Welcome to our new doctoral researcher Patrick Langer!
Please welcome Patrick Langer as our newest Ph.D. student and doctoral researcher to join the Centre for Digital Health Interventions in Zurich, Switzerland. Patrick is part of the Core AI & Digital Biomarker, Acoustic and Inflammatory Biomarkers. He holds a Bachelor’s as well as a Master’s degree from TU Ilmenau in Computer Science Engineering with specialisations in medical technologies, machine learning and embedded hardware & software. Having started programming and working with embedded hardware at a very young age, Patrick gained numerous technical skills throughout the years in a self-taught manner and is passionate about applying these skills to solve medical problems. In 2016, Patrick was one of the winners of the German “Jugend forscht” prize, for which he built an EMG-based device that allows handicapped people to play games or write texts. Patrick has also built AI-based applications for smartphones in previous projects, e.g. AI-based realtime road sign recognition for Android smartphones. In his master thesis, he developed realtime machine learning applications aiding patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease in everyday life. From various projects as well as his bachelor and master theses, Patrick has accumulated knowledge and skills in machine learning, computer science, robotics, embedded hardware and medical applications as well as general research skills. In his Ph.D., Patrick Langer will work on applied machine learning and the development of applications for digital biomarkers.