Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Hong Kong
Former roles: Director, Centre for Digital Health Interventions, ETH Zurich & University of St.Gallen, Switzerland; Head of Transformation and Innovation, CSS insurance, Switzerland
MA in International Relations and Affairs.
M.Sc. in Software Engineering & Management (Aalto University, Helsinki and Graz University of Technology)
Focus: In-vehicle sensor data analytics, physiological signal processing, and explainable/interpretable machine learning
MSc Strategic Marketing with Chinese
Focus: Mass market health interventions: design considerations for establishing successful human-computer relationships in self-service technologies led by conversational agents
Master of Medicine (MMed) and Swiss State Diploma “Ärztin”
Focus: Novel approaches for the detection and prevention of dysglycemia – a project at the intersection of medicine and technology
2021 – 2022
Focus: Business Models in the Pharma Industry
2020 – 2021
Focus: Passive sensing on iOS devices to monitor chronic respiratory diseases.
Focus: Metric Learning with Application to Cough-based Speaker Verification
Focus: Reaching Vulnerable Populations for the Prevention of Chronic and Mental Illness: A Gamified Approach
Focus: Reaching Vulnerable Populations for the Prevention of Chronic and Mental Illness: Development of a “Simple Talk” Digital Coaching Approach
Focus: Assessment of Popular Voice Assistants for the Prevention and Management of Chronic and Mental Conditions
Focus: Prediction and prevention of non-adherence to digital health interventions, a literature review.
Focus: Successful Diabetes Companies, A Market Analysis
Focus: Successful Digital Mental Health Companies, A Market Analysis
Focus: Success Factors for the Implementation of a Digital Assistant Supporting the Reduction of Distress in Cancer Patients
Focus: Beyond Existing Conversational Agent Categorizations A Taxonomy of Short- and Long-term Conversational Agent Usage
Focus: Studying the effectiveness of smartphone applications for the treatment of chronic stress and depression
Focus: Identification of Effective Intervention Components Preventing Type-2 Diabetes and Assessment of their Scalability via Healthcare Chatbots and Hybrid Coaching with Human Health Professionals
Focus: The Data World within Healthcare
Focus: Successful business model components of companies offering digital diabetes interventions
Focus: Assessment of a smartphone-based breathing training
Focus: Chatbot-based service encounter in health care: Structuring the chatbot market and literature using archetypes and elaborating their impacts and challenges.
Focus: Personalization of chatbots in healthcare based on user group data.
Focus: Value-centered onboarding design for chatbots in a health service context.
Focus: Implementation science in practice: market access, challenges, and regulations in digital health startups.
Focus: Data-driven diabetes type 2 prediction at employer wellness programs in the US.
Focus: Review of biofeedback-based relaxation trainings
Focus: Evaluation of Digital Physiotherapy Coaching.
Focus: Digitalization of Swiss hospitals and its financial implications for insurance companies
Focus: Development of a digital coach to strengthen the connection between pharmacies and their patients in Kenya.
Focus: Introduction of a digital physio coach to the Swiss health care system.
Focus: Assessing the Acceptance of a Smartphone-based Biofeedback Breathing Training
Focus: Evaluation of Health Literacy Intervention for Children with Asthma.
Focus: A Market Analysis of Chatbots for Swiss Public Organizations.
Focus: On the Impact of Chatbots with Self-Awareness Design on Users’ Perceptions, Trust and Intention to Adopt.
Focus: Impact of General Privacy Concerns on Chatbot Design Elements’ Influence on People’s Willingness to Disclose Personal Information.
Focus: User perceptions of a Digital Coaching App for Physical Activity.
Focus: User Onboarding Design for a Fully Automated Conversational Agent (“Chatbot”) in Mobile Health Interventions.
Focus: Cash Flow Modelling of Digital Asthma Interventions in the Healthcare System.
Focus: Characteristics of a diabetes self management app: Identification of patient needs and comparison of existing solutions.
Focus: Development of an Application Enabling Separation of Audible Symptoms for People with Chronic Diseases.
Focus: Behavior Change Techniques in mHealth Interventions for People with Asthma.
Focus: Rebuilding Trust: The Effect of Chatbots on Doctor-Patient Interactions.
Focus: Efficacy of a biofeedback-based breathing exercise.
Focus: Analyzing Success Factors for Disruptive Innovations in the mHealth Ecosystem for Diabetes Care.
Focus: Digital Health Business Models.
Focus: Job strain detection by mouse movements.
Focus: Evaluation of a MobileCoach-based intervention for adolescents with eating disorders.
Focus: Literature review on mental health information systems.
Focus: Design of a MobileCoach-based intervention for adolescents with eating disorders.
Universitätsklinik für Diabetologie, Endokrinologie Ernährungsmedizin & Metabolismus (UDEM), Universitätsspital Bern
MSc in Astronomy and Data Science (Leiden University)
Focus: Application of explainable/interpretable machine learning to digital health interventions for chronic diseases, specifically involving physiological signals
BSc in Computer Science (ETH Zurich)
Focus: MobileCoach, an open-source platform for digital biomarker and digital coaching research. CanRelax, a relaxation and mindfulness app for people with cancer.
«Docteur ès Sciences» in Signal Processing (Ph.D.), MSc in Physics, eMBA in Management of Technology
Bachelor Student in Medicine
University of Sevilla, Spain
Focus: Efficacy evaluation of a smartphone-based breathing exercise for stress management.
Ph.D. Candidate in Information Technology at the Department of Electronics, Information, and Bioengineering at the University of Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Focus: Developing a framework for Data-Driven Chatbots for personalised training with conversational AI
Neurobiology & Economics
Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Focus: Design of digital health interventions for chronic diseases (e.g. diabetes).
M.Sc. in Psychology, University of Bamberg
Information Systems and Services, University of Bamberg, Germany
Focus: Adoption and use of self-guided digital stress interventions from the users’ perspective
Computer Science, Dartmouth College
Dartmouth’s Center for Technology and Behavioral Health
Focus: Investigation of states of receptivity and vulnerability in MobileCoach-based physical activity and personality change interventions.
MSc in Psychology with specialization in Social Psychology, Economic Psychology and Decision Science
Focus: Voice Assistants for the Management of Chronic Diseases with Application to Type-1 Diabetes and Hypoglycemia while Driving
PhD in Psychology, MSc Clinical Psychology
Focus: Design and evaluation of a smartphone-based and chatbot-delivered intervention targeting individuals with subclinical depression
MSc Clinical Psychology; Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
MSc in Affective Disorders (King’s College London)
Focus: Digital Health Promotion
B.Eng (Hons) in Manufacturing, Engineering and Management; M.Sc in Statistics; M.Tech in Knowledge Engineering (Intelligent Systems)
Focus: MobileCoach, an open-source platform for digital biomarker and digital coaching research. LvL Up, a digital health app to prevent Depression and Type-2 Diabetes in Singapore.
Focus: Pollen, fine particle, and ozone values to assess asthma control and symptom progression
Focus: Prediction and prevention of non-adherence to digital health interventions.
M.Phil. Health and Behaviour
University of Luxembourg, Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
Focus: Development of a theory-based, personalized mHealth intervention for adolescents.
Focus: Design of digital health interventions for asthma
BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Systems Analysis
Focus: Designing and developing features for smartphone-based and chatbot-delivered MobileCoach digital health interventions.
Doctor science ETH (Ph.D.) in Technology Marketing, MSc in Cognitive Science
Focus: Towards the personalisation of the chatbot-patient relationship
MSc Computational Science and Engineering
Focus: Cough detection for COPD, COVID-19, and further respiratory diseases. Design and evaluation of a smartphone-based voice monitoring system for patients with heart failure.
MSc in Business Management (HSG)
Focus: Digital delivery of health care services and how to actively manage chronic diseases at person in real-time
MSc in Computer Science
Focus: Studying Personality Change with Smartphone Data
Focus: Gameful Biofeedback Breathing Trainings for Smartphones
MSc Food Technology, MSc Applied Statistics
Focus: Just-in-time adaptive supports in a mobile lifestyle coaching intervention for the prevention of type 2 diabetes
MSc in Artificial Intelligence
Focus: Design and evaluation of a digital diet coach.
MSc in Business Psychology
Focus: Design and evaluation of digital health interventions for asthma.
Bachelor in Medical Informatics
Focus: MobileCoach, an open-source platform for digital biomarker and digital coaching research.
MSc in Management, Technology and Economics
Focus: Design and evaluation of digital health interventions for diabetes.
MSc in Organizational Behavior and Adaptive Cognition
Focus: Design and evaluation of digital physical activity interventions.
Focus: Assessment of digital health interventions
Focus: Design and evaluation of health information systems on the PathMate2 project.
Focus: Assessmtent of digital health interventions
Focus: Systematic review of mobile health interventions for physical activity
Focus: Evaluation of a digital physiotherapy coach.
Doctor of Sciences and MEng in Computer Science
Focus: Ubiquitous Digital Coaching.
MSc in Human Nutrition and Home Economics
Focus: Public health nutrition and technology-driven diet interventions.
Focus: Emotion recognition for MobileCoach interventions.
MSc in Computer Science in Media and Dipl.-Inform. (FH) in Computer Science in Media
Focus: Health information systems architect & lead developer of the open source MobileCoach platform.
Focus: Impact of technology-driven innovations in healthcare.
Focus: Artificial Intelligence in emerging Health Information Systems with emphasis on Machine Learning and Big Data.
Focus: Supporting human behavior by technology with a focus on privacy and health care.
PhD in Neuroscience, MSc in Computer Science, BSc in Cognitive Psychology
Focus: Design of a MobileCoach-based intervention for people with mild cognitive impairment.
MA HSG in Strategy and International Management & MSc CEMS MIM
Focus: Study Design & Evaluation.
Focus: Design of health interventions.
MSc Computer Science
Focus: Development of Health Information Systems.
Focus: Interaction design of health information systems.
Focus: Health economic evaluation of IT-supported interventions.
Focus: Mobile Sports Applications.
Focus: Top 10 eHealth Applications.
Focus: Business Models for eHealth.
Focus: Gamification in Online Psychotherapy.
Focus: Persuasive Technology.
Focus: Mobile After-Care Operations.
Focus: Health Insurance Mobile Apps