Two research prices for members of our group

Monique Meuschke will be distinguished with the research price of the Faculty for Computer Science for her overall scientific achievements, comprising 47 papers since 2014 and including 4 papers as first author for the IEEE TVCG journal.

Anna Kleinau receives the Rudolf-Kruse price, the price for the best student research in 2022 for her major contribution to the paper

“Is there a Tornado in Alex’s Blood Flow? A Case Study for Narrative Medical Visualization” published at this years’ VCBM woirkshop in Vienna (Link:

PhD Thesis defended

After only three years, Annika Niemann successfully defended her Phd thesis on “Multimodal Analysis of Intracranial Aneurysm Walls”. Annika made several contributions to the analysis of histology images, to characterize and classify aneurysmal wall tissue, and geometric deep learning tailored to 3D surface models. Her work was part of the DFG funded project “GEPARD – GEfäßwandsimulation und Visualisierung zur Patientenspezifischen Blutflussvorhersage für die intrakranielle AneuRysma-MoDellierung” lead by PD Sylvia Saalfeld and PD Philipp Berg.

PhD Thesis defended

On the 3rd of June, Sebastian Wagner successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis on “Virtual Reality for the Assessment of Unilateral Spatial Neglect and the Therapy of Acrophobia”. Afterwards, at the Otto-von-Guericke monument, we were able to celebrate with him and revive the institute’s time-honored traditions.

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:


The Vis. group contributes with four papers to this year’s VCBM workshop (Link:

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”

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.