Research Interests

My research focuses on conversational agents to assess and treat mental disorders. During my PhD, I will design a conversational agent to treat depression in youth and young adults.

Research Areas:

  • Conversational Agents/Chatbots: Rule-based, Retrieval-Based and Generative Approaches
  • Personalizing Digital Mental Health Interventions
  • Measuring and Modeling Mental Disorders
  • Wearable and Smartphone-Based Passive Sensing for Mental Health Monitoring

If you are interested, don't hesitate to get in touch!



since 2021 Doctoral Researcher at the University of Ulm and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
2017 - 2020 M.Sc. in Cognitive Science from Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
2013 - 2017 B.Sc. in Business Psychology from Leuphana University Lüneburg

Work Experience at Otto, Tomorrow and Happier Lives Institute.
Semesters abroad at the The University of British Columbia and Stellenbosch University.


Designing AMSL – A Mobile Digital Assistant for Self-Regulated Learning
Scheu, S.; Kuhlmeier, F. O.; Müller, L. N.; Benke, I.
2023. ECIS 2023 Proceedings, AIS eLibrary (AISeL)
A Personalized Conversational Agent to Treat Depression in Youth and Young Adults – A Transdisciplinary Design Science Research Project
Kuhlmeier, F. O.; Gnewuch, U.; Lüttke, S.; Brakemeier, E.-L.; Mädche, A.
2022. The Transdisciplinary Reach of Design Science Research – 17th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2022, St Petersburg, FL, USA, June 1–3, 2022, Proceedings. Ed.: A. Drechsler, 30–41, Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-031-06516-3_3