Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Timo Ropinski

Prof. Ropinski heads the Visual Computing Group at Ulm University. Before moving to Ulm, he was Professor in Interactive Visualization at Linköping University in Sweden where he was heading the Scientific Visualization Group. Prof. Ropinski has received his Ph.D. in computer science in 2004 from the University of Münster, where he has also completed his habilitation in 2009.

Research Interests

The focus of the Visual Computing Group is on interactive visualization and visual analytics, whereby new insights are derived from existing data. Therefore, we develop and evaluate visual data analysis methods to make big and complex data comprehensible. Our results are new algorithms and interactive software. We apply our work in medicine and the natural sciences (astronomy, biology and physics) as well as in areas such as cultural heritage and disaster management. Besides desktop systems, our solutions are designed for mobile devices, head-mounted displays and our Powerwall setup.

Teaching

In the current/upcoming semester I am offering the following courses:

We also continuously offer interesting topics for bachelor and master theses. Information about the procedure and examples for current topics can be found at our thesis topics site.

Scientific Activities

Chairing:

International Program Committees:

  • IEEE Scientific Visualization (SciVis)
  • IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis)
  • IEEE Pacific Visualization (PaVis)
  • Eurographics/VGTC Conference on Visualization (EuroVis)
  • Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine (VCBM)
  • Eurographics Conference (EG)
  • Computer Graphics International (CGI)
  • Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ)
  • Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP)
  • SIGRAD Conference on Interactive Visual Analytics
  • Spring Conference on Computer Graphics (SCCG)
  • Vision Modeling and Visualization (VMV)

University Administration (German)

Publications


2011

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Sundén, Erik; Ynnerman, Anders; Ropinski, Timo
Image Plane Sweep Volume Illumination
Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on, 17(12):2125-2134
2011
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Ropinski, Timo; Oeltze, Steffen; Preim, Bernhard
Survey of Glyph-Based Visualization Techniques for Spatial Multivariate Medical Data
Computers & Graphics, 35(2):392-401
2011
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Diepenbrock, Stefan; Praßni, Jörg-Stefan; Lindemann, Florian; Bothe, Hans-Werner; Ropinski, Timo
2010 IEEE Visualization Contest Winner: Interactive Planning for Brain Tumor Resections
IEEE computer graphics and applications, (5):6-13
2011
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Mensmann, Jörg; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
Slab-Based Raycasting: Exploiting GPU Computing for Volume Visualization
Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics. Theory and Applications
page 246-259.
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
2011
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Diepenbrock, Stefan; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
Context-Aware Volume Navigation
Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis), 2011 IEEE , page 11-18.
IEEE
2011

2010

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Prassni, J-S; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
Uncertainty-Aware Guided Volume Segmentation
Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on, 16(6):1358-1365
2010
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Ropinski, Timo; Doring, Christian; Rezk-Salama, Christof
Advanced Volume Illumination with Unconstrained Light Source Positioning
IEEE computer graphics and applications, (6):29-41
2010
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Praßni, Jörg-Stefan; Storm, Klaus; Ropinski, Timo; Tiemann, Klaus
Single Shot Quantification of Gas-Filled Microbubbles with Ultrasound
2010
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Praßni, J-S; Ropinski, Timo; Mensmann, Jörg; Hinrichs, Klaus
Shape-based Transfer Functions for Volume Visualization
Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis), 2010 IEEE , page 9-16.
IEEE
2010
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Mensmann, Jörg; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
An Advanced Volume Raycasting Technique Using GPU Stream Processing
Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, GRAPP 2010 , page 190-198.
2010
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Lindemann, Florian; Ropinski, Timo
Advanced Light Material Interaction for Direct Volume Rendering
VG'10 Proceedings of the 8th IEEE/EG international conference on Volume Graphics , page 101-108.
IEEE
2010
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Mensmann, Jörg; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
A GPU-Supported Lossless compression scheme for rendering time-varying volume data
VG'10 Proceedings of the 8th IEEE/EG international conference on Volume Graphics , page 109-116.
IEEE
2010
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Meß, Christian; Ropinski, Timo
Efficient Acquisition and Clustering of Local Histograms for Representing Voxel Neighborhoods
VG'10 Proceedings of the 8th IEEE/EG international conference on Volume Graphics , page 117--124.
2010
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Liu, Bingchen; Wuensche, Burkhard; Ropinski, Timo
Visualization by Example - A Constructive Visual Component-based Interface for Direct Volume Rendering
GRAPP 2010 , page 254-259.
2010
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Meyer-Spradow, Jennis; Ropinski, Timo; Mensmann, Jörg; Hinrichs, Klaus
Interactive Design and Debugging of GPU-based Volume Visualizations
GRAPP 2010 , page 239-245.
2010

2009

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Meyer-Spradow, Jennis; Ropinski, Timo; Mensmann, Jörg; Hinrichs, Klaus
Voreen: A Rapid-Prototyping Environment for Ray-Casting-Based Volume Visualizations
Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE, 29(6):6-13
2009
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Ropinski, Timo; Hermann, Sven; Reich, Rainer; Schafers, Michael; Hinrichs, Klaus
Multimodal Vessel Visualization of Mouse Aorta PET/CT Scans
Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on, 15(6):1515-1522
2009
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Hadwiger, Markus; Ljung, Patric; Salama, C; Ropinski, Timo
GPU-Based Volume Ray-Casting with Advanced Illumination
Eurographics Tutorials, :39-211
2009
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Mensmann, Jörg; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
An Evolution of the CUDA Architecture for Volume Rendering
Publisher: Universität Münster. Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik,
2009
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Meyer-Spradow, Jennis; Ropinski, Timo; Mensmann, Jörg; Hinrichs, Klaus
Rapid Prototyping of Volume Visualizations in Collaboration with Domain Experts
Publisher: Universität Münster. Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik,
2009
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Praßni, Jörg-Stefan; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
Efficient Boundary Detection and Transfer Function Generation in Direct Volume Rendering
14th International Fall Workshop on Vision, Modeling, and Visualization (VMV 2009), November 16-18, 2009, Braunschweig, Germany , page 285-294.
2009
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Ropinski, Timo; Viola, Ivan; Biermann, Martin; Hauser, Helwig; Hinrichs, Klaus
Multimodal visualization with interactive closeups
EGUK Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics , page 17-24.
2009
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Mensmann, Jörg; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
Slab-Based Raycasting: Efficient Volume Rendering with CUDA
HPG 2009 High Performance Graphics
2009
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Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus; Kasten, Jens
GPU-Based Volume Ray-Casting Supporting Specular Reflection and Refraction.
GRAPP , page 219-222.
2009

2008

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Ropinski, Timo; Meyer-Spradow, Jennis; Diepenbrock, Stefan; Mensmann, Jörg; Hinrichs, Klaus
Interactive Volume Rendering with Dynamic Ambient Occlusion and Color Bleeding
Computer Graphics Forum, 27(2):567-576
2008
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