Services & Awards

Awards and Scholarships

2016 Honorable Mention Paper Award (top 3 of 183 submissions) at Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis'16)
2015 Human Technology Interface Award granted by the State of Styria
2015 Outstanding Achievements in Teaching Award granted by the State of Upper Austria
2015 Best Poster Award (of 81 submissions) at IEEE Information Visualization Conference (InfoVis'15)
2015 Honorable Mention Poster Award (top 4 of 81 submissions) at IEEE Information Visualization Conference (InfoVis'15)
2014 Fulbright Scholarship for Research and Lecturing at Harvard University
2014 Honorable Mention Paper Award (top 3 / 196 submissions) at IEEE Information Visualization Conference (InfoVis'14)
2014 Honorable Mention Paper Award (top 5% / 3200 submissions) at ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'14)
2013 Best Paper Award (of 152 submissions) at IEEE Information Visualization Conference (InfoVis'13)
2012 Best Paper Award (of 32 submissions) at IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis'12)
2012 3rd Best Paper Award (of 202 submissions) at Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis'12)
2011 Best Paper Award (of 172 submissions) at IEEE Information Visualization Conference (InfoVis'11)
2010 Best Student Paper Award at ACM Graphics Interface (GI'10)
2009 Scholarship for short time academic research and expert courses abroad (KUWI) granted by Graz University of Technology
2006 Award for excellent performance as a student (Leistungsstipendium) granted by the Faculty of Computer Science, Graz University of Technology
2006 Research grant for students (Förderstipendium) awarded by the Faculty of Computer Science, Graz University of Technology

Editorial and Committee Functions

2015 Guest Editor, BMC Bioinformatics, Special Issue on Highlights from the 5th Symposium on Biological Data Visualization
2013 Guest Editor, IEEE Computer, Special Issue on Visual Analytics
2017 Organizing Committee: General Chair, Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis)
2016 Organizing Committee: Paper Chair, IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis)
2016 Organizing Committee: Doctoral Colloquium, IEEE Conference on Information Visualization (InfoVis)
2015 - 2016 Organizing Committee: Meetups Chair, IEEE Conference on Information Visualization (InfoVis)
2015 Organizing Committee: Publication Chair, Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis)
2014 Organizing Committee: Poster Chair, IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis)
2012 - 2013 Organizing Committee: Website Chair, IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis)
2013 - 2015, 2017 Program Committee, IEEE Conference on Information Visualization (InfoVis)
2014 - 2016 Program Committee, Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis)
2014 - 2017 Program Committee, Eurographics Conference on Visualization Short Papers (EuroVis Short Papers)
2013 - 2015, 2017 Program Committee, EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA)
2014 - 2015 Program Committee, Conference on Cognitive Computing and Data-driven Business (i-KNOW)
2014 - 2015, 2017 Program Committee, Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP)
2012 - 2014 Program Committee, IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis)
2013 Program Committee, Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB)
2015, 2014, 2012 Program Committee, Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine (VCBM)
2010 - 2015 Program Committee, Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics (CESCG)
2010 - 2012 Program Committee, Conference on Information Visualisation (IV)
2012 - 2013 Program Committee, DATA 2012 ICETE, Special Session HCI-KDD in Computational Sciences
2016 Best Poster Committee, IEEE Conference on Information Visualization (InfoVis)
2015 External Thesis Reviewer, Bauhaus University Weimar
2014 Habilitation Committee, Johannes Kepler University Linz
2013 Best Poster Judge, IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis)

Reviewing

2016 European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant
2016 Transactions on Multimedia
2015 German Research Foundation (DFG)
2012 - 2017 IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG)
2010 - 2016 IEEE Conference on Information Visualization (InfoVis)
2010 - 2016 Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis)
2014 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)
2010 - 2012 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST)
2012 - 2013 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis)
2012 - 2014 IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis)
2014 BMC Bioinformatics
2014 Computer Graphics & Applications (CG&A)
2013, 2015 Eurographics Computer Graphics Forum (CGF)
2013 Elsevier Journal of Computers & Graphics (C&G)
2013 IEEE Computer
2013 - 2014 International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP)
2013 International Conference on Human Factors in Computing & Informatics (SouthCHI)
2009 - 2013 Bioinformatics Journal, Oxford University Press
2014, 2012 Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine (VCBM)
2012, 2009 Conference on Information Visualisation
2010 - 2014 Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics (CESCG)
2011 Sage Information Visualization Journal
2011 IEEE VisWeek Posters
2010 IEEE Virtual Reality Conference (VR)
2010 ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS)
2010 IEEE Visual Analytics (VAST) Challenge
2014, 2010 Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften)
2014 Austrian Computer Society (Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft)
2012 Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

Memberships in Professional Societies and Interest Groups

IEEE Computer Society
IEEE Technical Committee on Visualization and Graphics (VGTC)
Austrian Computer Society (Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft)