Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bert Arnrich

Pascal Hecker

Research Assistant, PhD Candidate

Phone: +49-(0)331 5509-4976

Room: G-2.1.11

Email: pascal.hecker(at)guest.hpi.de

Personal Information

  • Since 2019: AI Researcher in Digital Healthcare and Wellbeing at audEERING GmbH
    • Joint PhD with the Connected Healthcare group and audEERING GmbH
  • 2018 - 2019: Research Internship at audEERING GmbH
  • 2018: Research Assistant at Applied Rehabilitation Technology Lab, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen
  • 2014 - 2018: Master of Science (M.Sc.), Developmental, Neural and Behavioural Biology with focus on Computational Neuroscience at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • 2010 - 2014: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Biology at Freie Universität Berlin

Research Interests

  • Voice analysis for Healthcare and Wellbeing applications
  • Effects of Neurological, Neurodegenerative and Psychological diseases on voice
  • Using voice to unobtrusively monitor health status in everyday life



  • Food Choices after Cognitive Load: An Affective Computing Approach. Kappattanavar, Arpita Mallikarjuna; Hecker, Pascal; Moontaha, Sidratul; Steckhan, Nico; Arnrich, Bert in Sensors (2023). 23(14)
  • Towards Supporting an Early Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis using Vocal Features. Gonzalez-Machorro, Monica; Hecker, Pascal; Reichel, Uwe D.; Hammer, Helly N.; Hoepner, Robert; Pedrotti, Lisa; Zmutt, Alisha; Sagha, Hesam; van Beek, Johan; Eyben, Florian; Schuller, Dagmar M.; Schuller, Björn W.; Arnrich, Bert (2023). 1518–1522.
  • Wearable EEG-Based Cognitive Load Classification by Personalized and Generalized Model Using Brain Asymmetry. Moontaha, Sidratul; Kappattanavar, Arpita Mallikarjuna; Hecker, Pascal; Arnrich, Bert (2023).


  • Quantifying Cognitive Load from Voice using Transformer-Based Models and a Cross-Dataset Evaluation. Hecker, Pascal; Kappattanavar, Arpita M.; Schmitt, Maximilian; Moontaha, Sidratul; Wagner, Johannes; Eyben, Florian; Schuller, Björn W.; Arnrich, Bert (2022). 337–344.
  • Voice Analysis for Neurol... - Download
    Voice Analysis for Neurological Disorder Recognition - A Systematic Review and Perspective on Emerging Trends. Hecker, Pascal; Steckhan, Nico; Eyben, Florian; Schuller, Björn W.; Arnrich, Bert in Frontiers in Digital Health (2022). 4


  • Speaking Corona? Human an... - Download
    Speaking Corona? Human and Machine Recognition of COVID-19 from Voice. Hecker, Pascal; Pokorny, Florian B.; Bartl-Pokorny, Katrin D.; Reichel, Uwe; Ren, Zhao; Hantke, Simone; Eyben, Florian; Schuller, Dagmar M.; Arnrich, Bert; Schuller, Björn W. (2021). 1029–1033.


  • Prototypical System to De... - Download
    Prototypical System to Detect Anxiety Manifestations by Acoustic Patterns in Patients with Dementia. Hernandez, Netzahualcoyotl; Garcia-Constantino, Matias; Beltran, Jessica; Hecker, Pascal; Favela, Jesus; Cleland, Ian; Lopez, Hussein; Arnrich, Bert; McChesney, Ian in EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology (2020). 5(19)