Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Timo Ropinski

Prof. Dr. Ropinski leitet die Forschungsgruppe Visual Computing an der Universität Ulm.  Zuvor hat er als Professor für Interaktive Visualisierung die Forschungsgruppe Visualisierung an der Universität Linköping, Schweden, geleitet. Prof. Dr. Ropinski hat 2004 an der Universität Münster im Bereich Informatik promoviert und sich 2009 ebenfalls dort habilitiert.

Forschungsschwerpunkte

Die Schwerpunkte der Forschungsgruppe Visual Computing liegen in den Bereichen Interaktive Visualisierung und Visual Analytics, wobei neue Erkenntnisse aus vorhandenen Daten abgeleitet werden. Dazu entwickeln und evaluieren wir Methoden für die visuelle Datenanalyse, um große und komplexe Daten begreifbar zu machen. Unsere Ergebnisse sind neue Algorithmen und interaktive Software. Wir wenden unsere Arbeiten unter anderem in der Medizin und den Naturwissenschaften (Astronomie, Biologie und Physik), aber auch in Bereichen wie Kulturerbe und Katastrophenschutz an. Unsere Lösungen werden neben Desktop-Systemen, ebenfalls für mobile Endgeräte, Head-Mounted Displays und unsere Powerwall konzipiert.

Lehre

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Wissenschaftliche Aktivitäten

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)

Akademische Selbstverwaltung

Ausgewählte Veröffentlichungen

2017

126.
S. Maisch and T. Ropinski, "Spatial Adjacency Maps for Translucency Simulation under General Illumination" , Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics 2017) , vol. 36 , no. 2 , pp. 443-453 , 2017. The Eurographics Association and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. , http://www.uni-ulm.de/?maisch2017translucency .
DOI: 10.1111/cgf.13139
http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2017/maisch2017translucency/eg17-translucency-fin.pdf
125.
P. Hermosilla, M. Krone, V. Guallar, P. Vazquez, Vinacua and T. Ropinski, "Interactive GPU-based Generation of Solvent Excluded Surfaces" , The Visual Computer (Proceedings of Computer Graphics International 2017) , vol. 33 , no. 6-8 , pp. 869-881 , 2017.
DOI: 10.1007/s00371-017-1397-2
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2017/hermosilla17ses.pdf
124.
J. Heer, T. Ropinski and J. van Wijk, "Proceedings of the Eurographics Conference on Visualization" in Computer Graphics Forum , 2017.
123.
P. Hermosilla, J. Estrada, V. Guallar, T. Ropinski, Vinacua and P. Vazquez, "Physics-based Visual Characterization of Molecular Interaction Forces" , IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics , vol. 23 , no. 1 , pp. 731-740 , 2017.
DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2016.2598825
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2017/hermosilla17physics.pdf
122.
T. Ropinski, D. Archambault, M. Chen, R. Maciejewski, K. Mueller, A. Telea and M. Wattenberg, How do Recent Machine Learning Advances Impact the Data Visualization Research Agenda? , 2017.
121.
C. van Onzenoodt, J. Kreiser, D. Heer and T. Ropinski, "Evaluating the Influence of Stereoscopy on Cluster Perception in Scatterplots" , SIGRAD , 2017.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2017/onzenoodt17scatterplot.pdf

2016

120.
J. Kreiser and T. Ropinski, "Classifying Medical Projection Techniques based on Parameterization Attribute Preservation" in EuroVis Workshop on Reproducibility, Verification, and Validation in Visualization (EuroRV3) , 2016.
DOI: http://doi.org/10.2312/eurorv3.20161110
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2016/kreiser16projection.pdf
119.
R. Skanberg, P. Vazquez, V. Guallar and T. Ropinski, "Real-Time Molecular Visualization Supporting Diffuse Interreflections and Ambient Occlusion" , IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics , vol. 22 , no. 1 , pp. 718-727 , 2016. https://www.uni-ulm.de/index.php?id=74628 .
DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2015.2467293
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2015/skanberg2016real/skanberg15molecularvis.pdf
118.
J. Jankowai, R. Englund, T. Ropinski and I. Hotz, "Interactive 4D MRI Blood Flow Exploration and Analysis using Line Predicates" in SIGRAD , 2016. pp. 35-42.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2016/jankowai16flow.pdf
117.
R. Englund and T. Ropinski, "Evaluating the Perception of Semi-Transparent Structures in Direct Volume Rendering Techniques (Best Paper Award)" in SIGGRAPH ASIA Symposium on Visualization , 2016. pp. A.9.
DOI: 10.1145/3002151.3002164
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2016/englund16transparency.pdf
116.
A. Bock, A. Svensson, A. Kleiner, J. Lundberg and T. Ropinski, "A Visualization-Based Analysis System for Urban Search & Rescue Mission Planning Support" , Computer Graphics Forum , 2016.
DOI: 10.1111/cgf.12869
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2016/bock15usar.pdf
115.
B. Preim, A. Baer, D. Cunningham, T. Isenberg and T. Ropinski, "A Survey of Perceptually Motivated 3D Visualization of Medical Image Data" , Computer Graphics Forum , vol. 35 , no. 3 , pp. 501-525 , 2016.
DOI: 10.1111/cgf.12927
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2016/preim16perception.pdf
114.
R. Englund, S. Kottravel and T. Ropinski, "A Crowdsourcing System for Integrated and Reproducible Evaluation in Scientific Visualization" in IEEE Pacific Visualization , 2016. pp. 40-47.
DOI: 10.1109/PACIFICVIS.2016.7465249
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2016/englund16crowdsourcing.pdf
113.
S. Maisch, R. Skanberg and T. Ropinski, "A Comparative Study of Mipmapping Techniques for Interactive Volume Visualization" , Journal of WSCG , vol. 24 , no. 2 , pp. 35-42 , 2016. Václav Skala - UNION Agency , http://www.uni-ulm.de/?maisch2016mipmaps .
http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2016/maisch2016mipmaps/wscg-mipmaps.pdf

2015

112.
E. Sundén and T. Ropinski, "Efficient Volume Illumination with Multiple Light Sources through Selective Light Updates" in IEEE Pacific Visualization , 2015. pp. 901-910.
DOI: 10.1109/PACIFICVIS.2015.7156382
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2015/sunden15volillum/sunden15volillum.pdf
111.
A. Bock, A. Pembroke, M. L. Mays, L. Rastaetter, A. Ynnerman and T. Ropinski, "Visual Verification of Space Weather Ensemble Simulations" in IEEE Scientific Visualization Conference , 2015. pp. 17-24.
DOI: 10.1109/SciVis.2015.7429487
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2015/bock15visualverification.pdf
110.
E. Sundén, S. Kottravel and T. Ropinski, "Multimodal Volume Illumination" , Computers & Graphics , vol. 50 , pp. 47-60 , 2015.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cag.2015.05.004
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2015/sunden15multimodal.pdf
109.
E. Sundén, P. Steneteg, S. Kottravel, D. Jonsson, R. Englund, M. Falk and T. Ropinski, "Inviwo - An Extensible, Multi-Purpose Visualization Framework" , 2015.
DOI: 10.1109/SciVis.2015.7429514
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2015/sunden15inviwo.pdf
108.
D. Felekidis, P. Steneteg and T. Ropinski, "Advanced Visualization Techniques for Laparoscopic Liver Surgery" in SIGRAD , 2015. pp. 28-31.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2015/felekidis15laparoscopic.pdf
107.
A. Wiebel, T. Isenberg, S. Bruckner and T. Ropinski, "Direct Volume Interaction for Visual Data Analysis" in Tutorial at IEEE VIS , 2015.
106.
S. Kottravel, M. Falk, E. Sundén and T. Ropinski, "Coverage-Based Opacity Estimation for Interactive Depth of Field in Molecular Visualization" in IEEE Pacific Visualization , 2015. pp. 255-262.
DOI: 10.1109/PACIFICVIS.2015.7156385
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2015/kottravel15dof.pdf
105.
J. Diaz, T. Ropinski, I. Navazo, E. Gobbetti and P. Vazquez, "An Experimental Study on the Effects of Shading in 3D Perception of Volumetric Models" , The Visual Computer , vol. 33 , no. 1 , pp. 47-61 , 2015.
DOI: 10.1007/s00371-015-1151-6
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2015/diaz15volperception.pdf
104.
A. Wiebel, T. Isenberg, S. Bruckner and T. Ropinski, "Direct Volume Interaction" in Tutorial at Eurographics , 2015.
DOI: 10.2312/egt.20151047

2014

103.
K. T. Nguyen, H. Gauffin, A. Ynnerman and T. Ropinski, "Quantitative Analysis of Knee Movement Patterns through Comparative Visualization" in Visualization in Medicine and Life Sciences III , 2014 .
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-24523-2_12
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2014/nguyen14kneemovement.pdf
102.
T. Etiene, D. Jonsson, T. Ropinski, C. Scheidegger, J. L. D. Comba, L. G. Nonato, R. M. Kirby, A. Ynnerman and C. T. Silva, "Verifying Volume Rendering using Discretization Error Analysis" , IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics , vol. 20 , no. 1 , pp. 140-154 , 2014.
DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2013.90
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2014/etiene14verification.pdf

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