Date: Tuesday, 25.11, 14:15–15:00Helwig Hauser

Speaker: Helwig Hauser, UiB

Title: Interactive visual analysis of rich scientific data

PDF version of abstract: here

The slides used in the talk can be found here


Modern scientific data, either from computational simulation or from advanced measurements, are increasingly often rich (in the sense of multi‐faceted, i.e., multi‐variate, multi‐dimensional, multi‐modal data, etc.). Interactive visual analysis (IVA), which integrates computational analysis methods with interactive visualization, enables an iterative dialogue between the user and the data. Thereby, both the unpaired perceptual and cognitive capabilities of the user are utilized as well as the steadily improving capabilities of modern computers. In this talk, we take a closer look at this interactive and iterative exploration and analysis approach and examine how a deeper understanding of data becomes possible. We do so out of an abstract perspective, while at the same time also considering a number of selected examples (from different application fields) which help to put the general considerations into a practical context.


Biographical Note:
Helwig Hauser graduated in 1995 from Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) in Austria. In 1998, he finished his PhD project on the visualization of complex dynamical systems. In 2003, he did his Habilitation at TU Wien, entitled ”Generalizing Focus+Context Visualization” – and in 2006 this work was awarded with the Heinz‐Zemanek Award (given every 2nd year for exceptional works in computer science and related fields). In 2013, H. Hauser received the Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine from Eurographics. One of his main activities, more recently, is to chair visualization conferences, including EuroVis 2011, PacificVis 2012, and IEEE InfoVis 2013 and 2014. H. Hauser is member of the EuroVis Steering Committee, the TopoInVis Steering Committee, and has served / is serving on the Editorial Boards of Computers & Graphics, Computer Graphics Forum, and IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. After first working for TU Wien as assistant (since 1994) and later as assistant professor, he changed to the new VRVis Research Center in 2000. There, he led the basic research group on interactive visualization (until 2003) before he became the scientific director of VRVis (until 2007). Since then, 2007, he is a full professor in visualization at the University of Bergen in Norway, where he built up a new research group on visualization since.