Dr. Hanna Hauptmann (Schäfer)

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Research Interests

  • Intelligent Systems for Healthy Nutrition
  • Explainable AI
  • Visual Musicology
  • Gameful Design

Teaching Assistance

SS21 Document Analysis: Computational Methods
WS20/21 Data Mining: Basic Concepts
SS20 Document Analysis: Computational Methods
WS19/20 Analyse und Visualisierung von Informationen
SS19 Information Visualization I

Research Projects

  • PRIMAGE - "PRedictive In-silico Multiscale Analytics to support cancer personalized diaGnosis and prognosis, Empowered by imaging biomarkers"
  • CASCB - "C4 - Human-in-the-Loop Analysis of Collective Eating Behaviour"



  • Kraus, Matthias, Hanna Schäfer, Philipp Meschenmoser, Daniel Schweitzer, Daniel A. Keim, Michael Sedlmair, and Johannes Fuchs. "A Comparative Study of Orientation Support Tools in Virtual Reality Environments with Virtual Teleportation." In 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), pp. 227-238. IEEE, 2020.
  • Fürst, Daniel, Matthias Miller, Daniel A. Keim, Alexandra Bonnici, Hanna Schäfer, and Mennatallah El-Assady. "Augmenting Sheet Music with Rhythmic Fingerprints." In 5th Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities, VIS4DH, IEEE VIS 2020 (Virtual Conference). 2020.
  • Holzmann, Sophie Laura, Hanna Schäfer, David Alexander Plecher, Lynne Stecher, Gudrun Johanna Klinker, Georg Groh, Hans Hauner, and Christina Holzapfel. "Serious Games for Nutritional Education: Online Survey on Preferences, Motives, and Behaviors Among Young Adults at University." JMIR Serious Games 8, no. 2 (2020): e16216.
  • Cakmak, Eren, Hanna Schäfer, Juri Buchmüller, Johannes Fuchs, Tobias Schreck, Alex Jordan, and D. Keim. "MotionGlyphs: Visual Abstraction of Spatio-Temporal Networks in Collective Animal Behavior." In Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 39, no. 3. 2020.


  • Holzmann, Sophie Laura, Hanna Schäfer, Georg Groh, David Alexander Plecher, Gudrun Klinker, Gunther Schauberger, Hans Hauner, and Christina Holzapfel. "Short-Term Effects of the Serious Game “Fit, Food, Fun” on Nutritional Knowledge: A Pilot Study among Children and Adolescents." Nutrients 11, no. 9 (2019): 2031.
  • Holzmann, Sophie Laura, Felicitas Dischl, Hanna Schäfer, Georg Groh, Hans Hauner, and Christina Holzapfel. "Digital Gaming for Nutritional Education: A Survey on Preferences, Motives, and Needs of Children and Adolescents." JMIR formative research 3, no. 1 (2019): e10284.
  • Spinner, Thilo, Udo Schlegel, Hanna Schäfer, and Mennatallah El-Assady. "explAIner: A visual analytics framework for interactive and explainable machine learning." IEEE transactions on visualization and computer graphics (2019).
  • Miller, Matthias, Hanna Schäfer, Matthias Kraus, Marc Leman, Daniel Keim, and Mennatallah El-Assady. "Framing Visual Musicology through Methodology Transfer."
  • Sevastjanova, Rita, Hanna Schäfer, Jürgen Bernard, Daniel Keim, and Mennatallah El-Assady. "Shall we play?–Extending the Visual Analytics Design Space through Gameful Design Concepts."
  • Jentner, Wolfgang, Juri Buchmüller, Fabian Sperrle, Rita Sevastjanova, Thilo Spinner, Udo Schlegel, Dirk Streeb, and Hanna Schäfer. "NEAT-Novel Emergency Analysis Tool."
  • Hanna Schäfer, and Martijn Willemsen: "Rasch-based Tailored Goals for Nutrition Assistance System.", ACM IUI, Los Angeles, CA, USA. 2019


  • Hanna Schäfer, Joachim Bachner, Sebastian Pretscher, Georg Groh, and Yolanda Demetriou: "Study on Motivating Physical Activity in Children with Personalized Gamified Feedback.", ACM UMAP, Singapore, Singapore, 2018. PDF
  • Leipold, N., Madenach, M., Schäfer, H., Lurz, M., Terzimehić, N., Groh, G., Böhm, M., Gedrich, K., Krcmar, H.: "Nutrilize a Personalized Nutrition Recommender System: an enable study.", In Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Health Recommender Systems co-located with Twelfth ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (HealthRecSys’18), Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2018 PDF


  • Schäfer, H., Plecher, D., Holzmann, S., Groh, G., Klinker, G., Holzapfel, C., Hauner, H. (2017) "NUDGE - NUtritional, Digital Games in Enable.", POSITIVE GAMING - Workshop on Gamification and Games for Wellbeing, CHIPlay, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2017 PDF
  • Sailer, M., Schäfer, H. & Groh, G., (2017). Group Motivation for Social Games. In: Burghardt, M., Wimmer, R., Wolff, C. & Womser-Hacker, C. (Hrsg.), Mensch und Computer 2017 - Tagungsband. Regensburg: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V..(S. 351-354). PDF
  • Hanna Schäfer, Mehdi Elahi, David Elsweiler, Georg Groh, Morgan Harvey, Bernd Ludwig, Francesco Ricci, and Alan Said: "User Nutrition Modelling and Recommendation-Balancing Simplicity and Complexity", ACM UMAP, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2017 PDF
  • Hanna Schäfer, Santiago Hors-Fraile, Raghav Pavan Karumur, André Calero Valdez, Alan Said, Helma Torkamaan, Tom Ulmer, and Christoph Trattner: "Towards Health (Aware) Recommender Systems", ACM Digital Health, London, UK, 2017 PDF


  • Nađa Terzimehić, Nadja Leipold, Hanna Schäfer, Mira Madenach, Markus Böhm, Georg Groh, and Kurt Gedrich: "Can an Automated Personalized Nutrition Assistance System Successfully Change Nutrition Behavior?-Study Design", ICIS, Dublin, Ireland, 2016 PDF
  • Hanna Schäfer, Georg Groh, David Plecher, Gudrun Klinker, Mira Madenach, Kurt Gedrich, Nađa Terzimehić, Nadja Leipold, and Markus Böhm: "Smart Personalized Nutrition aus der Perspektive soziotechnischer Systeme", FoodLab Magazin, 2016  PDF 
  • Hanna Schaefer: "Personalized Support for Healthy Nutrition Decisions", RecSys'16 Doctoral Consortium, Boston, MA, USA, 2016 PDF


  • Hanna Schaefer, Georg Groh, Johann Schlichter, Silvia Kolossa, Hannelore Daniel, Ralf Hecktor and Theresa Greupner: "Personalized Food Recommendation", DMRS (International Workshop on Decision Making and Recommender Systems) Workshop, Bozen, 2015 PDF
  • H. Schafer, J. L. Viegas, M. C. Ferreira, S. M. Vieira and J. M. C. Sousa: "Analysing the segmentation of energy consumers using mixed fuzzy clustering", Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE), 2015 IEEE International Conference on, Istanbul, 2015, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.1109/FUZZ-IEEE.2015.7338120 PDF
  • Ferreira, M. C., Salgado, C. M., Viegas, J. L., Schafer, H., Azevedo, C. S., Vieira, S. M., & Sousa, J.: "Fuzzy modeling based on Mixed Fuzzy Clustering for health care applications", Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE), 2015 IEEE International Conference on, Istanbul, 2015, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.1109/FUZZ-IEEE.2015.7338028 PDF
  • F. Dias, H. Schafer, L. Natal and C. Cardeira, "Mobile Robot Localisation for Indoor Environments Based on Ceiling Pattern Recognition," Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC), 2015 IEEE International Conference on, Vila Real, 2015, pp. 65-70. doi: 10.1109/ICARSC.2015.32 PDF


  • Siming Chen, Cong Guo, Xiaoru Yuan, Fabian Merkle, Hanna Schaefer and Thomas Ertl: "OCEANS: online collaborative explorative analysis on network security", Proceedings of the Eleventh Workshop on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec'14), Pages 1-8, Paris, France, Nov.10, 2014. PDF


  • Siming Chen, Fabian Merkle, Hanna Schafer, Hongwei Ai, Cong Guo, Xiaoru Yuan and Thomas Ertl: "AnNetTe - Visual Analytics for Network Security Data", In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST Challenge), Award of Outstanding Situation Awareness, 2013. PDF