AI Strategies platform which is dedicated towards finding the most impactful and beneficial ways for utilizing AI.


Assoc.-Prof. Matthias Samwald, PhD (principal investigator) → more information
Dr. med. Kathrin Blagec (project assistant)
Simon Ott, BSc (masters student, computer science)
Laura Franziska Graf, BSc (masters student, computer science)

Funded projects

Granted August 2015: Horizon 2020 project “Ubiquitous Pharmacogenomics (U-PGx): Making
actionable pharmacogenomic data and effective treatment optimization accessible to every
European citizen”. Role: Co-initiator, work package leader and executive board member. Total EU contribution 14,9 million €, budget for Medical University of Vienna:  1.429.783 €

Granted March 2013: FWF stand-alone project “Information technologies for clinical pharmacogenetics”, P 25608-N15. Budget: 295.942 €


Hong Xu, BSc, MSc (project assistant)
Anna Breit, BSc (masters student, computer science)
Hans Kerschbaumer (masters student, medicine)
Wolfgang Kuch
(masters student, medicine)
Sebastian Hofer, MSc (PhD student)
Anna Riedl
(project assistant)
Paul Schrödl, BSc
 (masters student, computer science)
Jose Antonio Miñarro Giménez
, PhD (postdoc)
Georg Petz
(external masters student, computer science)