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


2017

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Hermosilla, Pedro; Krone, Michael; Guallar, Victor; Vazquez, Pere-Pau; Vinacua, Àlvar; Ropinski, Timo
Interactive GPU-based Generation of Solvent Excluded Surfaces
The Visual Computer (Proceedings of Computer Graphics International 2017), 33(6-8):869-881
2017
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Kottravel, Sathish; Volpi, Riccard; Linares, Mathieu; Ropinski, Timo; Hotz, Ingrid
Visual Analysis of Stochastic Trajectory Ensembles in Organic Solar Cell Design
Informatics (SI Scalable Interactive Visualization), 4(3)
2017
127.
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van Onzenoodt, Christian; Kreiser, Julian; Heer, Dominique; Ropinski, Timo
Evaluating the Influence of Stereoscopy on Cluster Perception in Scatterplots
SIGRAD,
2017
126.
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Maisch, Sebastian; Ropinski, Timo
Spatial Adjacency Maps for Translucency Simulation under General Illumination
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics 2017), 36(2):443-453
2017
125.
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Hermosilla, Pedro; Estrada, Jorge; Guallar, Victor; Ropinski, Timo; Vinacua, Àlvar; Vazquez, Pere-Pau
Physics-based Visual Characterization of Molecular Interaction Forces
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 23(1):731-740
2017
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Kreiser, Julian; Hann, Alexander; Zizer, Eugen; Ropinski, Timo
Decision Graph Embedding for High-Resolution Manometry Diagnosis
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings of IEEE VIS 2017),
2017
accepted
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Heer, Jeffrey; Ropinski, Timo; van Wijk, Jack
Proceedings of the Eurographics Conference on Visualization
EuroVis
2017
122.
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Malzahn, Jan; Kozlikova, Barbora; Ropinski, Timo
Protein Tunnel Reprojection for Physico-Chemical Property Analysis
EG Visual Computing in Biology and Medicine
2017
121.
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Ropinski, Timo; Archambault, Daniel; Chen, Min; Maciejewski, Ross; Mueller, Klaus; Telea, Alexandru; Wattenberg, Martin
How do Recent Machine Learning Advances Impact the Data Visualization Research Agenda?
Panel at IEEE VIS 2017
2017

2016

120.
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Skanberg, Robin; Vazquez, Pere-Pau; Guallar, Victor; Ropinski, Timo
Real-Time Molecular Visualization Supporting Diffuse Interreflections and Ambient Occlusion
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 22(1):718-727
2016
119.
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Preim, Bernhard; Baer, Alexandra; Cunningham, Douglas; Isenberg, Tobias; Ropinski, Timo
A Survey of Perceptually Motivated 3D Visualization of Medical Image Data
Computer Graphics Forum, 35(3):501-525
2016
118.
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Maisch, Sebastian; Skanberg, Robin; Ropinski, Timo
A Comparative Study of Mipmapping Techniques for Interactive Volume Visualization
Journal of WSCG, 24(2):35-42
2016
ISSN: 1213-6972
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Bock, Alexander; Svensson, Asa; Kleiner, Alexander; Lundberg, Jonas; Ropinski, Timo
A Visualization-Based Analysis System for Urban Search & Rescue Mission Planning Support
Computer Graphics Forum,
2016
116.
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Jankowai, Jochen; Englund, Rickard; Ropinski, Timo; Hotz, Ingrid
Interactive 4D MRI Blood Flow Exploration and Analysis using Line Predicates
SIGRAD , page 35-42.
2016
115.
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Englund, Rickard; Ropinski, Timo
Evaluating the Perception of Semi-Transparent Structures in Direct Volume Rendering Techniques (Best Paper Award)
SIGGRAPH ASIA Symposium on Visualization , page A.9.
2016
114.
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Kreiser, Julian; Ropinski, Timo
Classifying Medical Projection Techniques based on Parameterization Attribute Preservation
EuroVis Workshop on Reproducibility, Verification, and Validation in Visualization (EuroRV3)
2016
113.
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Englund, Rickard; Kottravel, Sathish; Ropinski, Timo
A Crowdsourcing System for Integrated and Reproducible Evaluation in Scientific Visualization
IEEE Pacific Visualization , page 40-47.
2016

2015

112.
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Sundén, Erik; Kottravel, Sathish; Ropinski, Timo
Multimodal Volume Illumination
Computers & Graphics, 50:47-60
2015
111.
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Diaz, Jose; Ropinski, Timo; Navazo, Isabel; Gobbetti, Enrico; Vazquez, Pere-Pau
An Experimental Study on the Effects of Shading in 3D Perception of Volumetric Models
The Visual Computer, 33(1):47-61
2015
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Wiebel, Alexander; Isenberg, Tobias; Bruckner, Stefan; Ropinski, Timo
Direct Volume Interaction
Tutorial at Eurographics
2015
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Wiebel, Alexander; Isenberg, Tobias; Bruckner, Stefan; Ropinski, Timo
Direct Volume Interaction for Visual Data Analysis
Tutorial at IEEE VIS
2015
108.
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Sundén, Erik; Ropinski, Timo
Efficient Volume Illumination with Multiple Light Sources through Selective Light Updates
IEEE Pacific Visualization , page 901-910.
2015
107.
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Kottravel, Sathish; Falk, Martin; Sundén, Erik; Ropinski, Timo
Coverage-Based Opacity Estimation for Interactive Depth of Field in Molecular Visualization
IEEE Pacific Visualization , page 255-262.
2015
106.
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Felekidis, Dimitrios; Steneteg, Peter; Ropinski, Timo
Advanced Visualization Techniques for Laparoscopic Liver Surgery
SIGRAD , page 28-31.
2015
105.
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Bock, Alexander; Pembroke, Asher; Mays, M. Leila; Rastaetter, Lutz; Ynnerman, Anders; Ropinski, Timo
Visual Verification of Space Weather Ensemble Simulations
IEEE Scientific Visualization Conference , page 17-24.
2015
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Office Hours

During the semester:

Thursdays 15:00-16:30h.

Please register with Sigrid Duschek.