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


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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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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Office Hours

During the semester:

Thursdays 15:00-16:00h.

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