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

 

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)

  • Studiendekan Informatik, Medieninformatik und Softwareengineering, Universität Ulm
  • Prodekan Informatik, Universität Ulm
  • Stellvertretender Vorsitzender des Fachprüfungsausschuss Informatik, Medieninformatik und Software Engineering, Universität Ulm
  • Stellvertretender Vorsitzender des Fachprüfungsausschuss Cognitive Systems, Universität Ulm

Publications

2020

154.
A. Bäuerle, H. Neumann and T. Ropinski, "Classifier-Guided Visual Correction of Noisy Labels for Image Classification Tasks" , Computer Graphics Forum, 04 2020. Classifier-Guided Visual Correction of Noisy Labels for Image Classification Tasks.
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2020/baeuerle_classifier_guided_correction.pdf
153.
T. Ropinski, E. Gröller, K. Bühler, H. Childs, B. Kozlikova, M. Krone, P. Ljung, K. Matkovic, G. Reina, D. Pugmire, M. Waldner and T. Itoh, "The Moving Target of Visualization Software for an Increasingly Complex World" , Computer & Graphics, 2020. https://www.uni-ulm.de/index.php?id=101584.
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cag.2020.01.005
152.
C. van Onzenoodt, A. Huckauf and T. Ropinski, "On the perceptual Influence of Shape overlap on Data-Comparision using Scatterplots" , Computers & Graphics, 2020.
DOI:10.1016/j.cag.2020.05.028
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2020/van2020perceptual/van2020perceptual.pdf

2019

151.
M. Weber, A. Bäuerle, M. Schmidt, M. Neumann, M. Fähndrich, T. Ropinski and V. Schmidt, "Automatic identification of crossovers in cryo‐EM images of murine amyloid protein A fibrils with machine learning" , Journal of Microscopy, Dec. 2019. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
DOI:10.1111/jmi.12858
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2019/automatic_identification_of_crossovers_in_cryo-em_images_of_mourine_amyloid_protein_a_fibrils_with_machine_learning.pdf
150.
C. Baldauf, A. Bäuerle, T. Ropinski, V. Rasche and I. Vernikouskaya, "Convolutional neural network (CNN) applied to respiratory motion detection in fluoroscopic frames" , International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, vol. 14, pp. 14-15, May 2019.
DOI:10.1007/s11548-019-01969-3
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2019/CNN_applied_to_respiratory_motion_detection.pdf
149.
S. Besenthal, S. Maisch and T. Ropinski, "Multi-Resolution Rendering for Computationally Expensive Lighting Effects" in International Conferences in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision, May2019, pp. 8.
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2019/besenthal19multires.pdf
148.
J. Kreiser, P. Hermosilla and T. Ropinski, "Void Space Surfaces to Convey Depth in Vessel Visualizations" , IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2019. https://www.uni-ulm.de/?kreiser2019vss.
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2019/kreiser2019vss/kreiser19vss.pdf
147.
S. Hartwig and T. Ropinski, "Training Object Detectors on Synthetic Images Containing Reflecting Materials" , arXiv:1904.00824, 2019. https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.00824.
146.
P. Hermosilla, T. Ritschel and T. Ropinski, "Total Denoising: Unsupervised Learning of 3D Point Cloud Cleaning" , International Conference on Computer Vision 2019 (ICCV 2019), 2019. https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.07615.
145.
A. Bäuerle, C. van Onzenoodt and T. Ropinski, "Net2Vis: Transforming Deep Convolutional Networks into Publication-Ready Visualizations" , arXiv:1902.04394, 2019. https://arxiv.org/abs/1902.04394.
144.
D. Jonsson, P. Steneteg, E. Sundén, R. Englund, S. Kottravel, M. Falk, A. Ynnerman, I. Hotz and T. Ropinski, "Inviwo - A Visualization System with Usage Abstraction Levels" , IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, pp. 1-14, 2019. https://www.uni-ulm.de/index.php?id=98952.
DOI:10.1109/TVCG.2019.2920639
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2019/jonsson19inviwo.pdf
143.
P. Hermosilla, S. Maisch, T. Ritschel and T. Ropinski, "Deep-learning the Latent Space of Light Transport" , Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. EGSR 2019), 2019. https://www.uni-ulm.de/index.php?id=95849.
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2018/hermosilla2018-ginn.pdf

2018

142.
J. Kreiser, P. Hermosilla and T. Ropinski, "Void Space Surfaces to Convey Depth in Vessel Visualizations" , arXiv pre-print, 2018. https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.07729.
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2018/kreiser2018vss.pdf
141.
J. Kreiser, J. Freedman and T. Ropinski, "Visually Supporting Multiple Needle Placement in Irreversible Electroporation Interventions" , Computer Graphics Forum, 2018. http://www.uni-ulm.de/?kreiser2018ire.
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/cgf.13311
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2018/kreiser2018ire/kreiser18ire.pdf
140.
D. D. Rosich, P. Hermosilla, T. Ropinski, B. Kozlikova, Vinacua and P. Vazquez, "Visualization of Large Molecular Trajectories" , IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings of IEEE VIS 2018), 2018.
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2018/vazquez2018-largemol.pdf
139.
P. Henzler, V. Rasche, T. Ropinski and T. Ritschel, "Single-image Tomography: 3D Volumes from 2D Cranial X-Rays" , Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics 2018), 2018. https://www.uni-ulm.de/index.php?id=90379.
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2018/henzler18tomography_eg.pdf
138.
R. Englund and T. Ropinski, "Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of the Perception of Semi-Transparent Structures in Direct Volume Rendering" , Computer Graphics Forum, 2018.
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/cgf.13320
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2017/englund18transparency.pdf
137.
J. Heer, H. Leitte and T. Ropinski, "Proceedings of the Eurographics Conference on Visualization" in Computer Graphics Forum, 2018.
136.
P. Hermosilla, S. Maisch, P. Vazquez and T. Ropinski, "Improving Perception of Molecular Surface Visualizations by Incorporating Translucency Effects" , Proocedings of VCBM 2018, 2018.
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2018/hermosilla2018molsss.pdf
135.
P. Hermosilla, T. Ritschel, P. Vazquez, Vinacua and T. Ropinski, "Monte Carlo Convolution for Learning on Non-Uniformly Sampled Point Clouds" , ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2018), vol. 37, no. 6, 2018. https://www.uni-ulm.de/index.php?id=94561.
DOI:10.1145/3272127.3275110
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2018/hermosilla2018montecarlo.pdf
134.
P. Hermosilla, S. Maisch, T. Ritschel and T. Ropinski, "Deep-learning the Latent Space of Light Transport" , arxiv pre-print, 2018. https://www.uni-ulm.de/index.php?id=95849&L=0.
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2018/hermosilla2018-ginn.pdf
133.
J. Kreiser, A. Hann, E. Zizer and T. Ropinski, "Decision Graph Embedding for High-Resolution Manometry Diagnosis" , IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings of IEEE VIS 2017), 2018. https://www.uni-ulm.de/?kreiser2018manometry.
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1109/TVCG.2017.2744299
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2018/kreiser2018manometry/kreiser18manometry.pdf
132.
J. Kreiser, M. Meuschke, G. Mistelbauer, B. Preim and T. Ropinski, "A Survey of Flattening-Based Medical Visualization Techniques" , Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of EuroVis 2018), 2018. https://www.uni-ulm.de/?kreiser2018medproj.
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/cgf.13445
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2018/kreiser2018medproj/kreiser18medproj.pdf
131.
S. Bruckner, T. Isenberg, T. Ropinski and A. Wiebel, "A Model of Spatial Directness in Interactive Visualization" , IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 2018.
130.
P. Hermosilla, P. Vazquez, Vinacua and T. Ropinski, "A General Illumination Model for Molecular Visualization" , Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of EuroVis 2018), 2018.
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2018/hermosilla18molvis.pdf

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