Third-semester students were able to vote for the Biomedical Data Analysis Masters program’s teaching award for the first time. And they were quite sure, because they decided unanimously. Thus, Dr. Dominik Wolff from the Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics (PLRI) as the person responsible for the module “Statistical Machine Learning – AI and Data Analysis”, together with the other lecturers of the module Mareike Schulze, Dr. Jan Wolff and Sarah Nee received an award sum of 20,000 euros. “We are very pleased to receive this award and will use the prize money to further enhance the quality of our teaching,” says Dr. Wolff.

The students were particularly enthusiastic about the commitment of the lecturers. They liked the structure and concept of the module as well as the learning materials, especially the step-by-step programming tutorials. The knowledge was conveyed to them in a concise and understandable manner, and they found the practice exercises appropriate in terms of time and difficulty. They also rated the balance between theory and practice positively. They had a lot of fun while learning, as there were many moments of success and they received continuous feedback.