Priv.-Doz. DI (FH) Dr. Bernhard Knapp

Program Director Master AI Engineering


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Bernhard Knapp studied bioinformatics in Hagenberg and Heidelberg. He obtained his PhD and Habilitation in biomedical computer simulations from the Medical University of Vienna. After his Habilitation at the Medical University of Vienna he did a research fellowship at the University of Oxford (Department of Statistics and Computer Science) where he also became Associate Director of a Doctoral Training Centre. After four years in the UK he moved as Associate Professor to the UIC Barcelona where he spent another three years leading a research group before returning to Austria into an industry position at the biotech company in Vienna. As chief data scientist he managed a team of data scientists and analysts in symptoms-to-disease predictions. In August 2021 Bernhard Knapp joined the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien as Program Director of the master in “Artificial Intelligence Engineering

His fields of research include machine learning algorithms, AI applications, immuno/bio-informatics, data analysis, and molecular simulations. In these fields he published 49 scientific journal papers (20 first authorships, 10 senior authorships, 4 times on the cover) resulting in H index of 26 (see e.g.