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


2006

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Steinicke, Frank; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
Collaborative Interaction Concepts for City Planning Tasks in Projection-Based Virtual Reality Systems
Proceedings of Virtual Reality International Conference, Laval, :113-122
2006
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Ropinski, Timo; Meyer-Spradow, Jennis; Steinicke, Frank; Hinrichs, Klaus
Design of a User-Oriented Application for the Exploration of Medical Datasets
e & i Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, 123(4):131-134
2006
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Ropinski, Timo; Steinicke, Frank; Hinrichs, Klaus
Visual Exploration of Seismic Volume Datasets
2006
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Meyer-Spradow, Jennis; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
Efficient Ray-casting of Bricked Volume Datasets
Publisher: Universität Münster. Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik,
2006
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Steinicke, Frank; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
Object Selection in Virtual Environments Using an Improved Virtual Pointer Metaphor
Computer Vision and Graphics
page 320-326.
Publisher: Springer Netherlands,
2006
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Ropinski, Timo; Steinicke, Frank; Hinrichs, Klaus
Visually Supporting Depth Perception in Angiography Imaging
Smart Graphics
page 93-104.
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
2006
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Ropinski, Timo; Steinicke, Frank; Hinrichs, Klaus
Reflecting on the Potential of VR for the Future of HCI
ACM CHI Workshop on What is the Next Generation of Human-Computer Interaction?
2006
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Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
Interactive Volume Visualization Techniques for Subsurface Data
Visual Information and Information Systems
page 121-131.
Publisher: Springer,
2006
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Ropinski, Timo; Steinicke, Frank; Bruder, Gerd; Hinrichs, Klaus
Simultaneously Viewing Monoscopic and Stereoscopic Content on Vertical-Interlaced Autostereoscopic Displays
ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Research posters , page 68.
ACM
2006
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Steinicke, Frank; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus; Bruder, Gerd
A Multiple View System for Modeling Building Entities
Coordinated and Multiple Views in Exploratory Visualization, 2006. Proceedings. International Conference on , page 69-78.
IEEE
2006
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Steinicke, Frank; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus; Mensmann, Jörg
Urban City Planning in Semi-Immersive Virtual Reality Systems.
GRAPP , page 192-199.
2006

2005

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Steinicke, Frank; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
Multimodal Interaction Metaphors for Manipulation of Distant Objects in Immersive Virtual Environments
2005
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Ropinski, Timo; Steinicke, Frank; Hinrichs, Klaus
Interactive Importance-Driven Visualization Techniques for Medical Volume Data
Proceedings of the 10th International Fall Workshop on Vision, Modeling, and Visualization (VMV05), :273-280
2005
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Steinicke, Frank; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
VR and Laser-Based Interaction in Virtual Environments Using a Dual-Purpose Interaction Metaphor
IEEE VR 2005 Workshop Proceedings on New Directions in 3D User Interfaces, :61-64
2005
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Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus H; Steinicke, Frank
A Solution for the Focus and Context Problem in Geo-Virtual Environments
Proceedings of the 4th ISPRS Workshop on Dynamic and Multi-dimensional GIS (DMGIS05), :144-149
2005
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Ropinski, Timo; Steinicke, Frank; Hinrichs, Klaus
An Efficient Approach for Emphasizing Regions of Interest in Ray-Casting based Volume Rendering
Publisher: September,
2005
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Steinicke, Frank; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, K; Mensmann, Jörg
A Tabletop Metaphor for Spatial Planning in Virtual Reality
Publisher: Universität Münster. Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik,
2005
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Steinicke, Frank; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
Co-located Interaction Concepts for Large Screen Displays
Publisher: Universität Münster. Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik,
2005
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Steinicke, Frank; Hinrichs, Klaus; Ropinski, Timo
Virtual Reflections and Virtual Shadows in Mixed Reality Environments
Human-Computer Interaction-INTERACT 2005
page 1018-1021.
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
2005
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Ropinski, Timo; Steinicke, Frank; Hinrichs, Klaus
Tentative Results in Focus-Based Medical Volume Visualization
Smart Graphics
page 218-221.
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
2005
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Steinicke, Frank; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
A Generic Virtual Reality Software System's Architecture and Application
Proceedings of the 2005 international conference on Augmented tele-existence , page 220-227.
ACM
2005
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Ropinski, Timo; Steinicke, Frank; Hinrichs, Klaus
A Constrained Road-Based VR Navigation Technique for Travelling in 3D City Models
Proceedings of the 2005 international conference on Augmented tele-existence , page 228-235.
ACM
2005

2004

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Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, Klaus
Real-Time Rendering of 3D Magic Lenses having arbitrary convex Shapes
2004
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Ropinski, Timo; Wachenfeld, Steffen; Hinrichs, Klaus
Virtual Reflections for Augmented Reality Environments
Int. Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, :311-318
2004
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Steinicke, Frank; Ropinski, Timo; Hinrichs, KH
Selektion von Objekten in virtuellen Umgebungen mit der Improved Virtual Pointer Metapher
Tagungsband zum 1. Workshop Virtuelle und Erweiterte Realität der GI-Fachgruppe VR/AR,
2004
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