Prof. Dr. Kerstin Denecke


Prof. Dr. Kerstin Denecke Dozentin

  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    Engineering and Information Technology
    Abt Medizininformatik
    Höheweg 80
    2501 Biel


  • Education and research

  • Textmining, Natural language processing, mHealth, Conversational User Interface, Artificial Intelligence


  • Bachelor Medical Informatics

  • Clinical Studies

  • Quality management in healthcare

  • Seminar and Living Cases


  • Textmining and Information Discovery in Medicine

  • Knowledge management and medical ontologies

  • Health Web Science

  • Conversational User Interfaces

  • Information Discovery in Medical Information Systems


  • 2004-2007 Medical Informatics at ID GmbH Berlin
  • 2007-2012 Research Associate at L3S Research Center / Leibniz University Hannover, Project lead of national and EU projects
  • 2013-2015 Head of the Digital Patient Modeling group at University of Leipzig
  • Since August 2015 Professor of Medical Informatics at BFH
  • Since 2020 Co-Lead BFH Centre Health Technologies
  • Chair IMIA Working Group Participatory Health and Social Media
  • 2000-2004 Diploma studies in Computer Science and Medical Informatics Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • 2004-2008 Doctoral studies (Dr. rer. net.) Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • 2011-2012 Diploma studies Journalism Freie Journalistenschule Berlin


  • A Chatbot for Self-Anamnesis with an Example in Music Therapy (Hasler Foundation, 2017-18)

  • New Approaches in Information Extraction (Partner ID Suisse AG, 2016-17)

  • Emotion Analyzer (Research Visit funded by SNF)

  • Relevance of Semantic Enrichment for Clinical Event Prediction (Hasler Foundation, 2019-20)

  • Implementation of a search algorithm based on Deep Learning (Partner: ID Suisse AG, 2017- 2019)


  • Journal Life Sciences, Society and Policy (2017) Sep 20;13(1):16

  • In: Wang F, Yao L, Luo G (eds.), Data Management and Analytics for Medicine and Healthcare. Second International Workshop, DMAH 2016, Held at VLDB 2016, New Delhi, India, September 9, 2016, LNCS, Volume 10186, Springer, 2017: 10-25

  • Dieter Hayn, Günter Schreier (eds): Stud Health Technol Inform, 2017: 236: 1-7

  • Dieter Hayn, Günter Schreier (eds): Stud Health Technol Inform, 2017;236:196-20


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie (GMDS)

  • IMIA Working Group Participatory Health and Social Media

  • Deutscher Fachjournalistenverband

Supervised theses

  • Tim Dorner, Mauro Tschanz Medikationsapp mit eHealth-Anbindung 2017

  • Kaspar Schmocker, Fabian Zwahlen GlucoMan - Diabetes Management App 2017

  • Sevinc Burcu, Patrick Jolo eDiabetesberatung 2018

  • Nesljihan Umeri-Sali, Tanja Nedovic Mobiles Medikationsmanagement 2019

  • Richard May Einsatz von Virtual Reality zur Steigerung der Gesundheitskompetenz 2019

  • Massah Hamidi Patientenedukation 2019

  • Hager Magdub Digitalisierung eines Flowboards zur Unterstützung des Lean Managements 2019

  • Lea Meier, Jan Bauer Berührungslose Dokumentation im Rettungswesen 2019

  • Jonathan Meier Telemonitoring von Herzinsuffizienzpatienten 2019

  • Aaganya Arulnathan, Sayan Vaaheesan Emotionserkennung in therapeutischen Chats 2019

  • Yihan Deng PhD thesis: Medical text classification from clinical narratives 2019

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • German - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • English - Full professional proficiency
  • French - Limited working proficiency