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


2008

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Steinicke, Frank; Bruder, Gerd; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
Moving Towards Generally Applicable Redirected Walking
Proceedings of the Virtual Reality International Conference (VRIC), :15-24
2008
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Ropinski, Timo; Kasten, Jens; Hinrichs, Klaus
Efficient Shadows for GPU-based Volume Raycasting
2008
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Meyer-Spradow, Jennis; Stegger, Lars; Doring, Christian; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
Glyph-Based SPECT Visualization for the Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease
Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on, 14(6):1499-1506
2008
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Mensmann, Jörg; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
Interactive Cutting Operations for Generating Anatomical Illustrations from Volumetric Data Sets
2008
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Ropinski, Timo; Meyer-Spradow, Jennis; Steinicke, Frank; Hinrichs, Klaus
Supporting Spatial Cognition in Vascular Visualization
User Centered Design for Medical Visualization, :114
2008
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Steinicke, Frank; Bruder, Gerd; Hinrichs, Klaus; Lopes, Marco; Ropinski, Timo
3D User Interfaces for Collaborative Work
Publisher: INTECH Open Access Publisher,
2008
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Meyer-Spradow, Jennis; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
Supporting Depth and Motion Perception in Medical Volume Data
Visualization in Medicine and Life Sciences
page 121-133.
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
2008
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Hadwiger, Markus; Ljung, Patric; Salama, Christof Rezk; Ropinski, Timo
Advanced Illumination Techniques for GPU Volume Raycasting
ACM Siggraph Asia 2008 Courses , page 1.
ACM
2008
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Ropinski, Timo; Praßni, J; Steinicke, Frank; Hinrichs, Klaus
Stroke-Based Transfer Function Design.
Volume Graphics , page 41-48.
2008
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Ropinski, Timo; Preim, Bernhard
Taxonomy and Usage Guidelines for Glyph-based Medical Visualization.
SimVis , page 121-138.
2008
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Mensmann, Jörg; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
Accelerating Volume Raycasting using Occlusion Frustums.
Volume Graphics , page 147-154.
2008
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Steinicke, Frank; Ropinski, Timo; Bruder, Gerd; Hinrichs, Klaus
The Holodeck Construction Manual.
SIGGRAPH Posters , page 97.
2008
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Ropinski, Timo; Petkov, Borislav; Fabritz, Larissa; Hinrichs, Klaus
Interactive Reconstruction and Visualization of Dynamic 3D Ultrasound Data Sets.
GRAPP , page 308-315.
2008
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Steinicke, Frank; Bruder, Gerd; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
Poster: Generic Redirected Walking & Dynamic Passive Haptics: Evaluation and Implications for Virtual Locomotion Interfaces
3D User Interfaces, 2008. 3DUI 2008. IEEE Symposium on , page 147-148.
IEEE
2008
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Steinice, Frank; Ropinski, Timo; Bruder, Gerd; Hinrichs, Klaus; Frenz, Harald; Lappe, Markus
A Universal Virtual Locomotion System: Supporting Generic Redirected Walking and Dynamic Passive Haptics within Legacy 3D Graphics Applications
Virtual Reality Conference, 2008. VR'08. IEEE , page 291-292.
IEEE
2008

2007

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Ropinski, Timo; Praßni, Jörg-Stefan; Roters, Jan; Hinrichs, Klaus
Internal Labels as Shape Cues for Medical Illustration.
VMV, 7:203-212
2007
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Ropinski, Timo; Meyer-Spradow, Jennis; Diepenbrock, Stefan; Mensmann, Jörg; Hinrichs, Klaus
Interactive Volume Rendering Supporting Global Illumination Phenomena
Publisher: Universität Münster. Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik,
2007
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Steinicke, Frank; Ropinski, Timo; Bruder, Gerd; Hinrichs, Klaus
Towards Applicable 3D User Interfaces for Everyday Working Environments
Human-Computer Interaction--INTERACT 2007
page 546-559.
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
2007
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Ropinski, Timo; Steinicke, Frank; Bruder, Gerd; Hinrichs, Klaus
Focus + Context Resolution Adaption for Autostereoscopic Displays
Smart Graphics
page 188-193.
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
2007
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Steinicke, Frank; Ropinski, Timo; Bruder, Gerd; Hinrichs, Klaus
3D Modeling and Design Supported via Interscopic Interaction Strategies
Human-Computer Interaction. HCI Applications and Services
page 1160-1169.
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
2007
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Stenicke, Frank; Ropinski, Timo; Bruder, Gerd; Hinrichs, Klaus
Interscopic User Interface Concepts for Fish Tank Virtual Reality Systems
Virtual Reality Conference, 2007. VR'07. IEEE , page 27-34.
IEEE
2007
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Ropinski, Timo; Specht, Michael; Meyer-Spradow, Jennis; Hinrichs, Klaus; Preim, Bernhard
Surface Glyphs for Visualizing Multimodal Volume Data.
VMV , page 3-12.
2007
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Ropinski, Timo; Steinicke, Frank; Meyer-Spradow, Jennis; Hinrichs, Klaus
Automatic Integration of Foliage into 3D City Models-Real-Time Tree Extraction and Rendering Based on Seasonal Large Scale Aerial Pictures.
GRAPP (GM/R) , page 299-304.
2007

2006

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Meyer-Spradow, Jennis; Ropinski, Timo; Vahrenhold, Jan; Hinrichs, KH
Illustrating Dynamics of Time-Varying Volume Datasets in Static Images
Proceedings of Vision, Modeling and Visualization, 2006:333-340
2006
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Steinicke, Frank; Hinrichs, Klaus; Ropinski, Timo
A Hybrid Decision Support System for 3D City Planning
International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 36(Part 2):103-108
2006
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