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Scientific Visualization and Computer Graphics (SVCG)


Our SVCG research group, within the Department of Computing Science, is a part of the Bernoulli Institute of Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (BI) of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

The group carries out research in the areas of scientific visualization, information visualization, software visualization, multiscale shape analysis, illustrative computer graphics, innovative interfaces using large displays, geometric modelling and vector graphics. We apply our research to fundamental and practical problems from the life sciences (functional brain imaging, bioinformatics), astronomy, as well as the CAD industry. The group participates in the research school Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience (BCN) and the Neuroimaging Center (NIC) of the University of Groningen and the University Medical Center Groningen.


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April, 2020 Our paper "Visual Exploration of Dynamic Multichannel EEG Coherence Networks" (C. Ji, J. J. van de Gronde, N. M. Maurits, J. B. T. M. Roerdink) has been recognized as one of the most read in Computer Graphics Forum (TOP DOWNLOAD PAPER 2018-2019). Congratulations all!
December, 2019 (Dr.) Pieter Barendrecht successfully defended his PhD thesis Splines for Engineers, supervised by Jiri Kosinka and Jos Roerdink. Congratulations!
November, 2019 Jun Zhou has joined our research group as a PhD student. Welcome!
June, 2019 Best paper award at GMP 2019 for our paper 'A bivariate C¹ subdivision scheme based on cubic half-box splines' (P.J. Barendrecht, M.A. Sabin and J. Kosinka).
April, 2019 Xiaokun Wang, from USTB China, was awarded a 10-months CSC visiting-researcher scholarship in our group. His application was supported as host investigators by Alexandru Telea and Jiri Kosinka. Congratulations!
April, 2019 Alexandru Telea held an invited workshop on data visualization at the 3rd Key Scientific Leaders on diabetes and obesity organized by Novo Nordisk in Brussels, Belgium.
April, 2019 Alexandru Telea will have a new appointment as of June 2019 as full professor in visual data analytics at the Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University. His new webpage, including contact details, is here.
March, 2019 Vacancy for a postdoc in machine learning and visual analytics for motion disorder classification, following a successful TOP-ZonMW grant acquisition. Contact: Alexandru Telea.
February, 2019 Best paper award at IVAPP 2019 for the paper "Visual Analytics of Multidimensional Projections for Constructing Classifier Decision Boundary Maps" (M. Espadoto, F. Rodrigues, A. Telea). Congratulations!
November, 2018 Alexandru Telea will hold a keynote lecture and invited course on data visualization at the Dept. of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden.
October, 2018 On Oct 5, Matthew van der Zwan successfully defended his PhD thesis on Visual Analytics of Multidimensional Time-dependent Trails. His supervisor was Alexandru Telea. Congratulations!
October, 2018 We welcome in this month several new PhD students to our group: Jieying Wang, Xingyu Chen, Xiaorui Zhai, Mateus Espadoto, Lucas Pagliosa, and Caio Rodrigues. Their supervisor at the RUG will be Alexandru Telea. Welcome all!
September, 2018 Our paper "Quantitative Comparison of Dynamic Treemaps for Software Evolution Visualization" (E. Vernier, J. Comba, A. Telea) has won the Distinguished Paper Award at IEEE VISSOFT 2018. Congratulations all!
September, 2018 Alexandru Telea will hold a keynote lecture at the Graph Drawing 2018 symposium in Barcelona (Sept 26-28, 2018).
June, 2018 Best paper award, third place at SPM 2018 for our paper A direct and local method for computing polynomial Pythagorean-normal patches with global G1 continuity.
July, 2018 Alexandru Telea will hold a keynote lecture on Visual Analytics Opening the Black Box of Machine Learning at the 3TU Summer School "Big Software on the Run" (July 1-6, 2018, Berg en Dal, NL).
June, 2018 Alexandru Telea was awarded the Best Reviewer Award by IEEE TVCG for 2017.
May, 2018 Alexandru Telea is holding a three-day course on Data Visualization at the IT Academy Noord Nederland. The course covers building information visualization applications with Tableau for IT professionals.
March, 2018 Alexandru Telea will hold a keynote presentation at ICT.OPEN 2018 (Amersfoort, March 19, 2018) on visual analytics for opening the black box of machine learning.
March, 2018 Alexandru Telea will hold a keynote lecture at the Data Science in the Boardroom workshop on March 15-16 organized by Venturn and the University of Groningen Business School.
February, 2018 Youngjoo Kim has joined the group as a PhD student in the framework of the DSSC COFUND doctoral programme. She will work on visual analytics for multidimensional astronomical data. She is supervised by Alexandru Telea, Jos Roerdink, and Scott Trager.

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