TU Wien Informatics

Michael Wimmer

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Research Focus

Research Areas

  • Computer Graphics, Procedural Modeling, Real-Time Rendering, Computer Games
Michael Wimmer

About

Michael Wimmer is currently an Associate Professor at the Institute of Visual Computing and Human-Centered Technology at TU Wien, where he heads the Rendering and Modeling Group. His academic career started with his M.Sc. in 1997 at TU Wien, where he also obtained his Ph.D. in 2001.

His research interests are real-time rendering, computer games, real-time visualization of urban environments, point-based rendering, reconstruction of urban models, procedural modeling, shape modeling and computational design.

He has coauthored over 145 papers in these fields. He also coauthored the book Real-Time Shadows. He regularly serves on program committees of the important conferences in the field, including ACM SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia, Eurographics, IEEE VR, Eurographics Symposium on Rendering, ACM I3D, SGP, SMI, HPG, etc. He is currently associate editor of IEEE TVCG, CGF, and Computers & Graphics. He was papers co-chair of EGSR 2008, Pacific Graphics 2012, Eurographics 2015, Eurographics GCH 2018, and VMV 2019.

He is also the director of the Center for Geometry and Computational Design (GCD, gcd.tuwien.ac.at)

Roles

  • Associate Professor
    Computer Graphics, E193-02
  • Curriculum Coordinator
    Master Visual Computing
  • Faculty Council
    Vice Chair
  • Curriculum Commission for Informatics
    Principal Member
  • Curriculum Commission for Business Informatics
    Principal Member

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2009

  • IT in Computerspielen: Ausbildung und Forschung / M. Wimmer / Talk: Veranstaltungsreihe "Was IT alles kann ", Wien (invited); 2009-11-05
  • Advances in Real-Time Rendering / M. Wimmer / Talk: 7th Eurographics Italian Chapter Conference 2009, Verona, Italien (invited); 2009-10-22 - 2009-10-23
  • Adaptive Global Visibility Sampling / J. Bittner, O. Mattausch, P. Wonka, V. Havran, M. Wimmer / Talk: ACM Siggraph, New Orleans, USA; 2009-08-03 - 2009-08-07
  • Parallel Generation of L-Systems / M. Lipp, P. Wonka, M. Wimmer / Poster: High- Performance Graphics, New Orleans, LA, USA; 2009-08-01 - 2009-08-03
  • Advances in Real-Time Rendering / M. Wimmer / Talk: University of Erlangen Research Seminar, Erlangen, Deutschland (invited); 2009-07-27
  • Procedural Modeling of Urbanistic Scenes / M. Ilcik, M. Lipp, J. Scharl, M. Wimmer / Talk: Austrian-Russian Joint Seminar, VRVis, Vienna, Austria (invited); 2009-06-20
  • Advances in Real-Time Rendering / M. Wimmer / Talk: Spring Conference on Computer Graphics, Budmerice, Slowakei (invited); 2009-04-23 - 2009-04-25
  • Physically Guided Animation of Trees / R. Habel, A. Kusternig, M. Wimmer / Talk: Eurographics, München, Deutschland; 2009-03-30 - 2009-04-03
  • Visibility Computation in Computer Graphics / M. Wimmer / Talk: Computer Vision Winter Workshop 2009, CVWW2009, Eibiswald, Austria (invited); 2009-02-02 - 2009-02-04
  • Game-Engine-Friendly Occlusion Culling / J. Bittner, O. Mattausch, M. Wimmer / in: "SHADERX7: Advanced Rendering Techniques", W. Engel (ed.); Charles River Media, Inc., 2009, ISBN: 1-58450-598-2, 637 - 653
  • Adaptive Global Visibility Sampling / J. Bittner, O. Mattausch, P. Wonka, V. Havran, M. Wimmer / ACM Transactions on Graphics, 28 (2009), 3; 1 - 10
  • Physically Guided Animation of Trees / R. Habel, A. Kusternig, M. Wimmer / Computer Graphics Forum, 28 (2009), 2; 523 - 532
  • Casting Shadows in Real Time / E. Eisemann, U. Assarsson, M. Schwarz, M. Wimmer / Talk: ACM Siggraph Asia, Yokohama, Japan; 2009-12-16 - 2009-12-19; in: "SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 Course Notes", (2009), Paper ID 21, 148 pages
  • Real-Time Soft Shadows Using Temporal Coherence / D Scherzer, M. Schwärzler, O. Mattausch, M. Wimmer / Talk: International Symposium on Computer Vision -- ISVC, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; 2009-11-30 - 2009-12-02; in: "Advances in Visual Computing: 5th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC 2009)", (2009), ISBN: 978-3642103308
  • Parallel Generation of L-Systems / M. Lipp, P. Wonka, M. Wimmer / Talk: Vision Modeling and Visualization, Braunschweig, Deutschland; 2009-01-16 - 2009-01-18; in: "Vision, Modeling, and Visualization Workshop 2009 (VMV)", M Magnor, B. Rosenhahn, H. Theisel (ed.); (2009), ISBN: 978-3980487481; 205 - 214
  • Interactive Domitilla Catacomb Exploration / C. Scheiblauer, N. Zimmermann, M. Wimmer / Talk: IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST), Malta; 2009-09-22 - 2009-09-25; in: "10th VAST International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (VAST09)", (2009), ISBN: 978-3-905674-18-7; 65 - 72
  • Efficient and Practical Audio-Visual Rendering for Games using Crossmodal Perception / D. Grelaud, N. Bonneel, M. Wimmer, M. Asselot, G. Drettakis / Talk: ACM Siggraph Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics, Boston, Massachusetts; 2009-02-27 - 2009-03-01; in: "Proceedings of the ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games 2009", (2009), ISBN: 978-1-60558-429-4; 177 - 182

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  • Gametools: Advanced Rendering Effects for Next-Gen Engines / M. Wimmer / Talk: Games Convention Developers Conference, Leipzig, Deutschland (invited); 2007-08-20 - 2007-08-22
  • Displacement Mapped Billboard Clouds / St. Mantler, St Jeschke, M. Wimmer / Poster: Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games, Seattle; 2007-04-30 - 2007-05-02
  • Unpopping: Solving the Image-Space Blend Problem for Smooth Discrete LOD Transitions / M. Giegl, M. Wimmer / Computer Graphics Forum, 26 (2007), 1; 46 - 49
  • Real-Time Rendering / Habilitation Thesis by M. Wimmer / Technische Universität Wien/ Fakultät für Informatik, 2007
  • Instant Animated Grass / R. Habel, M. Wimmer, St Jeschke / Talk: WSCG: International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision, Plzen; 2007-01-29 - 2007-02-01; in: "Journal of WSCG 2007", V. Skala (ed.); 15 (2007), ISBN: 9788086943008; Paper ID G67, 6 pages
  • Optimized HLOD Refinement Driven by Hardware Occlusion Queries / J P Charalambos, J. Bittner, M. Wimmer, E. Romero / Talk: International Symposium on Computer Vision -- ISVC, Lake Tahoe, Nevada/California; 2007-11-26 - 2007-11-28; in: "Advances in Visual Computing, Third International Symposium, ISVC 2007", (2007), ISBN: 978-3-540-76855-5; 106 - 117
  • Queried Virtual Shadow Maps / M. Giegl, M. Wimmer / Talk: Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games, Seattle; 2007-04-30 - 2007-05-02; in: "Proceedings of the 2007 Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games", (2007), ISBN: 978-1-59593-628-8
  • Pixel-Correct Shadow Maps with Temporal Reprojection and Shadow Test Confidence / D Scherzer, St Jeschke, M. Wimmer / Talk: Eurographics Symposium on Rendering, Grenoble, Frankreich; 2007-06-25 - 2007-06-27; in: "Rendering Techniques 2007", J. Kautz, S. Pattanaik (ed.); (2007), ISBN: 9783905673524; 45 - 50
  • Interactive Smooth and Curved Shell Mapping / St Jeschke, St. Mantler, M. Wimmer / Talk: Eurographics Symposium on Rendering, Grenoble, Frankreich; 2007-06-25 - 2007-06-27; in: "Rendering Techniques 2007", J. Kautz, S. Pattanaik (ed.); (2007), ISBN: 9783905673524; 351 - 360
  • Physically Based Real-Time Translucency for Leaves / R. Habel, A. Kusternig, M. Wimmer / Talk: Eurographics Symposium on Rendering, Grenoble, Frankreich; 2007-06-25 - 2007-06-27; in: "Rendering Techniques 2007", J. Kautz, S. Pattanaik (ed.); (2007), ISBN: 9783905673524; 253 - 263
  • Optimized Subdivisions for Preprocessed Visibility / O. Mattausch, J. Bittner, P. Wonka, M. Wimmer / Talk: Graphics Interface, Montreal, Kanada; 2007-05-28 - 2007-05-30; in: "Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2007", Ch. Healey, E. Lank (ed.); (2007), ISBN: 978-1-56881-337-0
  • Fitted Virtual Shadow Maps / M. Giegl, M. Wimmer / Talk: Graphics Interface, Montreal, Kanada; 2007-05-28 - 2007-05-30; in: "Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2007", Ch. Healey, E. Lank (ed.); (2007), ISBN: 978-1-56881-337-0

2006

  • Do We Need Accurate Reconstruction? / M. Wimmer / Talk: International Conference on "Cultural Heritage and New Technologies", Rathaus Wien; 2006-10-18 - 2006-10-20
  • Practical Shadow Mapping / M. Wimmer / Talk: Games Convention Developers Conference, Leipzig, Deutschland (invited); 2006-08-21 - 2006-08-23
  • Guided Visibility Sampling / P. Wonka, M. Wimmer, K. Zhou, S. Maierhofer, G. Hesina, A. Reshetov / Talk: ACM Siggraph, Boston, USA; 2006-07-30 - 2006-08-04
  • Sampling in Visibility / M. Wimmer / Talk: Ayia Napa Summer Seminar on Recent Results in Rendering and Modeling in Computer Graphics, Aiya Napa, Cyprus (invited); 2006-06-29 - 2006-06-30
  • Grafische Datenverarbeitung / W. Purgathofer, M. Wimmer, A Wilkie / in: "Informatik Handbuch", P. Rechenberg, G. Pomberger (ed.); Carl Hanser Verlag, 2006, ISBN: 3-446-40185-7, 857 - 904
  • Robust Shadow Mapping with Light Space Perspective Shadow Maps / M. Wimmer, D Scherzer / in: "Shader X4 - Advanced Rendering Techniques", W. Engel (ed.); Charles River Media, Inc., 2006, ISBN: 1-58450-425-0, 313 - 330
  • CESCG 2000-2005 / M. Wimmer, A. Ferko, L. Szirmay-Kalos, H. Hauser / Austrian Computer Society, 2006, ISBN: 3854032048; 279 pages
  • Guided Visibility Sampling / P. Wonka, M. Wimmer, K. Zhou, S. Maierhofer, G. Hesina, A. Reshetov / ACM Transactions on Graphics, 25 (2006), 03; 494 - 502
  • Image Attributes and Quality for Evaluation of Tone Mapping Operators / M. Cadik, M. Wimmer, L. Neumann, A. Artusi / Poster: Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications, Taipe, Taiwan; 2006-10-11 - 2006-10-13; in: "Proceedings of Pacific Graphics 2006", (2006), 35 - 44
  • Instant Points / M. Wimmer, C. Scheiblauer / Talk: Symposium on Point-Based Graphics, Boston, USA; 2006-07-29 - 2006-07-30; in: "Symposium on Point-Based Graphics 2006", M. Botsch, B. Chen, M. Pauly, M. Zwicker (ed.); (2006), ISBN: 3905673320; 129 - 136
  • Adaptive Visibility-Driven View Cell Construction / O. Mattausch, J. Bittner, M. Wimmer / Talk: Eurographics Symposium on Rendering, Nicosia, Cyprus; 2006-06-26 - 2006-06-28; in: "Rendering Techniques 2006", T. Akenine-Möller, W. Heidrich (ed.); (2006), ISBN: 3905673355

2005

  • Hardware Occlusion Queries Made Useful / M. Wimmer, J. Bittner / in: "GPU Gems 2: Programming Techniques for High-Performance Graphics and General- Purpose Computation", M. Pharr, R. Fernando (ed.); Addison-Wesley, 2005, ISBN: 0321335597, 91 - 108
  • Fast Exact From-Region Visibility in Urban Scenes / J. Bittner, P. Wonka, M. Wimmer / Talk: Eurographics Symposium on Rendering, Konstanz, Germany; 2005-06-29 - 2005-07-01; in: "Rendering Techniques 2005", K. Bala, Ph. Dutré (ed.); Eurographics Association, (2005), ISBN: 3-905673-23-1; 223 - 230
  • Image-based Representations for Accelerated Rendering of Complex Scenes / St Jeschke, M. Wimmer, W. Purgathofer / Talk: Eurographics, Dublin, Irland; 2005-08-29 - 2005-09-02; in: "Eurographics 05 State of the Art Reports [STAR]", The Eurographics Association and The Image Synthesis Group, (2005), 1 - 20
  • Automatic Impostor Placement for Guaranteed Frame Rates and Low Memory Requirements / St Jeschke, M. Wimmer, H. Schumann, W. Purgathofer / Talk: Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games, Washington DC; 2005-04-03 - 2005-04-06; in: "Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH 2005 Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games", ACM Press, (2005), ISBN: 1-59593-013-2; 103 - 110

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  • Interactive Visualization of Flood and Heavy Rain Simulations / Best Paper Award at EuroVis 2019 / Portugal / 2019
  • Career / Fellow of the Eurographics Association / Switzerland / 2018
  • Associate Editor / Outstanding Service Award / USA / 2012
  • Differential Instant Radiosity for Mixed Reality / Best Paper Award at the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 2010 / Republic of Korea / 2010
  • Günther Enderle Award (for the Best Paper at the Eurographics 2001 Conference, 1000 CH) / Eurographics / UK / 2001

Soon, this page will include additional information such as reference projects, activities as journal reviewer and editor, memberships in councils and committees, and other research activities.

Until then, please visit Michael Wimmer’s research profile in TISS .