The Value of Data Visualization in Modern Science and Engineering

Speaker:Hans-Christian Hege, Professor

Title: The Value of Data Visualization in Modern Science and Engineering

Date&Time:April 22th, 2015, 1000am---1100am

Location:Fu Rong Hall, Gian Guo Hotel

Abstract:Data visualization provides unique capabilities for data analysis. These are explained in the talk and illustrated by means of examples from recent research. Thereby I will cover various application fields, like fluid flow analysis, molecular sciences, cell biology, and computational medicine. Furthermore, I will try characterize Data Visualization as an academic discipline and outline the prerequisites for successful work in this field, i.e. the development of new visualization and interaction techniques, as well as their integration into future data analysis systems.

About the speaker:

Hans-Christian Hege is head of the Visual Data Analysis department at Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB). His research interests include visual computing as well as applications in life sciences, natural sciences and engineering. He co-founded Mental Images (1986) – now NVIDIA Advanced Rendering Center –, Indeed-Visual Concepts (1999) – now Visage Imaging –, and Lenné3D (2005). He (co-)chaired Eurographics Medical Prize Competition – EG MedPrize 2013, Visualization in Medicine and Life Sciences – VMLS 2013 and 2009, Eurographics/IEEE Symposium on Visualization – EuroVis 2009, IEEE/EG International Symposia on Volume Graphics – VG 2007 and 2008, Topology-Based Methods in Visualization – TopoInVis 2007, Visualization and Mathematics – VisMath 2002, 1997 and 1995, and the VideoMath Festival at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) 1998. He is a member of ACM, IEEE, Eurographics, GI, DPG and CURAC.