connecting patients - research and teaching in the area of medical informatics


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Core Team

René Baranyi
I am currently researching in the field of serious gaming in healthcare (focusing on rehabilitation and life style applications). I finished my PhD in the field of gamification in 2016. I'm also interested in topics related to telemedicine, electronic health records and mobile applications in healthcare.
Barbara Tappeiner
Main research interests: electronic health record systems, animal health record systems, interoperability, health IT in general
Christoph Aigner
I've have been a researcher at the COPA group for some years now and I am currently working on my PhD thesis. My main research interests are Serious Games for NCD prevention, semantic interopability within the domain of electronic health records (standards, terminology, etc.) and mHealth.
Rainer Schügerl
My main topics of interest are eHealth Services, especially electronic health record systems, IT Service Management, especially Advanced Aspects of IT Infrastructure in Healthcare.
Richard Habenicht
I became part of the COPA team through my PHD thesis, which i am currently working on. The topic of my PHD thesis is related to the topics data warehousing, machine learning and artificial intelligence in healthcare, which are also my main research fields. Other topics i am interested in are statistical modelling and data visualization.
Sylvia Winkler
I am supporting the COPA group since late 2018 where my main focus is on serious games and life style applications. I am currently working on my master thesis where I am developing a cross-platform mobile application.
Carina Arnberger
I joined the COPA group recently in the course of my bachelor thesis which analyzed medical staff's everyday problems with hospital information systems and possible solutions for these. Currently I am working on my master's degree in the study of "Medical Informatics".
Katharina Weindl
I became part of the COPA team through my bachelor thesis, which dealt with the technical analysis on COVID-19 apps and their acceptance. At the moment I am studying for my master’s degree in „Media and Human-Centered Computing“.
Gregor Mieling
Coming from a background of electronics in HTL I am not only interested in health IT but also specialised hardware and modern prototyping technologies. I have yet to focus on single aspects.



Florian Walcher
En Qiang Zhou
Nadja Lederer
Bianca Schneeberger-Schramm
Dennis Binder
Maximilian Speil
Martin Gobber
Reinhard Pitsch
Andreas Ehringfeld
Konrad Paumann