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

2014

101.
R. Englund and T. Ropinski, "Ultrasound Surface Extraction Using Radial Basis Functions" in Advances in Visual Computing , 2014 , pp. 163-172.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-14364-4_16
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2014/englund14ultrasound.pdf
100.
A. Bock, M. L. Mays, L. Rastaetter, A. Ynnerman and T. Ropinski, "VCMass: A Framework for Verification of Coronal Mass Ejection Ensemble Simulations (Best Poster Award)" , 2014.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2014/bock14vcmass.pdf
99.
S. Lindholm, M. Falk, E. Sundén, A. Bock, A. Ynnerman and T. Ropinski, "Hybrid Data Visualization Based on Depth Complexity Histogram Analysis" , Computer Graphics Forum , vol. 34 , no. 1 , pp. 74-85 , 2014.
DOI: 10.1111/cgf.12460
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2014/lindholm14depthcomplexity.pdf
98.
D. Jonsson, E. Sundén, A. Ynnerman and T. Ropinski, "A Survey of Volumetric Illumination Techniques for Interactive Volume Rendering" , Computer Graphics Forum , vol. 33 , no. 1 , pp. 27-51 , 2014.
DOI: 10.1111/cgf.12252
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2014/jonsson14volillumstar.pdf
97.
J. Parulek, D. Jonsson, T. Ropinski, S. Bruckner, A. Ynnerman and I. Viola, "Continuous Levels-of-Detail and Visual Abstraction for Seamless Molecular Visualization" , Computer Graphics Forum , vol. 33 , no. 6 , pp. 276--287 , 2014.
DOI: 10.1111/cgf.12349
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2014/parulek14seamless.pdf
96.
A. Bock, A. Kleiner, J. Lundberg and T. Ropinski, "An Interactive Visualization System for Urban Search & Rescue Mission Planning" in IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR) , 2014. pp. 1-7.
DOI: 10.1109/SSRR.2014.7017652
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2014/bock14usar.pdf

2013

95.
K. T. Nguyen and T. Ropinski, "Large-Scale Multiple Sequence Alignment Visualization through Gradient Vector Flow Analysis" in IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualization , 2013. pp. 9-16.
DOI: 10.1109/BioVis.2013.6664341
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2013/NYR13a.pdf
94.
A. Bock, N. Lang, G. Evangelista, R. Lehrke and T. Ropinski, "Guiding Deep Brain Stimulation Interventions by Fusing Multimodal Uncertainty Regions" in Visualization Symposium (PacificVis), 2013 IEEE Pacific , 2013. pp. 97-104.
DOI: 10.1109/PacificVis.2013.6596133
93.
J. Parulek, T. Ropinski and I. Viola, "Seamless Visual Abstraction of Molecular Surfaces" in Spring Conference on Computer Graphics , 2013. pp. 107-114.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2013/Parulek13Seamless.pdf
92.
K. T. Nguyen, T. Ropinski and J. Unger, "Feature Tracking in Time-Varying Volumetric Data through Scale Invariant Feature Transform" in SIGRAD , 2013. pp. 1-6.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2013/Feature_Tracking_in_Time_Varying_Volumetric_Data.pdf
91.
T. Ropinski, "Advanced Direct Volume Visualization" , Morgan Kaufmann , 2013 .
90.
N. Rostamzadeh, D. Jonsson and T. Ropinski, "A Comparison of Volumetric Illumination Methods by Considering their Underlying Mathematical Models" in SIGRAD , 2013.
89.
K. T. Nguyen, A. Ynnerman and T. Ropinski, "Analyzing and Reducing DTI Tracking Uncertainty by Combining Deterministic and Stochastic Approaches" in Advances in Visual Computing , Springer Berlin Heidelberg , 2013 , pp. 266-279.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-41914-0_27
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2013/NYR13.pdf

2012

88.
A. Bock, E. Sundén, B. Liu, B. Wunsche and T. Ropinski, "Coherency-based Curve Compression for High-order Finite Element Model Visualization" , Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on , vol. 18 , no. 12 , pp. 2315-2324 , 2012. IEEE .
DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2012.206
87.
K. Nguyen, A. Bock, A. Ynnerman and T. Ropinski, "Deriving and Visualizing Uncertainty in Kinetic PET Modeling" in Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine, 2012 , 2012. pp. 107-114.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2012/uncertaintyKinecticPET.pdf
86.
D. Jonsson, P. Ganestam, M. Doggett, A. Ynnerman and T. Ropinski, "Explicit Cache Management for Volume Ray-Casting on Parallel Architectures" , Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization , 2012. Eurographics .
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2012/marchingcaches_final.pdf
85.
S. Diepenbrock and T. Ropinski, "From Imprecise User Input to Precise Vessel Segmentations" in Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine (VCBM 2012), Norrköping, Sweden, September 27-28, 2012 , 2012. pp. 65-72.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2012/FULLTEXT01.pdf
84.
B. Liu, A. Bock, T. Ropinski, M. Nash, P. Nielsen and B. C. Wünsche, "GPU-Accelerated Direct Volume Rendering of Finite Element Data Sets" in Proceedings of the 27th Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand , 2012. pp. 109-114.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2012/gpu-accelerate.pdf
83.
D. Jonsson, J. Kronander, T. Ropinski and A. Ynnerman, "Historygrams: Enabling Interactive Global Illumination in Direct Volume Rendering Using Photon Mapping" , Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on , vol. 18 , no. 12 , pp. 2364-2371 , 2012. IEEE .
DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2012.232
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2012/photonmapping_publish.pdf
82.
Birkeland, V. Solteszova, D. Hönigmann, O. H. Gilja, S. Brekke, T. Ropinski and I. Viola, "The Ultrasound Visualization Pipeline - A Survey" , arXiv preprint arXiv:1206.3975 , 2012.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2012/EG2011-STAR-FULL.pdf
81.
T. Ropinski, S. Diepenbrock, S. Bruckner, K. Hinrichs and M. E. Gröller, "Unified Boundary-Aware Texturing for Interactive Volume Rendering" , IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics , vol. 18 , no. 11 , pp. 1942-1955 , 2012.
DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2011.285

2011

80.
E. Sundén, A. Ynnerman and T. Ropinski, "Image Plane Sweep Volume Illumination" , Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on , vol. 17 , no. 12 , pp. 2125-2134 , 2011. IEEE .
DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2011.211
79.
T. Ropinski, S. Oeltze and B. Preim, "Survey of Glyph-Based Visualization Techniques for Spatial Multivariate Medical Data" , Computers & Graphics , vol. 35 , no. 2 , pp. 392-401 , 2011. Elsevier .
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2011/1-s2.0-S0097849311000203-main.pdf
78.
J. Mensmann, T. Ropinski and K. Hinrichs, "Slab-Based Raycasting: Exploiting GPU Computing for Volume Visualization" in Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics. Theory and Applications , Springer Berlin Heidelberg , 2011 , pp. 246-259.
77.
S. Diepenbrock, T. Ropinski and K. Hinrichs, "Context-Aware Volume Navigation" in Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis), 2011 IEEE , 2011. pp. 11-18.
DOI: 10.1109/PACIFICVIS.2011.5742367
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/viscom/2011/volume_navigation.pdf

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