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
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

Renata Georgia Raidou
Renata Georgia Raidou R. Raidou

Assistant Professor
Asst.Prof. Dr.

Manuela Waldner
Manuela Waldner M. Waldner

Assistant Professor
Asst.Prof. Dr. / MSc

Michael Wimmer
Michael Wimmer M. Wimmer

Full Professor
Univ.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

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.

Bernhard Kerbl
Bernhard Kerbl B. Kerbl

PostDoc Researcher
DI Dr. / BSc

Manfred Klaffenböck
Manfred Klaffenböck M. Klaffenböck

PreDoc Researcher
BSc MSc

Lukas Lipp
Lukas Lipp L. Lipp

PreDoc Researcher
DI / BSc

Laura Rosalia Luidolt
Laura Rosalia Luidolt L. Luidolt

PreDoc Researcher
DI / BSc

Daniel Pahr
Daniel Pahr D. Pahr

PreDoc Researcher
DI / BSc

Iana Podkosova
Iana Podkosova I. Podkosova

PostDoc Researcher
Dr. / BSc 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

PostDoc Researcher
DI Dr. / BSc

Khrystyna Vasylevska
Khrystyna Vasylevska K. Vasylevska

PreDoc Researcher
BSc MSc

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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  • XRgonomics: Facilitating the Creation of Ergonomic 3D Interfaces / J. Belo, A. Feit, Anna Feit, T. Feuchtner, Tiare Feuchtner, K. Grønbæk / in: "CHI '21: Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems", issued by: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); ACM Digital Library, New York, NY, United States, 2021, 978-1-4503-8096-6/21/05, 1 - 11

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  • Eduard Gröller: IEEE VGTC Visualization Technical Achievement Award
    2019 / IEEE VGTC / USA / Website
  • 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 / Website
  • 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 / Website
  • 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

2018

  • Viktor Vad, Hungary / visual exploration of water trajectories
  • Stefan Bruckner, Norway / Visual navigation
  • Kai Lawoon, Germany / medizinische Visualisierung
  • Cagatay Turkay, UK / real time rendering
  • Helwig Hauser, Norway / real time rendering
  • Alexander Keller, Germany / Monte Carlo methods
  • Sarkis Halladijan, France / Visual Abstraction of Molecular Data
  • Arthur Olson, USA / Visualisation molecular biology - Prof. Olson is the pioneer of the molecular graphics discipline.
  • Miriah Meyer, USA / Nanotechnologie Visual Computing
  • Ladsilav Cmolic, Czech Republic / External labeling with simulated aneeling
  • Gael McGill, USA / Molecular modeling
  • Michael Gleicher, USA / visual computing, including data visualization, robotics, image and video processing tools
  • Karsten Schatz, Germany / Interaktive molekulare Visualisierung
  • Barbora Kozlikova, Slovakia / Biological processing
  • Alexandra Diehl, Germany / 3D Geovisualisierung
  • Patric Ljung, Sweden / System architectures for visualization and heterogeneous data
  • Lars Olav Tolo, Norway / Multi-GPU rendering with Vulkan API

2017

  • Henry Fuchs, Hungary / Gastprofessor
  • Rodrigo Rene Cura, Argentina
  • Claudio Delrieux, Argentina
  • Kwan-Liu Ma, USA
  • Alexandra Diehl, Germany / 3D Geovisualisierung
  • Mateu Sbert, Spain
  • Barbora Kozlikova, Czech Republic / visualization and alalysis of structural data
  • Michael Krone, Germany / molekulare Visualisierung
  • Daniel Sykora, Czech Republic / data-driven non photorealistic rendering

2016

  • Ladislav Cmolik, Czech Republic / Interactive Illustritive Visualization of 3D Models
  • Anders Ynnermann, Sweden / molecular visualization
  • Arthur Olson, USA
  • Kwan-Liu Ma, USA
  • Marc Streit, Austria
  • Paul Herghelegiu, Romania / Visualisierung von Biopsieplanungen
  • Stefan Bruckner, Norway / Visualization
  • Marcel Breeuwer, Netherlands / Biomedische Technologie
  • Balazs Csebfalvi, Hungary / effiziente Datenstrukturen für die punktbasierte Darstellung und Handhabung von Volumendaten
  • Sergej Stoppel, Norway / Visualization
  • Gergely Ferenc Racz, Hungary / Visualization
  • Bernhard Preim, Germany / med. Visualisierung
  • Leandro Pelorosso, Argentina / 3D Geovisualiserung
  • Renata Raidou, Netherlands / Uncertainty visualization for Digital Radiation Therapy
  • Jiri Chmelik, Czech Republic / 3D printing technologies
  • Michael Krone, Germany / visualization
  • Patrik Polatsek, Slovakia / Computer Vision Problems

2015

  • Jan Palecek, Czech Republic
  • Maria Lujan Ganuza, Argentina
  • Stefan Bruckner, Norway / visualization of biomedical data, ill. vis., volume rendering, visual data exploration
  • Timo Ropinski, Germany
  • Paul Herghelegiu, Romania
  • Balazs Csebfalvi, Hungary
  • Alexandra Diehl, Argentina
  • Francois Faure, France

2014

  • Javier Tovar, Spain
  • Shaojin Hu, China
  • Barbora Kozlikova, Czech Republic / Visualisation and analysis of structural biology date
  • Douglas Cedrim, Brazil
  • Bernhard Kainz, UK / Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Ladislav Cmolik, Czech Republic
  • Karol Myszkowski, Germany / Realistic Image Synthesis and Global Illumination High Dynamic Range Imaging Stereo 3D Perception Issues in Computer Graphics Applications
  • Stéphane Calderon, France / Point Morphology
  • Bart Postma, Netherlands / Realistic physically-based simulations and real-time computer graphics: a narrowing gap
  • Nigel John, UK / Advanced Medical Imaging and Visualization Unit
  • Anna Vilanova, Netherlands / Medical Visualization
  • Ladislav Cmolik, Czech Republic
  • Daniel Meister, Czech Republic
  • Balazs Csbefalvi, Hungary / punktbasierte Darstellung und Handhabung von Volumendaten
  • Paul Herghelegiu, Romania / Visualiseirung von Biopsieplanungen
  • Francois Faure, France / Computeranmiation
  • Holger Theisel, Germany / Simulation und Graphik
  • Cagatay Turkay, Turkey / Informationsvisualisierung
  • Brian Barsky, USA / perception, vision realistic rendering and vision correcting displays
  • Andrea Brambilla, Norway / Illustraive Flow Visualization
  • Nicholas Waldin, Switzerland / Illustrative Visualization
  • Viktor Vad, Finland / The ML-signal, as a pre-aliasing benchmark signal
  • Elham Mousavian, Iran
  • Asmund Birkeland, Norway / registration techniques for the medical ultrasound

2013

  • Stefan Bruckner, Norway
  • Barbora Kozlikova, Czech Republic
  • Jiri Sochor, Czech Republic
  • Mike Gleicher, USA
  • Alexandra Diehl, Argentina
  • Susanne Suter, Switzerland
  • Balazs Csebfalvi, Hungary
  • Francois Faure, France
  • Paul Herghelegiu, Romania
  • Jan Koenderink, Belgium
  • Alexandra LaCruz, Venezuela
  • Jarosz Wojciech, Switzerland

2012

  • Joaquim Jorge, Portugal / Multimedia Interfaces
  • Johannes Kopf, Germany / Microsoft Redmond, USA
  • Brian Barsky, USA / comp. photography and image processing
  • Bardia Sadri, Canada / Flow complex based curve reconstruction from 3D curve skteches
  • Ivan Viola, Norway / ill. rendering of physiological processes
  • Peter Wonka, Saudi Arabia / Echtzeitgraphik
  • Balazs Csebfalvi, Hungary / punktbasierte Darstellung von Volumendaten
  • Michael Wand, Germany / Computing and Structuring Shape Correspondences
  • Simona Caraiman, Romania / High performance computing
  • Paul Herghelegiu, Romania / med. Visualisierung
  • Alexandra Diehl, Argentina / 3D Geovisualisierung
  • Jaoquim Jorge, Portugal / Calligraphic and Multimodel User Interfaces
  • Anca Morar, Romania / med. Visualisierung
  • Ladislav Cmolik, Czech Republic / Interactive Illustrative Visualization of 3D Models

2011

  • Alexandra Diehl, Argentina / 3D Geovisualisierung
  • Niklas Röber, Germany / Intensivierung der Kontakte zum Deutschen Klimarechenzentrum
  • Hans Christian Hege, Germany / Kooperationsanbahnung mit dem ZIB
  • Adam Kucera, Czech Republic / real. Darstellung von animierten Bäumen
  • Alexandra Diehl, Argentina / 3D Geovisualisierung
  • Balazs Csebfalvi, Hungary / Entwicklung von eff. Datenstrukturen für die punktbasierte Darstellung und Handhabung von Volumendaten
  • Jacco Bikker, Netherlands / real time ray tracing and path tracing

2010

  • Robert Herzog, Germany / MPII Saarbrücken, Fachgebiet Echtzeitgraphik
  • Michael Guthe, Germany / Real Time rendering und Globale Beleuchtung auf der GPU
  • Jens Gottlieb, Germany
  • Moritz Gerl, Netherlands / nicht-photorealistisches Rendering und illustratives Rendering
  • Roy Van Pelt, Netherlands / Visualisierung hämodynamischer Prozesse in der Aorta
  • Ivan Viola, Norway / illustrative Visualisierung
  • Anton Kaplanyan, Germany / Real-Time Global Illumination
  • Francois Faure, France / Computeranimation
  • Bernhard Preim, Germany / med. Visualisierung
  • Petr Sikachev, Russian Federation / semantische Abbildungssysteme im Bereich wiss. Vis.

2009

  • Ondrej Hirjak, Slovakia / med. Visualisierung
  • Torsten Möller, Canada / Visualisierung
  • Marc Stamminger, Germany / Computergraphik
  • Peter Kohlmann, Germany / Fraunhofer MEVIS
  • Jean-Paul Balabanian, Norway / 3D sonar system for fish stock survey
  • Carsten Dachsbacher, Germany / real-time computer graphics
  • Balazs Csebfalvi, Hungary / punktbasierte Darstellung und Handhabung von Volumendaten
  • Maurice Termeer, Netherlands / medizinische Visualisierung
  • Roy Van Pelt, Netherlands / medizinische Visualisierung
  • Ralph Brecheisen, Netherlands / medizinische Visualisierung
  • Ivan Viola, Norway / illustrative Visualisierung und wissensunterstützte Visualisierung
  • Moritz Gerl, Netherlands / nicht-photorealistisches Rendering
  • Silvia Castro, Argentina / Visualisierung geologischer Daten
  • Oliver Bimber, Germany / visual computing, real-time rendering, computer vision
  • Timo Ropinski, Germany / medical volume visualisation
  • Jan Meseth, Germany / Vortrag (Materalien, Rendering, Visualisierungsdaten aus dem Engineering Umfeld)
  • Holly Rushmeier, USA / Rigorosum Weidlich und Vortrag am Institut
  • Oliver Deussen, Germany / Rigorosum Habel und Vortrag am Institut
  • Elmar Eisemann, Germany / Sichtbarkeitsberechnung
  • Roy van Pelt, Netherlands / Strömungsvisualisierung in Blutgefäßen
  • Ivan Viola, Norway / Prüfer Rigorosen Rautek und Kohlmann, Univ. of Bergen
  • Marcel Breeuwer, Netherlands / Rigorosum Termeer
  • Stefan Zachow, Germany / Analyse von Luftströmungen im Nasenbereich

2008

  • Jan Hovora, Czech Republic / Vegetationsgenerierung mit der Software LINDA
  • Helwig Hauser, Norway / Univ. of Bergen
  • Ronny Peikert, Switzerland / ETH Zürich
  • Jean-Paul Balabanian, Norway / Univ. of Bergen
  • Wolfgang Hamann, Canada / Koolhaus Games, Vancouver
  • Peter Wonka, USA / Echtzeitgraphik
  • Torsten Möller, Canada / wiss. Visualisierung und realistische Bildsynthese
  • Ralph Brecheisen, Netherlands / med. Visualisierung
  • Francois Faure, France / iMAGIS, INRIA-Rhones-Alpes
  • David Ebert, USA / med. Visualisierung und Visual Anaytics
  • Daniel Patel, Norway / Univ. of Bergen
  • Charl P. Botha, Netherlands / med. Visualisierung, Visualisation for Molecular Imaging

2007

  • Hendrik Lensch, Germany / Photorealistische Lichtausbreitung
  • Ivan Viola, Norway / Projekt Exvisation
  • Balazs Csebfalvi, Hungary / Visualization
  • Torsten Möller, Canada / Visualisierung und realistische Bildsynthese
  • Mario Costa Sousa, Canada / Illustrative Visualization
  • Yun Jang, Switzerland / Punkt-basierte Volumen-Graphik
  • Jean-Paul Balabanian, Norway / Novel 3D sonar system for fish stock survey
  • Laszlo Szirmay Kalos, Hungary / wiss. Visualisierung
  • Francois Faure, France / iMAGIS, INRIA-Rhones-Alpes
  • David Williams, UK / School of Informatics, London, UK
  • Marco Tarini, Italy / ISTI, Pisa
  • Robert S. Laramee, UK / Swansea University, UK
  • Ernesto Coto, Venezuela / med. Visualisierung
  • Jean Pierre Charalambos, Spain / Algorithmus "Coherent Hierarchical Culling"
  • Torsten Möller, Canada / Visualisierung und realistische Bildsynthese

2006

  • Philip Willis, UK / University of Bath
  • Klaus Müller, USA / Stony Brook University
  • Balazs Csebfalvi, Hungary / Budapest University of Technology
  • Leif Kobbelt, Germany / RWTH-Aachen
  • Francois Faure, France / iMAGIS, INRIA-Rhones-Alpes
  • Ropinski Timo, Germany / University of Münster
  • Laszlo Szirmay-Kalos, Hungary / Budapest University of Technology
  • Robert Kosara, USA / UNC, Department of Computer Science, Charlotte, USA

2005

  • Daniel Wagner, Austria / Design von Netzwerken, Optimierung.
  • Laszlo Neumann, Spain / wiss. Visualisierung und realistische Bildsynthese,Universitat de Girona
  • David Luebke, USA / Echtzeitgraphik, University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
  • Balazs Csebfalvi, Hungary / punktbasierte Darstellung und Handhabung von Volumendaten, Budapest University of Technology
  • Chuck Hansen, USA / wiss. Visualisierung, School of Computing, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Reinhard Klein, Germany / Mesh Generation, Simpliction und Multiresolution Modeling Univ. Tübingen
  • David Laidlaw, USA / Brown University Providence
  • Francois Faure, France / University Joseph Fourir, Grenoble, iMAGIS, INRIA-Rhones-Alpes Vorlesung "Computeranimation"
  • Timo Aila, Finland / Echtzeitgraphik, Helsinki University of Technology
  • Radek Oslejsek, Czech Republic / Echtzeitdarstellungen von Gebäuden und Pflanzen, Masaryk University Brno
  • Ernesto Coto, Venezuela / Visualisierung von Mammographie-Daten, Universidad Central de Venezuela
  • Matthias Teschner, Germany / Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg
  • Zsolt Toth, Slovakia / Rekonstruktion von Volumendaten

2004

  • Laszlo, Dr. Neumann, Spain / Universitat de Girona, Vorlesung "Beauty of Realistic Image Synthesis"
  • Marc, Dr. Uetz, Netherlands / Universiteit Maastricht, Niederlande
  • Balazs, Dr. Csebfalvi, Hungary / Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Aufenthalt vom 28.6.2004 bis 16.7.2004, 23.8.2004 bis 27.8.2004
  • Francois, Dr. Faure, France / University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, Vorlesung "Computeranimation"

 

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