About

We at the Institute of Visual Computing and Human-Centered Technology investigate the design and development of key technologies in the areas of computer vision, computer graphics, visualization, augmented/mixed/virtual reality, human-computer interaction, and socially embedded technologies.

Topics include visual methods in the computational sciences including modeling, image analysis and synthesis, photorealistic and real-time rendering, visual analytics, visualization of large data sets, processing of sensor data and the recognition of contained patterns and structures, media analysis and retrieval, socio-technical systems, mobile and ubiquitous technologies, people-centered design and evaluation, also embedding ethics and responsible research and innovation.

Furthermore, the research focus deals with interaction in these environments, where the emphasis is on designing ‘technologies for people’ and using innovative, multimodal interfaces and assistive technologies, which combine computer-based intelligence with cyber-physical settings. Central to VC+HCT’s innovative approach to digital technology is the multi-disciplinary combination of technical expertise with creative design and a people-oriented perspective.

The Institute of Visual Computing and Human-Centered Technology is the nexus of the faculty’s research focus of Visual Computing and Human-Centered Technology.