Background and activities

Kerstin is an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science. Her core competence field is Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. She is currently deputy head of the Data and Artificial Intelligence group and associated with the Telenor NTNU AI Lab.
She was awarded her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Hildesheim, Germany. Her main research interest are data-driven decision support systems as well as knowledge-intensive Case-Based Reasoning.
Research Interest
The main focus of her work are methods for applied artificial intelligence. While the application domains differ, we are investigating how to make knowledge and experience available through intelligent systems. Moreover, how to build systems that support complex, knowledge-intesive decisions using heterogenous data sources. Currently, among other research activities, she is the project manager of the selfBACK EU project that develops an e-Health application for low back pain patients.
She enjoys discussing AI methodologies and applications with fellow researchers, but more importantly teaching it to students and bringing it into multidisciplinary projects and thereby shaping the new digital world.
In particular we are applying methods from the following research fields:
  • Subsymbolic AI
  • Case-Based Reasoning
  • Information Extraction and Knowledge Engineering
Research Group: Data and Artificial Intelligence

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report


  • Bach, Kerstin. (2012) Knowledge Acquisition for Case-Based Reasoning Systems. 2012. ISBN 978-3-8439-1357-7.


  • Bach, Kerstin; Prestmo, Tale; Aamodt, Agnar; Mork, Paul Jarle. (2017) Diversity of Exercise Plans using Evolutionary Inspired Adaptation. Workshop week “Lernen, Wissen, Daten, Analysen” (“Learning, Knowledge, Data, Analytics”) . Rostock University; Rostock. 2017-09-11 - 2017-09-13.
  • Prestmo, Tale; Bach, Kerstin; Aamodt, Agnar; Mork, Paul Jarle. (2017) Evolutionary Inspired Adaptation of Exercise Plans for Increasing Solution Variety. International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning ; Trondheim. 2017-06-26 - 2017-06-28.
  • Skjold, Kari Fosshaug; Øynes, Marthe Sofie; Bach, Kerstin; Aamodt, Agnar. (2017) IntelliMeal - Enhancing Creativity by Reusing Domain Knowledge in the Adaptation Process. Computer Cooking Contest at ICCBR 2017 . Antonio A. Sanchez-Ruiz and Anders Kofod-Petersen; Trondheim. 2017-06-26 - 2017-06-26.
  • Bardal, Ellen Marie; Brændvik, Siri Merete; Roeleveld, Karin; Bach, Kerstin. (2016) Bruk av akselerometer i evaluering av behandling av barn med cerebral parese. Skreddersydde løsninger for fremtiden. Ortopedisk høstmøte . Norsk ortopedisk forening; Oslo. 2016-10-26 - 2016-10-28.
  • Sizov, Gleb; Öztürk, Pinar; Bach, Kerstin. (2016) Evaluation of Explanations Extracted from Textual Reports. The Twenty-Ninth International Flairs Conference ; Hilton Key Largo Resort. 2016-06-16 - 2016-06-18.
  • Bach, Kerstin; Sauer, Christian Severin; Althoff, Klaus-Dieter; Roth-Berghofer, Thomas R.. (2014) Knowledge Modeling with the Open Source Tool myCBR. 10th Workshop on Knowledge Engineering and Software Engineering . Nalepa, G. J., Baumeister, J. and Kaczor, K.; Prague. 2014-08-19 - 2014-08-19.
  • Bach, Kerstin; Althoff, Klaus-Dieter. (2013) Model-based Classification of Unstructured Data Sources. ICCBR Workshop on Case-Based Reasoning in the Health Sciences (CBR-HS-13) . Isabelle Bichindaritz, Cindy Marling; Saragota Springs. 2013-07-08 - 2013-07-08.
  • Reuss, Pascal; Bach, Kerstin; Althoff, Klaus-Dieter. (2013) Dynamic retrieval of heterogeneous knowledge sources in a multi-agent system. Conference on Professional Knowledge Management (WM-2013) . Franz Lehner; Passau. 2013-03-14 - 2013-03-15.
  • Bach, Kerstin; Althoff, Klaus-Dieter. (2012) Developing Case-Based Reasoning Applications Using myCBR 3. International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR-12) . Ian Watson and Belen Diaz Agudo; Lyon. 2012-09-03 - 2012-09-06.
  • Bach, Kerstin; Althoff, Klaus-Dieter; Newo, Regis; Stahl, Armin. (2011) A Case-Based Reasoning Approach for Providing Machine Diagnosis from Service Reports. International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR-11) . Ashwin Ram and Nirmalie Wiratunga; London. 2011-09-12 - 2011-09-15.