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Current News

September, 2015 On the 1st of September 2015, Jiri Kosinka will join our group as tenure-track assistant professor in computer graphics, with an interest in shape modeling. Welcome!
June, 2015 On 30 June, Jasper van de Gronde successfully defended his PhD thesis on tensor analysis. His promotor is prof. Jos Roerdink. Congratulations!
June, 2015 Our group will organize EuroVis 2016, the most important European conference on data visualization, and second such conference worldwide. More information will be posted soon.
May, 2015 Our MSc student, Joost Koehoorn, obtained the GUF-100 prize of the best student at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in 2015. He will next compete for the RuG Excellence Award student prize on June 3, 2015. Congratulations and good luck for the final competition!
May, 2015 On 18 May, Jacek Kustra successfully defended his PhD thesis on 3D point-cloud skeletonization. His promotor is prof. Alexandru Telea. Congratulations!
November, 2014 On 28 Nov, prof. Alexandru Telea held an invited lecture at the Ngi-NGN Noord Academy on big data visual analytics and its applications in software engineering.
September, 2014 The second edition of the book Data Visualization: Principles and Practice (by Alexandru Telea) was released by CRC Press! Check out also the extensive online material available (exercises, code samples, scenarios, datasets, and projects).
June 18, 2014 Pan European Networks published an on-line profile for Horizon2020 projects about our group's work on Tensor Image Morphology.
March, 2014 On 4 March, prof. Alexandru Telea held an invited lecture at the Target seminar at the Univ. of Groningen. A live cast of the lecture is available here.
March, 2014 On 3 March, Bertjan Broeksema successfully defended his PhD thesis (director: prof. Alexandru Telea). Congratulations!
November, 2013 On 21 November, prof. Alexandru Telea will hold an invited lecture at the National Dutch Testing Day on Software Visual Analytics.
October 2013 Ozan Ersoy successfully defended his PhD thesis on October 25, 2013. Congratulations!
September 11, 2013 Pan European Networks published an on-line profile for Horizon2020 projects about our group's work on Visualisation in Digital Science.


September 2013 The first working conference on software visualization (IEEE VISSOFT 2013) will take place on Sept. 27-28 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, co-located with ICSM 2013. The conference is chaired by prof. Alexandru Telea.
August 2013 Research Media published an item about our COMOTI project in its August 2013 International Innovation report. Click here.
July 2013 Nuffic and Capes have approved the SIIS project (Smart Interactive Imaging Systems). SIIS partners are the Institute Johann Bernoulli and the Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (UFRGS). The grant covers the exchange of 10 undergraduate Brazilian students per year as several senior researcher visits between the two universities. SIIS aims at the development of algorithms, techniques, and tools in the areas of image analysis, synthesis, and data visualization. The project is coordinated by prof. Alexandru Telea (RuG) and prof. Marcelo Walter (UFRGS).
July 2013 Our paper on GPU-ASIFT: A Fast Fully Affine-Invariant Feature Extraction Algorithm received an Outstanding Paper Runner-up Award at the IEEE HPCS 2013 conference.
March 2013 Media Planet reported about some of the work we are doing in medical visualization and health care; the article is by Kees Vermeer and is entitled »Universiteiten doen onderzoek naar telecare« (Media Planet volume 3, pages 12–13, 2013)
March 2013 Moritz Gerl successfully defended his PhD thesis on March 15, 2013. Congratulations!
February 2013 Our paper on Dynamic graph bundling received an Honorable Mention Award at the IEEE PacificVis 2013 conference.
October 2012 Our paper on “Efficient Structure-Aware Selection Techniques for 3D Point Cloud Visualizations with 2DOF Input” received an Honorable Mention Award at the IEEE Scientific Visualization conference (VisWeek).
September 2012 Our papers on extracting 3D curve skeletons and on view-fusion in dynamic program understanding have received the Best Paper and Best Student Application Paper Awards at the TPCG (Eurographics UK) conference.
May 2012 Andre Sobiecki has started his PhD into 3D shape reconstruction, processing, and inpainting. His work is sponsored by the Brazilian National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq). His supervisor is prof. Alexandru Telea.
February 2012 Alex Telea has delivered a prestigious invited talk at the Hasso-Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany.
February 2012 Bertjan Broeksema has obtained, for the second year, the prestigious IBM PhD Fellowship award for his research on visual analytics on rule-based data.
December 2011 Maarten H. Everts successfully defended his PhD thesis on December 9, 2011.
November 2011 Matthew van der Zwan started as PhD student in our group. He works in the i-VIRNA project on 3D image analysis.
October 2011 The poster and extended abstract at IEEE BioVis 2011 about spatially continuous control of abstraction in molecular visualization by the group received the Best Abstract Award of the symposium, see the project page.

Previous News

September 2011 The UK, the University of Groningen's independent weekly newspaper reported about our collaboration with the university's Visualization Center on creating interactive visualizations on their large touch-sensitive display wall; the article is by Rene Fransen and is entitled »One touch is all it takes« (UK volume 41, number 6, international pages 2–3)
September 2011 Alessandro Crippa successfully defended his PhD thesis on September 9, 2011.
August 2011 Our group is starting a 4-year PhD research project on intelligent video-based robotic navigation (i-VIRNA) together with Lely Technologies. In this project, we will use 3D point-cloud surface reconstruction and shape analysis techniques for constructing the new generation of autonomous milking robots.
July 2011 Our proposal for a 4-year Dutch-Brasilian exchange programme at PhD and senior staff level has been approved by Capes-Nuffic. In this project, we will study image-based information visualization. The coordinator from the Dutch side is prof. Alexandru Telea.
June 2011 Bilkis Jamal Ferdosi successfully defended her PhD thesis on June 24, 2011.
April 2011 Reuters has created a video segment about our collaboration with University of Groningen's Visualization Center on creating a very large touch-sensitive display (not »the largest« as they claim in the video, but probably »the largest curved one«)
February 2011 Bertjan Broeksema has obtained a PhD Fellowship (20,000 USD) from IBM to support his Visible Rules doctoral research. IBM Fellowships are awarded by competition to the brightest PhD students who do research related to several topics of interest at IBM. The funding will support Bertjan's ongoing PhD programme.
November 2010 Bertjan Broeksema has started a PhD in collaboration with IBM Research, France and the University of Bordeaux on visual analytics for business rules. He is supervised by Alexandru Telea.
September 2010 Jacek Kustra (Philips Research, Eindhoven, the Netherlands) has started a PhD on robust 3D skeletonization and related applications. He is supervised by Alexandru Telea.
June 2010 The paper »Image-Based Edge Bundles: Simplified Visualization of Large Graphs« received the Second Best Paper Award of the conference EuroVis 2010.
January 2010 Heorhiy (George) V. Byelas successfully defended his PhD thesis on January 29, 2010.
January 2010 Deborah Mudali started as a new PhD student in Jos Roerdink's group.
November 2009 The poster »Illustrative Rendering of Dense Line Data using Depth-Dependent Halos« received the Best Poster Award at SIREN 2009.
October 2009 The paper »Depth-Dependent Halos: Illustrative Rendering of Dense Line Data« received the Best Paper Award of the conference IEEE Visualization 2009.
October 2009 Ronald van den Berg defended his PhD thesis successfully on October 16, 2009.
May 2009 Ozan Ersoy started as a new PhD student in Alexandru Telea's group.
Spring 2009 Some PhD Ubbo Emmius scholarships are available for work within our group for which you can apply.
September 2008 Lingyun Yu started as a new PhD student in Tobias Isenberg's group.
June 2008 Moritz Gerl started as a new PhD student in Tobias Isenberg's group.
February 2008 Michael ten Caat defended his PhD thesis successfully on February 1, 2008.