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.
Prof. Lars Linsen co-chaired this year's EuroVis workshop on TrustVis, held on June 3, 2019, in Porto, Portugal, with Dr. Robert Kosara (Tableau Software, USA), Kai Lawonn (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany), and Noeska Smits (University of Bergen, Norway).
Prof. Linsen was invited to give a talk within the colloquium of the SFB 716 on "Dynamic simulation of systems with large particle numbers" at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His talk was on "Comparative Visual Analysis of Particle Simulation Ensembles".
Simon Leistikow, Karim Huesmann, Dr. Alexey Fofonov, and Prof. Lars Linsen from the VISIX research group filed the winning entry of the IEEE SciVis Contest 2018. The title of the winning entry is "Visualizing Deep Water Asteroid Impacts: Interactive Visual Analysis of Multi-run Spatio-temporal Simulations". It will be presented in a formal talk at the IEEE VIS 2018 conference held in Berlin on October 21-26.
Karim Huesmann, Dr. Dimitar Valkov, and Prof. Lars Linsen present a demo at the 6th ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (ACM SUI 2018) in Berlin, October 13-14, 2018, on "RealityAlert: Improving Users' Physical Safety in Immersive Virtual Environments"
Adrian Derstroff is joining VISIX as of September 2018 as a research and teaching associate. We welcome him in our research group.
Dr. Alexey Fofonov and Prof. Lars Linsen published a paper on "Projected Field Similarity for Comparative Visualization of Multi-run Multi-field Time-varying Spatial Data" in the journal Computer Graphics Forum.
Prof. Linsen has acquired a new 3-years DFG project LI 1530/21-2 on "Visual Analysis of Multi-run Multi-field Simulation Data", which is a continuation of the DFG project LI 1530/21-1. The position is to be filled and there will be a respective job ad being out soon.
Two papers of the VISIX group appear in the current volume of the Information journal. These are invited extended papers of two IVAPP 2018 papers. The papers are on "Upsampling for Improved Multidimensional Attribute Space Clustering of Multifield Data" by Dr. Vladimir Molchanov and Prof. Lars Linsen and on "A Top-Down Interactive Visual Analysis Approach for Physical Simulation Ensembles at Different Aggregation Levels" by Dr. Alexey Fofonov and Prof. Lars Linsen.