Helmholtz Information & Data Science School:

HIDSS4Health

Tomorrow's medicine needs data scientists. Researchers at the Helmholtz Information & Data Science School for Health (HIDSS4Health) are helping to develop the health trends of the future.

Unique research alliance for medicine

Three renowned institutions are involved in the Helmholtz Information & Data Science School for Health (HIDSS4Health): the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the University of Heidelberg. Here, a total of more than 40 research groups with a unique research spectrum offer an optimal starting point for solving central challenges in the field of health.

I love how interdisciplinary it is here. Even though it has become something of a buzzword, the interplay between multiple disciplines is in fact an everyday reality in my PhD.

Alexandra Walter


is conducting research at HIDSS4Health to use data and artificial intelligence to make radiation therapy even more precise. Read more about her project

Curriculum

  • Supervision: Intensive feedback and advice throughout the entire duration of the project by an interdisciplinary Thesis Advisory Committee
  • Course offerings: interdisciplinary introductory course "Data Science & Health" and lecture "Advanced Topics in Data Science & Health", opportunity to take advantage of a wide range of specialization courses with a data and/or life science orientation
  • International exchange opportunities: a financed mobility phase of about three months either at a leading international university or at a foreign (partner) institution
  • Summer School: Use networking and further education opportunities at one of the summer schools organized by HIDA
  • Personal competence training (e.g. courses on leadership, language, publishing in scientific journals, project management, presentation) and comprehensive support regarding internationalization, networking and career development
  • Interdisciplinary work with other doctoral students on Cross Theme Topics
  • Certificate of completion as "Data Scientist" with a confirmation of specialization in the health-related application area

"HIDSS4Health offers exemplary, top conditions for young researchers. I don’t know of any other post-graduate programs that look at data science in such a systematic, focused way."

Dr. Simone Schwanitz, Senior Ministry Official at the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg

Funding and Duration of the Program

The program will run for three years and offers full funding. The remuneration during the term of the program corresponds to the tariff level E13 of the TVöD or TV-L (depending on the institution where the employment takes place).

Application & Further Information

Each year, up to eight doctoral researchers can start the program. The research areas are located in Karlsruhe and Heidelberg. All courses are in English. The program starts every winter semester; the application phase takes place annually in January/February.

Are you interested in bringing artificial intelligence and data science to the forefront of health research? Then apply at HIDSS4Health

Contact

Dr. Ines Reinartz

Dr. Ines Reinartz

Scientific Coordinator HIDSS4Health

office@hidss4health.de

KIT – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1

76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Dr. Kathrin Brunk

Our Doctoral Researchers

Yaroslav Agapov

Yaroslav Agapov
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Yaroslav Agapov
Yaroslav Agapov
Project title: "Visualization for Improved Configuration and Analysis in MRI"
Mikael Beyene

Mikael Beyene
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Mikael Beyene
Mikael Beyene
Project title: "Distributed Ledger Technology in Life Sciences"
Verena Bitto

Verena Bitto
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Verena Bitto
Verena Bitto
Project title: "Integration of omics data to discover biomarker signatures for hypoxia and radioresistance"
Paula Breitling

Paula Breitling
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Paula Breitling
Paula Breitling
Project title: "Augmenting physician workflow to personalize care decisions by predicting next steps and informational needs in (precision) oncology"
Patrick Godau

Patrick Godau
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Patrick Godau
Patrick Godau
Project title: "Lifelong Machine Learning in Surgical Data Science"
Hamideh Hajiabadi

Hamideh Hajiabadi
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Hamideh Hajiabadi
Hamideh Hajiabadi
Project title: "An Automated Framework to Facilitate Biological Image Processing with Deep Learning Methods"
Julian Herold

Julian Herold
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Julian Herold
Julian Herold
Project title: "ML based parameterization of embryo and tumor development"
Vahdaneh Kiani

Vahdaneh Kiani
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Vahdaneh Kiani
Vahdaneh Kiani
Project title: "Image-guided adaptive radiation therapy (IGART) based on massive parallelism and real-time scheduling"
Katharina Löffler

Katharina Löffler
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Katharina Löffler
Katharina Löffler
Project title: "Scalable 3D+t Tracking by Graph-based and Deep Learning Methods"
Lucas-Raphael Müller

Lucas-Raphael Müller
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Lucas-Raphael Müller
Lucas-Raphael Müller
Project title: "Robust data-driven prediction of complications in minimally-invasive surgery"
Paul Scheikl

Paul Scheikl
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Paul Scheikl
Paul Scheikl
Project title: "Cooperative multi-agent reinforcement learning for next-generation cognitive robotics in laparoscopic surgery"
Melanie Schellenberg

Melanie Schellenberg
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Melanie Schellenberg
Melanie Schellenberg
Project title: "Quantitative Photoacoustic Imaging with a Learning-to-simulate Approach"
Silvia Seidlitz

Silvia Seidlitz
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Silvia Seidlitz
Silvia Seidlitz
Project title: "Robust Tissue Classification with Multipectral ImagingSurgery"
Jan Sellner

Jan Sellner
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Jan Sellner
Jan Sellner
Project title: "Camera Invariant Spectral Image Analysis in Interventional Healthcare"
Rene Snajder

Rene Snajder
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Rene Snajder
Rene Snajder
Project title: "Bioinformatics at the Stegle lab of DKFZ Heidelberg"
Pia Stammer

Pia Stammer
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Pia Stammer
Pia Stammer
Project title: "Uncertainty Quantification in Radiation Therapy"
Philipp Toussaint

Philipp Toussaint
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Philipp Toussaint
Philipp Toussaint
Project title: "Explainable Artificial Intelligence in Life Science: An Application to Omics Data (XAI-Omics)"
Alexandra Walter

Alexandra Walter
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Alexandra Walter
Alexandra Walter
Project title: "Automated CTV delineation for head and neck cancers"
Philipp Wimmer

Philipp Wimmer
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Philipp Wimmer
Philipp Wimmer
Project title: "Visualization for MRI-Based Psychiatric Diagnosis"
Elaine Zaunseder

Elaine Zaunseder
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Elaine Zaunseder
Elaine Zaunseder
Project title: "Data Science and Uncertainty Quantification in disease diagnosis"
David Zimmerer

David Zimmerer
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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David Zimmerer
David Zimmerer
Project title: "Anomaly detection using unsupervised learning for medical images"
Stefan Haller

Stefan Haller
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Stefan Haller
Stefan Haller
Project title: "Cell-Tracking with Learnable Combinatorial Optimization"
Alejandra Jayme

Alejandra Jayme
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Alejandra Jayme
Alejandra Jayme
Project title: "Modeling and Uncertainty Quantification for Hereditary Cancer Research"
Vojtech Kumpost

Vojtech Kumpost
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Vojtech Kumpost
Vojtech Kumpost
Project title: "Principles Underlying Fault Tolerance in Control Systems of Genetically Varying Model Organisms"
Constantin Seibold

Constantin Seibold
Doctoral Researcher HIDSS4Health

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Constantin Seibold
Constantin Seibold
Project title: "Generating Medical Imaging Reports from 3D Radiological CT Scans using Image Captioning Techniques"
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