Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am HPI

Data Management for Digital Health (Wintersemester 2023/2024)

Lecturer: Dr.-Ing. Matthieu-Patrick Schapranow (Digital Health - Personalized Medicine)

General Information

  • Weekly Hours: 4
  • Credits: 6
  • Graded: yes
  • Enrolment Deadline: 01.10.2023 - 31.10.2023
  • Examination time §9 (4) BAMA-O: 13.02.2024
  • Teaching Form: Lecture / Exercise
  • Enrolment Type: Compulsory Elective Module
  • Course Language: English

Programs, Module Groups & Modules

IT-Systems Engineering MA
Data Engineering MA
Digital Health MA
Software Systems Engineering MA
  • HPI-SSE-D Data Foundations
  • HPI-SSE-S Systems Foundations
  • SSYS: Software Systems
    • HPI-SSYS-C Concepts and Methods
  • SSYS: Software Systems
    • HPI-SSYS-T Technologies and Tools
  • SSYS: Software Systems
    • HPI-SSYS-S Specialization
  • DSYS: Data-Driven Systems
    • HPI-DSYS-C Concepts and Methods
  • DSYS: Data-Driven Systems
    • HPI-DSYS-T Technologies and Tools
  • DSYS: Data-Driven Systems
    • HPI-DSYS-S Specialization


Welcome to the class: We are very excited that you are interested in learning more about the priciples of data management for digital health and why it might be different from what you have learnt so far. In this lecture, we and selected guest speakers will share with you:

  • Specific examples from selected fields of digital health to understand where and how data is/needs to be acquired,
  • Known challenges in acquiring and processing these types of data in their specific digital health domain,
  • How to deal with and address specific requirements and limitation of accessing and using digital health data,
  • and how the complex analysis of high-dimensional multi-modal digital health data can be facilitated through the use of latest soft- and hardware advances, e.g. clinical prediction models, federated learning infrastructures, large language models, and supervised as well as unsupervised machine learning approaches.

After participating in the course, you will be equipped with the ability to: 

  • Assess requirements of selected real-world use cases from the medical field (oncology, nephrology, infectious diseases),
  • Select latest technology building blocks to create viable healthcare software solutions, and
  • Analyze requirements for data analysis and processing, e.g. for machine learning (supervised and unsupervised learning, large language models and natural language processing, deep learning, federated learning infrastructures).

In the course, we will have invited guest speakers with medical background sharing their real-world experience with you in interactive presentations. Thus, you will have the chance to raise any questions you never dared to ask and discuss them together with us in the course of the lecture.

Further details please refer to the lecture webpage.


The lecture is a designed to be a foundation lecture for all backgrounds.  


In the course of the lecture, you will have to conduct a small number of personal exercises to recap the presented lecture content. You have to pass all of these intermediate exercises prior to participate the final exam (Prüfungsvorleistung).

The final grading will be determined by the following parts:

  • Final exam at the end of the course (100%).


  • Schedule:
    • Tuesdays @ 11.00am (s.t.) on HPI Campus II, room L-1.06.
    • Thursdays @ 01.30pm (s.t.) on HPI Campus II, room L-1.06.
  • First course:
    • Tue Oct 17, 2023 @ 11.00am (s.t.) on HPI Campus II, room L-1.06.