Welcome to the Visualization Group at the University of Magdeburg
The group was established in March 2003 and is headed by Prof. Dr. Bernhard Preim.
The visualization group plays an active role in the bachelor and master programs of computational visualistics, visual computing, Medizintechnik, Medical Systems Engineering and Data and Knowledge Engineering.
We regularly offer lectures on Visualization, Visual Analytics, Human-Computer Interaction, Medical Visualization, Computer-Supported Diagnosis and Treatment and Visual Analytics in Healthcare. Our research is focussed on visualization and interaction techniques for medical education, diagnosis and therapy planning, rehabilitation and epidemiology.
- Narrative Visualization Paper Presentations
We have started a new video series to present papers from the rapidly evolving field of Narrative Visualization. You can find it here.
- New Journal Paper accepted
We are happy that our paper GUCCI – Guided Cardiac Cohort Investigation of Blood Flow Data was accepted at TVCG. The paper is about the visual analysis of cohort-based measured blood flow data in the aorta. GUCCI offers visual analytics techniques and novel visualization methods to guide the user through the comparison of predefined cohorts, such as healthy volunteers and patients with a pathologically altered aorta. The combination of overview and glyph-based depictions together with statistical cohort-specific information allows investigating differences and similarities of the time-dependent data. With the help of GUCCI Clinical experts were able to discover cohort-specific characteristics, which supports the derivation of standard values as well as the assessment of pathology-related severity and the need for treatment.
The supplementary video of the paper can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp__cPzpr9Y
- VisGroup @ Innovations en Anatomie
We contributed to the “Innovations en Anatomie” lectures of the French “Académie de Chirurgie” with a talk on “VR and AR in anatomy teaching: https://youtu.be/5n6lV5j6PBg?t=2997
The Vis. group contributes with four papers to this year’s VCBM workshop (Link: vcbm.org)
Benjamin Behrendt, David Pleuss-Engelhardt, Matthias Gutberlet and Bernhard Preim.
“2.5D Geometric Mapping of Aortic Blood Flow Datafor Cohort Visualization”
Vikram Apilla, Benjamin Behrendt, Kai Lawonn, Bernhard Preim, Monique Meuschke.
“Automatic Animations to Analyze Blood Flow Data”
Laura Garrison, Monique Meuschke, Jessica Fairman, Noeska N. Smit, Bernhard Preim, Stefan Bruckner.
“An Exploration of Practice and Preferences for the VisualCommunication of Biomedical Processes”
Kai Ostendorf, D. Mastrodicasa, Katja Bäumler, M. Codari, V. Turner, M. J. Willemink, D. Fleischmann, Bernhard Preim, Gabriel Mistelbauer.
“Shading Style Assessment for VesselWall and Lumen Visualization”
- 1st Place for the Dirk Bartz Price for Visual Computing in Medicine
- Reichart Prize Award 2021
We are pleased to announce that our colleague Monique Meuschke has been awarded the Reichart Prize 2021.
The Reichart Prize is awarded annually to excellent young researchers with an indisciplinary focus.
This year, Monique Meuschke was able to prevail against 20 other applicants with her research focus on cerebral aneurysms.
- New member of the VIS groupWe are happy that Sarah Mittenentzwei joined our team. She will be primarily working with Monique Meuschke and advance our research in visual analytics applied to medical data and narrative visualization.
We are happy that three submissions of our group were accepted at EuroVis this year:
Gabriel Mistelbauer et al.: Implicit Modeling of Patient-Specific Aortic Dissections with Elliptic Fourier Descriptors
Benedikt Mayer et al.: VEHICLE: Validation and Exploration of the Hierarchical Integration of Conflict Event Data
- Vis @ Bio+Med+Vis Spring School
We contributed to the first Bio+Med+Vis Spring School:
“Visualization of Vascular Structures”
“A Critical Analysis of the Evaluation Practice in Medical Visualization”
- Price at the Dirk Bartz competition (Eurographics Medical Price)A team lead by Dr. Benjamin Behrendt will be awarded a price at the Dirk Bartz competition, which will be presented at this year’s EuroVis conference. Their contribution describes an explorative system for the visualization of intracranial blood flow and is a joint project between the University of Magdeburg and the Linköping University in Sweden.