VISualization & graphIX (VISIX)

Prof. Lars Linsen
© Lars Linsen

The VISualization & graphIX (VISIX) group led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lars Linsen is concerned with the development of interactive visual representations and analysis systems. Today, digital data are acquired with an increasing amount in all fields of science and technology. Visualization methods allow for the extraction of relevant information from these sets of data and to display this information in an effective and intuitive way for human beings. Interaction mechanisms are employed to filter and refine the displays within a visual analysis process. VISIX develops visualization approaches for application in  medicine, life sciences, physics, and geosciences, among others.


VISIX presenting 5 papers at VISIGRAPP 2018

The VISIX group is presenting 5 papers at the VISIGRAPP 2018 conference in Madeira, Portugal,  of which 4 papers are within the IVAPP 2018 track and 1 paper is within the GRAPP 2018 track. The IVAPP papers are on "SmoothIsoPoints: Making PDE-based Surface Extraction from Point-based Volume Data Fast" by Prof. Paul Rosenthal, Dr. Vladimir Molchanov, and Prof. Lars Linsen, on "MultiVisA: Visual Analysis of Multi-run Physical Simulation Data using Interactive Aggregated Plots" by Dr. Alexey Fofonov and Prof. Lars Linsen, on "Overcoming the Curse of Dimensionality When Clustering Multivariate Volume Data" by Dr. Vladimir Molchanov and Prof. Lars Linsen, and on "Data Aggregation and Distance Encoding for Interactive Large Multidimensional Data Visualization" by Desislava Decheva and Prof. Lars Linsen, while the GRAPP paper is on "Efficient Curvature-optimized G2-continuous Path Generation with Guaranteed Error Bound for 5-axis Machining" by Evgenia Selinger and Prof. Lars Linsen.

Prof. Linsen giving talk in AK Digital Humanities

Prof. Linsen was invited to give a presentation on "Visual Analtics for Digital Humanities" within the Arbeitskreis Digital Humanities of the WWU.

Invited Talk by Prof. Linsen at ICSEC 2017

Prof. Linsen is giving an invited talk on "Interactive Visual Analysis and Classification of Hyperspectral Imaging Data" at the ICSEC 2017 conference held in Doha, Qatar, from October 23 to October 24, 2017.

Paper Presentation at ACM SUI 2017

Dr. Dimitar Valkov and Steffen Flagge are presenting a paper on "Smooth Immersion: The Benefits of Making the Transition to Virtual Environments a Continuous Process" at the ACM SUI 2017 conference held in Brighton, UK, from October 16 to October 17, 2017. Dr. Valkov is also serving as a Session Chair. 

Paper Presentation at IEEE VIS 2017

José Matute is presenting a paper on "Skeleton-based Scagnostics" within the InfoVis track of the IEEE VIS 2017 conference held in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A, from October 1 to October 6. This is joint work with our collaborator Prof. Alex Telea from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and Prof. Lars Linsen.

Prof. Linsen Keynote Speaker at CGA 2017

Prof. Linsen has been invited to give a Keynote Speech at this years's conference on Computer Graphics and Animation (CGA 2017) to be held in Berlin, Germany, September 25-26, 2017. His presentation is on the "Visual Analysis of Spatio-temporal Simulation Ensembles".  Prof. Linsen has also been asked to serve as a Conference Chair for this venue.

Prof. Linsen Elected Vice-Chairman of Center for Digital Humanities

After having been elected to the Managing Board of the newly established Center for Digital Humanities at the WWU Münster, Prof. Linsen has now been elected by the Managing Board to serve as the Vice-Chairman of the center.

Prof. Linsen Session Chair and in Best Paper Committee at VCBM 2017

Prof. Linsen was appointed Session Chair and being part of the Best Paper Committee at the Eurographics Conference on Visual Computing in Biology and Medicine (VCBM 2017) held in Bremen, Germany, on September 7 and 8, 2017.

Prof. Linsen Elected in Managing Board of Center for Digital Humanities

Prof. Linsen was elected to be part of the Managing Board of the newly founded Center for Digital Humanities at the WWU Münster.

Inaugural Lecture by Prof. Linsen

Prof. Linsen is giving his Inaugural Lecture (Antrittsvorlesung) at the WWU on the topic of "Interactive Visual Analysis of Ensemble Data" on Wednesday,  July 12, at 3pm in the Lecture Hall M5 (Einsteinstr. 64).

Prof. Linsen at Alumnitag 2017

Prof. Linsen is giving a presentation at the Homecoming Day (Alumnitag 2017) of the WWU on the "Interpretation of Computer-generated Images".

Presentation on Uncertainty Visualization in Medicine at Summer School in Radiology

The VISIX group has an invited talk at the Summer School in Radiology "Von der Hand in den Mund" at Greifswald, Germany, within the Scientific Symposium. The invited talk on "Uncertainty in Medical Visualization" is given by José Matute.

VISIX at EuroVis 2017

The VISIX group has four poster presentations at this year's EuroVis 2017 conference held from June 12 to June 16 in Barcelona, Spain.

Prof. Linsen welcomed by Rektor at WWU

Prof. Linsen and other professors that have joined WWU Münster this semester have been welcomed by Rektor Prof. Wessels. More details.

Teaching in Summer 2017

In the current semester (Summer 2017), the VISIX group offers courses for undergraduate and graduate students including an introductory course to computer graphics, an advanced course in computer graphics on the topic of modeling, and a graduate seminar on visualization. For more details, visit our teaching website.

Job opportunity: PostDoc / PhD student

Researchers interested in joining VISIX as a postdoctoral fellow or as a PhD student shall contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lars Linsen for further information or immediately apply with the common application material (cv, diplomas, transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation).

Job opportunity: Student assistants

Students (at a Bachelor or Master level) interested in joining VISIX as a (paid) student assistant for conducting small research tasks in the field of data visualization and computer graphics shall contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lars Linsen for further information or immediately apply with the common application material (cv, diplomas, transcripts).

Chair of IVAPP 2017

This year, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lars Linsen co-chaired the 8th international conference on Information Visualization Theory and Application (IVAPP 2017) held in Porto, Portugal, from February 27 to March 1 together with his colleague Prof. Alexandru Telea from the University of Groningen, Netherlands.