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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 for 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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October, 2022 We have prepared two activities for Zpannend Zernike, which will be presented in the Forum Groningen on 1 October and accompanied by student researchers (Chris van Wezel and Eelke Landsaat). One is Virtual Ray Tracer, an open-source tool for ray tracing education (available on GitHub, and in simplified form as a web tool and also on Google Play). The other activity is Magic with Data, an interactive tool for showing the uninitiated how (heat) data are turned into insightful visualizations, created in collaboration with Hanze University of Applied Sciences. These activities are supported by Jantina Tammes School and Aletta Jacobs School of the University of Groningen, respectively.
September, 2022 (Dr.) Jieying Wang successfully defended her PhD thesis Dense medial descriptors for image compression and manipulation, supervised by Alex Telea and Jiri Kosinka. Congratulations!
September, 2022 Sjoerd Bruin has joined our research group as a PhD student. Welcome!
August, 2022 Our Virtual Ray Tracer educational tool is now also freely available on Google Play. Provided by Roan Rosema and his BSc thesis project in our group.
June, 2022 Best educatinal paper award at Eurographics 2022 for our paper (and open-source educational tool) 'Virtual Ray Tracer' (Verschoore de la Houssaije, W.A., van Wezel, C.S., Frey, S., Kosinka, J.).
April, 2022 Jos B.T.M. Roerdink has been appointed Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion. Congratulations!
February, 2022 Best paper award at IVAPP 2022 for the paper 'SDR-NNP: Sharpened Dimensionality Reduction with Neural Networks' (Youngjoo Kim, Mateus Espadoto, Scott C. Trager, Jos B. T. M. Roerdink, Alexandru C. Telea).
February, 2022 Cara Tursun has joined our group as tenure-track assistant professor in visual computing and perception. Welcome!
December, 2021 (Dr.) Gerben Hettinga successfully defended his PhD thesis Arbitrary topology meshes in geometric design and vector graphics, supervised by Jiri Kosinka and Alex Telea. Congratulations!
October, 2021 Best paper award at STAG 2021 for our paper 'Efficient Image Vectorisation Using Mesh Colours' (Hettinga, G.J., Echevarria, J., Kosinka, J.).
June, 2021 (Dr.) Xingyu Chen successfully defended his PhD thesis Analysis and Exploration of Large 3D Shape Databases, supervised by Alex Telea and Jiri Kosinka. Congratulations!
April, 2021 Second best paper award for our paper 'Conversion of B-rep CAD models into globally G1 triangular splines' (Hettinga G.J., Kosinka, J.) in the CAGD Special Issue on Computational Geometric Design.
March, 2021 Hamid Gadirov has joined our research group as a PhD student. Welcome!
January, 2021 He Kuanhao has joined our research group as a PhD student. Welcome!
November, 2020 Dennis Silva has joined our research group as a PhD student. Welcome!
October, 2020 Second best paper award at CGI 2020 for our paper 'Robust turbulence simulation for particle-based fluids using the Rankine vortex model' (Wang X., Liu, S., Ban, X., Xu, Y, Zhou, J., Kosinka, J.).
September, 2020 Renata Raidou has joined our group as tenure-track assistant professor in visual analytics and medical visualization. Welcome!
September, 2020 Heejun Lee has joined our research group as a PhD student. Welcome!
August, 2020 Steffen Frey has joined our group as tenure-track assistant professor in high-performance scientific visualization. Welcome!
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!

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