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


2019

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Besenthal, Simon; Maisch, Sebastian; Ropinski, Timo
Multi-Resolution Rendering for Computationally Expensive Lighting Effects
May 2019

2018

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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),
2018
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Kreiser, Julian; Freedman, Jacob; Ropinski, Timo
Visually Supporting Multiple Needle Placement in Irreversible Electroporation Interventions
Computer Graphics Forum,
2018
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Englund, Rickard; Ropinski, Timo
Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of the Perception of Semi-Transparent Structures in Direct Volume Rendering
Computer Graphics Forum,
2018
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Henzler, Philipp; Rasche, Volker; Ropinski, Timo; Ritschel, Tobias
Single-image Tomography: 3D Volumes from 2D Cranial X-Rays
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics 2018),
2018
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Kreiser, Julian; Meuschke, Monique; Mistelbauer, Gabriel; Preim, Bernhard; Ropinski, Timo
A Survey of Flattening-Based Medical Visualization Techniques
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of EuroVis 2018),
2018
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Hermosilla, Pedro; Vazquez, Pere-Pau; Vinacua, Àlvar; Ropinski, Timo
A General Illumination Model for Molecular Visualization
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of EuroVis 2018),
2018
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Rosich, David Duran; Hermosilla, Pedro; Ropinski, Timo; Kozlikova, Barbora; Vinacua, Àlvar; Vazquez, Pere-Pau
Visualization of Large Molecular Trajectories
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings of IEEE VIS 2018),
2018
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Hermosilla, Pedro; Maisch, Sebastian; Vazquez, Pere-Pau; Ropinski, Timo
Improving Perception of Molecular Surface Visualizations by Incorporating Translucency Effects
Proocedings of VCBM 2018,
2018
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Hermosilla, Pedro; Maisch, Sebastian; Ritschel, Tobias; Ropinski, Timo
Deep-learning the Latent Space of Light Transport
arxiv pre-print,
2018
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Kreiser, Julian; Hermosilla, Pedro; Ropinski, Timo
Void Space Surfaces to Convey Depth in Vessel Visualizations
arXiv pre-print,
2018
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Hermosilla, Pedro; Ritschel, Tobias; Vazquez, Pere-Pau; Vinacua, Àlvar; Ropinski, Timo
Monte Carlo Convolution for Learning on Non-Uniformly Sampled Point Clouds
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2018), 37(6)
2018
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Bruckner, Stefan; Isenberg, Tobias; Ropinski, Timo; Wiebel, Alexander
A Model of Spatial Directness in Interactive Visualization
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG),
2018
accepted
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Shaga Devan, Kavitha; Walther, Paul; von Einen, Jens; Ropinski, Timo; Kestler, Hans; Read, Clarissa
Detection of Herpesvirus Capsids in Transmission Electron Microscopy Images using Transfer Learning
Histochemistry and Cell Biology,
2018
accepted
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Heer, Jeffrey; Leitte, Heike; Ropinski, Timo
Proceedings of the Eurographics Conference on Visualization
Computer Graphics Forum
2018

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
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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
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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
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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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Heer, Jeffrey; Ropinski, Timo; van Wijk, Jack
Proceedings of the Eurographics Conference on Visualization
Computer Graphics Forum
2017
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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
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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

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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
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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
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Office Hours

During the semester:

Thursdays 15:00-16:00h.

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