TU Wien Informatics

About

Our division focusses on three main topics: Rendering and Modeling, Virtual and Augmented Reality, and Visualization.

In Rendering, we research the synthesis of realistic or non-photorealistic images depicting 3D models or scenes by simulating or approximating the physics of light. In Modeling, we concentrate on methods and algorithms that facilitate the creation, representation, analysis and processing of 3D models. In particular, we work on advances in real-time rendering, computer games, real-time visualization of urban environments, point-based rendering, reconstruction of urban models, procedural modeling, shape modeling,

In Virtual and Augmented Reality, basic and application oriented research happens in a wide range of fields associated with VR/AR. AR, VR and Mixed Reality technologies in general are used in different industries - manufacturing, entertainment, medicine, research - for various applications such as training, education, visualization, therapy, rehabilitation, gaming or cultural heritage. We focus on walking in large scale Virtual Reality (“Holodeck”) and its applications, on haptic interaction as well as on Augmented Reality applications.

Visualization uses computer-supported, interactive, visual representations of (abstract) data to amplify cognition. It typically incorporates automatic and interactive data analysis and synthesis in decision making scenarios where the human expert is kept in the loop. We perform basic and applied research projects in all areas of visualization. Examples include biological data visualization, medical visualization, information visualization and visual analytics, perception in visualization, and visualization in the material sciences.

The research Unit Computer Graphics is part of the Institute of Visual Computing and Human-Centered Technology.

Wilhelm Barth
Wilhelm Barth W. Barth

Emerit. Professor
Em.O.Univ.Prof. Dr.

Christian Breiteneder
Christian Breiteneder C. Breiteneder

Retired Professor
Univ.Prof.i.R. DI Dr.

Eduard Gröller
Eduard Gröller E. Gröller

Head of Research Unit
Ao.Univ.Prof. DI Dr.

Hannes Kaufmann
Hannes Kaufmann H. Kaufmann

Full Professor
Univ.Prof. Mag. Dr.

Werner Purgathofer
Werner Purgathofer W. Purgathofer

Full Professor
Univ.Prof. Dr. DI

Manuela Waldner
Manuela Waldner M. Waldner

Assistant Professor
Dr. / MSc

Michael Wimmer
Michael Wimmer M. Wimmer

Associate Professor
Assoc.Prof. DI DI Dr.

Joao Afonso Cardoso
Joao Afonso Cardoso J. Cardoso

PreDoc Researcher
MSc

Adam Celarek
Adam Celarek A. Celarek

PreDoc Researcher
DI / BSc

Philipp Erler
Philipp Erler P. Erler

PreDoc Researcher
DI

Tiare Feuchtner
Tiare Feuchtner T. Feuchtner

PostDoc Researcher
MSc PhD

Christian Freude
Christian Freude C. Freude

PreDoc Researcher
DI / BSc

Lukas Gersthofer
Lukas Gersthofer L. Gersthofer

PreDoc Researcher
DI / BSc

Nicolas Grossmann
Nicolas Grossmann N. Grossmann

PreDoc Researcher
DI / BSc

David Hahn
David Hahn D. Hahn

PostDoc Researcher
PhD

Martin Ilcik
Martin Ilcik M. Ilcik

PreDoc Researcher
Mag.

Chao Jia
Chao Jia C. Jia

PreDoc Researcher
BSc MSc

Bernhard Kerbl
Bernhard Kerbl B. Kerbl

PostDoc Researcher
DI Dr. / BSc

Manfred Klaffenböck
Manfred Klaffenböck M. Klaffenböck

PreDoc Researcher
BSc MSc

David Kouril
David Kouril D. Kouril

PreDoc Researcher
Mag. / BSc

Lukas Lipp
Lukas Lipp L. Lipp

PreDoc Researcher
DI / BSc

Laura Rosalia Luidolt
Laura Rosalia Luidolt L. Luidolt

PreDoc Researcher
DI / BSc

Peter Mindek
Peter Mindek P. Mindek

PostDoc Researcher
Dr.

Stefan Pezzei
Stefan Pezzei S. Pezzei

PreDoc Researcher
DI / BSc

Iana Podkosova
Iana Podkosova I. Podkosova

PostDoc Researcher
Dr. / BSc MSc

Mohamed Radwan
Mohamed Radwan M. Radwan

PreDoc Researcher
MSc

Hiroyuki Sakai
Hiroyuki Sakai H. Sakai

PreDoc Researcher
DI / BSc

Christian Schönauer
Christian Schönauer C. Schönauer

PostDoc Researcher
DI Dr.

Markus Schütz
Markus Schütz M. Schütz

PreDoc Researcher
DI / BSc

Ivan Viola
Ivan Viola I. Viola

PostDoc Researcher
DI Dr.

Emanuel Vonach
Emanuel Vonach E. Vonach

PreDoc Researcher
DI Mag. / Bakk.

Hsiang-Yun Wu
Hsiang-Yun Wu H. Wu

PostDoc Researcher
PhD

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  • Michael Wimmer: Interactive Visualization of Flood and Heavy Rain Simulations
    2019 / Best Paper Award at EuroVis 2019 / Portugal
  • Michael Wimmer: Career
    2018 / Fellow of the Eurographics Association / Switzerland
  • Werner Purgathofer: Guest Professor
    2017 / Hebei University of Technology / China
  • Werner Purgathofer: Eurographics Gold Medal
    2017 / Eurographics Association / Switzerland
  • Hannes Kaufmann: Houska Price Finalist
    2015 / Houskapreis / Austria
  • Eduard Gröller: Eurographics 2015 Outstanding Technical Contributions Award
    2015 / Eurographics / Switzerland
  • Hannes Kaufmann: Winner of the INiTS Award (1st place) for "3D Building Reconstruction and Thermal Mapping in Fire Brigade Operations"
    2013 / INiTS-Award / Austria
  • Hannes Kaufmann: Winner of the Kardinal-Innitzer Förderpreis
    2013 / Kardinal-Innitzer-Preis / Austria
  • Michael Wimmer: Associate Editor
    2012 / Outstanding Service Award / USA
  • Michael Wimmer: Differential Instant Radiosity for Mixed Reality
    2010 / Best Paper Award at the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 2010 / Republic of Korea
  • Werner Purgathofer: Dr. honoris causa
    2010 / Technische Universität Iasi / Romania
  • Eduard Gröller: Fellow of the Eurographics Association
    2009 / Eurographics / Switzerland
  • Helwig Hauser: Best paper award (one out of three) at EuroVis 2007 (www.EuroVis.org)
    2007 / Sweden
  • Stefan Bruckner: Karl-Heinz-Höhne-Preis für Medizinische Visualisierung
    2006 / Germany
  • Helwig Hauser: Heinz Zemanek Preis (OCG, http://www.ocg.at/activities/preise/zemanekpreis/)
    2006 / Austria
  • Werner Purgathofer: Distinguished Career Award
    2006 / Eurographics Association / Switzerland
  • Helwig Hauser: Best paper award at SimVis 2005 (www.SimVis.org)
    2005 / Germany
  • Werner Purgathofer: Member of the European Academy of Sciences
    2003 / Mitgliedschaft
  • Michael Wimmer: Günther Enderle Award (for the Best Paper at the Eurographics 2001 Conference, 1000 CH)
    2001 / Eurographics / UK
  • Hannes Kaufmann: Research Grant by Vienna University of Technology (2000-2001)
    2000 / Austria
  • Hannes Kaufmann: Windhag Stipend
    1999 / Niederösterreichische Landesregierung / Austria
  • Werner Purgathofer: Fellow der Europäischen Computergraphik-Vereinigung Eurographics
    1997 / Eurographics Association / Switzerland
  • Eduard Gröller: Würdigungspreis des Bundesministers für Wissenschaft und Forschung
    1993 / Austria

Soon, this page will include additional information such as reference projects, conferences, events, and other research activities.

Until then, please visit Computer Graphics’ research profile in TISS .