The Institute for Visual and Analytic Computing consists of the following chairs:
Mobile Multimedia Information Systems
Prof. Thomas Kirste
is heading the chair of Mobile Mulitmediale Informationssysteme since 2004.
The Chair develops intelligent assistance systems to provide proactive subsidiary assistance to people with cognitive and physical disabilities. New methods for the recognition of human actions and intentions as well as inference about latent infinite state spaces will be developed.
Modelling and Simulation
Prof. Adelinde Uhrmacher
is a professor at the University of Rostock since 2000 and is heading the chair Modelling and simulation. The group develops modeling and simulation methods, in particular, for discrete event stochastic systems, and applies those in different areas, such as computer science, ecology, cell biology, medicine, and social science. Methodological developments range from domain-specific languages for modeling and simulation, efficient algorithms, to methods that facilitate the conduction, replication and assessment of simulation studies and their products.
Prof. Oliver Staadt
is a full professor of Computer Science and is heading the chair of Visual Computing.
His research interests include computer graphics, virtual reality, telepresence, visualization and multiresolution analysis.
Prof. Uwe Freiherr von Lukas
is heading the chair "Maritime Graphics" since 2020 and is leading the Rostock site of the Fraunhofer IGD since 2009.
Research focuses on machine learning in the field of underwater image processing, interactive data visualization, technology transfer and regional development through networks.
Prof. Paul Rosenthal
is a visiting professor at the University of Rostock.
His research concentrates on reliability and reproducibility in visualization and on user-friendly human-machine interfaces.
Prof. Heidrun Schumann (Emerita)
was heading the chair of Computer Graphics from 1992 until March 2020.
Her research interests were in the areas of information visualization and Visual Analytics, particularly including the visualization of structures and multivariate data in space and time.
Last research projects were focused on investigating scalable visualization methods, on designing visual interfaces for smart environments, and also on developing application-specific solutions for the visualization of terrains or biomedical data.
Prof. Bodo Urban (Emeritus)
was heading the Rostock site of Fraunhofer IGD from 1992 until 2020 and the chair for Multimedia Communication since 1998. The research focus of the chair was on the visualization of existential data, especially for the mechanical and plant engineering industries as well as the health care sector.