I am a tenured Associate Professor at the Institute of Computer Graphics at Johannes Kepler University Linz where I lead the Visual Data Science group. I finished my PhD at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision at Graz University of Technology in early 2011 and moved to Linz later that year. In 2012 I was a visiting researcher at the Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI) at Harvard Medical School. As part of a Fulbright scholarship for research and lecturing I was a visiting professor at the Visual Computing Group at Harvard Paulson School in 2014. I am also teaching courses at the Imperial College Business School and Salzburg University of Applied Sciences.
My scientific areas of interest include visualization, visual analytics, and biological data visualization, where I am particularly interested in the integrated analysis of large heterogeneous data. Together with my team I develop novel visual analysis tools for cancer research, drug discovery, and other biomedical applications. I am leading research projects funded by FWF, FFG and industrial partners. Most of my research is embedded in the open-source project Caleydo, where I am one of the project leaders and founding-members. Since 2016 I am CEO of the JKU spin-off company datavisyn.
I won Best Paper Awards at InfoVis'13, BioVis’12, InfoVis’11, GI’10 and Honorable Mention Awards at EuroVis'16, CHI'14, InfoVis'14 and EuroVis’12. I am a co-author of the Nature Methods Points of View column. In 2013 I co-edited the Special Issue on Visual Analytics in the IEEE Computer journal. Additionally, I actively contribute to the scientific community by serving on the organizing and program committee of several scientific events as well as by acting as a reviewer for high-quality journals and conferences. I was program chair of the IEEE Visualization in Data Science symposium and papers and now general chair of BioVis, the Symposium on Biological Data Visualization.
For more information about my background and experience, please have a look at my CV.
|2016-06||Honorable Mention Award at EuroVis'16|
|2016-05||Join our team as a research assistant (PhD student)|
|2016-03||Three papers acceted at EuroVis|
|2016-01||IEEE TVCG paper on ThermalPlot|
|2015-04||Human Technology Interface 2015 Award granted by the State of Styria|
|2015-02||Outstanding Achievements in Teaching Award granted by the State of Upper Austria|
|2014-11||Honorable Mention Award at IEEE InfoVis'14|
|2014-08||Nature Methods paper on StratomeX|
|2014-07||Visiting Professor at Harvard University (until 2014-10)|
|2014-05||Three papers accepted at IEEE VIS|