Kerstin Ritter (née: Hackmack)

Since November 2018, Dr. rer. nat. Kerstin Ritter (née: Hackmack) is a junior professor for Computational Neuroscience and leads the group "Machine Learning in clinical neuroimaging" at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin). Recently, she was awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant (Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, USA). Since 2017, she is P.I. in the DFG-funded project "Deep learning for neuroimaging-based disease decoding" and holds a Rahel-Hirsch scholarship. She is trained as a mathematician (HU Berlin) and did her PhD in this lab. From 2013 to 2015, she took responsibility for several work packages in the framework of the EU-funded project “Integrative Decision Support System [iDSS] for diagnosing dementia in geriatric patients”. By refining state-of-the-art machine learning and computer vision algorithms such as convolutional neural networks, she aims at further advancing automatic disease classification and characterization based on neuroimaging data in combination with clinical and neuropsychological data.

For a full list of publications and other scientific information, please see my profiles on Google Scholar, ORCID, ResearchGate and Publons.


Phone: +49 (0)30 450 539364



Berlin Center for Advanced Neuroimaging

Sauerbruchweg 4, Charitéplatz 1

10117 Berlin