Institute of Health Economics, Medical University of Innsbruck, Anichstraße 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Patrick Rockenschaub

Postdoctoral researcher

Medical University of Innsbruck

Patrick is a data scientist with a research focus on deriving actionable insight from large and complex healthcare data. He is particularly interested in creating and evaluating clinical decision support tools that readily translate into clinical practice and help doctors make informed decisions. Currently, Patrick is working on the Austrian Digital Heart Program, which validates the efficacy of app-based screening for atrial fibrillation.

Patrick received an MSc and PhD in Health Data Science from University College London. Following his PhD, Patrick was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation to work on generalizable deep learning for medical risk prediction at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Before coming to Innsbruck, Patrick spent some time as a senior researcher at Fraunhofer in Munich where he worked on statistical methods for handling the high levels of missing data often found in routine medical data.


  1. July 2021

    PhD in Health Data Science

    University College London, UK
  2. September 2016

    MSc in Data Science for Research in Health and Biomedicine

    University College London, UK
  3. April 2015

    BSc in Economics

    Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria

Professional appointments

  1. Since 2023
    Postdoctoral researcher
    Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
  2. 2023
    Postdoctoral researcher
    Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems, Munich, Germany
  3. 2022
    Postdoctoral researcher
    Charité Lab for AI in Medicine, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  4. 2020–2021
    Senior medical statistician
    Arcturis, Oxford, UK
  5. 2017–2021
    PhD student within the project “Precision antibiotic prescribing for urinary tract infection in hospital”
    Institute of Health Informatics, University College London, London, UK
  6. 2016–2017
    Analyst in the Real-World Insights team
    IQVIA, London, UK

Grants and awards

  • 2019
    Associate Fellow
    Advance HE
  • 2020
    Seed-funding grant
    UCL Precision AMR initiative
  • 2021
    Humboldt research fellowship
    Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation