Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bert Arnrich

Cognitive Ergonomics and Health

The Cognitive Ergonomics and Health research group, part of the Digital Health - Connected Healthcare chair, is a dynamic and interdisciplinary team dedicated to advancing cognitive ergonomics and healthcare technology. Our research encompasses a broad range of topics, from the innovative use of wearable EEG devices and multimodal sensors for mental health assessments to their application in assessing cognitive load in software development. We integrate advanced methodologies like affective computing, signal processing, and machine learning to enhance healthcare applications and software engineering practices. Our work aims at understanding and managing conditions and states like epilepsy, mental workload, and stress through real-time monitoring and data analysis. We encourage collaboration and knowledge-sharing, inviting students and researchers to engage with our diverse projects.


Current Research Topics


Link to my website with the DSE Research School

Room: G-2.1.21 | Phone: +49-(0)1520 299 4501

Email: christoph.anders(at)hpi.de 



Room: G-2.1.21

Email: char.brandebusemeyer@hpi.de


Arpita Kappattanavar

Phone: +49-(0)331 5509-4853

Room: G-2.1.20

Email: arpita.kappattanavar(at)hpi.de


Sidratul Moontaha

Phone: +49-(0)331 5509-3481

Room: G-2.1.21

Email: sidratul.moontaha(at)hpi.de


Phone: +49-(0)331 5509-3453

Room: G-2.1.11

Email: fabian.stolp(at)hpi.de



  • 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)
  • Wearable EEG-Based Cognitive Load Classification by Personalized and Generalized Model Using Brain Asymmetry. Moontaha, Sidratul; Kappattanavar, Arpita Mallikarjuna; Hecker, Pascal; Arnrich, Bert (2023).
  • Online learning for wearable eeg-based emotion classification. Moontaha, Sidratul; Schumann, Franziska Elisabeth Friederike; Arnrich, Bert in Sensors (2023). 23(5) 2387.
  • Assessing Cognitive Load ... - Download
    Assessing Cognitive Load in Software Development with Wearable Sensors. Stolp, Fabian (2023). 227–229.


  • Wearable electroencephalography and multi-modal mental state classification: A systematic literature review. Anders, Christoph; Arnrich, Bert in Computers in Biology and Medicine (2022). 150 106088.
  • SensorHub: Multimodal Sen... - Download
    SensorHub: Multimodal Sensing in Real-Life Enables Home-Based Studies. Chromik, Jonas; Kirsten, Kristina; Herdick, Arne; Kappattanavar, Arpita Mallikarjuna; Arnrich, Bert in Sensors (2022). 22(1)
  • 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.
  • Have Your Cake and Log it... - Download
    Have Your Cake and Log it Too: A Pilot Study Leveraging IMU Sensors for Real-time Food Journaling Notifications Kappattanavar, Arpita; Kremser, Marten; Arnrich, Bert (2022). (Vol. 5) 532–541.
  • 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.
  • Towards Multi-Modal Recordings in Daily Life: A Baseline Assessment of an Experimental Frame- work. Moontaha, Sidratul; Anders, Christoph; Arnrich, Bert (2022). 27–30.


  • Monitoring of Sitting Pos... - Download
    Monitoring of Sitting Postures With Sensor Networks in Controlled and Free-living Environments: Systematic Review. Kappattanavar, Arpita Mallikarjuna; Steckhan, Nico; Sachs, Jan Philipp; Freitas da Cruz, Harry; Boettinger, Erwin; Arnrich, Bert in JMIR Biomed Eng (2021). 6(1) e21105.


  • Position Matters: Sensor ... - Download
    Position Matters: Sensor Placement for SittingPosture Classification. Kappattanavar, A. M.; da Cruz, H. F.; Arnrich, B.; Böttinger, E. (2020).
  • Self-prediction of seizur... - Download
    Self-prediction of seizures in drug resistance epilepsy using digital phenotyping: a concept study. Moontaha, Sidratul; Steckhan, Nico; Kappattanavar, Arpita; Surges, Rainer; Arnrich, Bert (2020). (Vol. 14)
  • Constrained expectation m... - Download
    Constrained expectation maximisation algorithm for estimating ARMA models in state space representation. Galka, Andreas; Moontaha, Sidratul; SIniatchkin, Siniatchkin in EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2020.1 (2020). 1–37.


  • Bewertung von Therapieeff... - Download
    Bewertung von Therapieeffekten bei Epilepsie: Eine vergleichende Analyse zwischen Cox-Stuart-Berechnung und Zustandsraum-Modellierung Scharlach, Sascha; Moontaha, Sirdatul; von Spiczak, Sarah; Stephani, Ulrich; Siniatchkin, Michael; May, Theodor; Galka, Andreas; Meurer, Thomas (2019).
  • SVD Square-root Iterated ... - Download
    SVD Square-root Iterated Extended Kalman Filter for Modeling of Epileptic Seizure Count Time Series with External Inputs. Moontaha, Sidratul; Galka, Andreas; Siniatchkin, Michael; Scharlach, Sascha; von Spiczak, Sarah; Stephani, Ulrich; May, Theodor; Meurer, Thomas (2019). (Vol. 41) 616–619.


  • MetaExp: Interactive Expl... - Download
    MetaExp: Interactive Explanation and Exploration of Large Knowledge Graphs. Behrens, Freya; Bischoff, Sebastian; Ladenburger, Pius; Rückin, Julius; Seidel, Laurenz; Stolp, Fabian; Vaichenker, Michael; Ziegler, Adrian; Mottin, Davide; Aghaei, Fatemeh; Müller, Emmanuel; Preusse, Martin; Müller, Nikola; Hunger, Michael (2018). 199–202.
  • Analysis of the effects o... - Download
    Analysis of the effects of medication for the treatment of epilepsy by ensemble Iterative Extended Kalman Filtering. Moontaha, Sidratul; Galka, Andreas; Meurer, Thomas; Siniatchkin, Michael (2018). (Vol. 40) 187–190.
  • HPI-DHC at TREC 2018 Prec... - Download
    HPI-DHC at TREC 2018 Precision Medicine Track. Oleynik, M; Faessler, E; Sasso, A.M; Kappattanavar, A.; Bergner, B.; da Cruz, H.F.; Sachs, J.-P.; Datta, S.; Boettinger, E (2018).