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 group

We 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

Presentation session on YouTube

Benedikt Mayer et al.: VEHICLE: Validation and Exploration of the Hierarchical Integration of Conflict Event Data

Presentation session on YouTube

Pepe Eulzer, Monique Meuschke et al: Visualizing Carotid Blood Flow Simulations for Stroke Prevention

Presentation session on YouTube

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.

IEEE VR Conference

We are happy that our first papers are accepted for the IEEE VR conference:

  • VR System for the Restoration of Broken Cultural Artifacts on the Example of a Funerary Monument
  • A VR/AR Environment for Multi-User Liver Anatomy Education
  • Collaborative VR for Liver Surgery Planning using Wearable Data Gloves: An Interactive Demonstration

PhD Thesis defended

Shiva Alemzadeh successfully defended her Phd thesis entitled „Visual Analytics of Epidemiological and Multi-Omics Data“. As a result of the current restrictions, the defense was held via video conference.


Lena Spitz was awarded with the Rudolf-Kruse-Price 2020. This award is given annually by the faculty to a student for the best student scholarly publication. Lena submitted her JCARS Paper: Combining Visual Analytics and Case-Based Reasoning for Rupture Risk Assessment of Intracranial Aneurysms, Lena Spitz, Uli Niemann, Oliver Beuing, Belal Neyazi, Erol Sandalcioglu, Bernhard Preim and Sylvia Saalfeld, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 15(9), p. 1525-1535, 2020. which is based on her bachelor thesis that was supervised by Sylvia Saalfeld and Bernhard Preim. Congratulations!