Silvia Miksch Receives VGTC Visualization Technical Achievement Award
She was honored for her exceptional contributions to the field of visual analytics at IEEE VIS 2023 in Melbourne.
During the opening session of the IEEE VIS 2023 in Melbourne, Australia, from October 22-27, 2023, Silvia Miksch was honored for her outstanding technical contributions to visual analytics of time-varying data with the 2023 VGTC Visualization Technical Achievement Award. The IEEE VIS conference is widely recognized as the leading gathering for discourse and innovation in visualization and visual analytics. Their IEEE VGTC Visualization Technical Awards program is an esteemed initiative that acknowledges and celebrates outstanding contributions to the field of visualization. It honors distinguished individuals whose research has significantly influenced the research community and propelled the discipline forward.
About Silvia Miksch
Silvia Miksch is Head of the Visual Analytics Research Unit and Professor for Visual Analytics. She studied Information Systems with a focus on Applied Statistics and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Vienna and TU Wien, earning her master’s degree in Social and Economic Sciences in 1987 and her Ph.D. in 1990. Following her doctorate, she joined the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI) and later pursued postdoctoral research at Stanford University. In 1996, she began her tenure at the TU Wien’s Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems and served as an Associate University Professor from 1999 to 2006. She was appointed as Professor and head of the Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering at Danube University Krems from 2006 to 2010. In 2010, she returned to TU Wien to establish the CVAST - Center for Visual Analytics Science and Technology funded by the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth of the Republic of Austria and was appointed full professor in 2015.
Silvia Miksch also served as a Visiting Professor at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg and Johannes Kepler University Linz. As former chair of the Austrian Society for Artificial Intelligence and a board member of the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence, she has significantly contributed to the field. Her research excellence has been acknowledged through various awards and honoraries.