Fakultät Informatik

Dr. Kai Bürger

Topics of Research

GPU-based Techniques for Computer Graphics and Interactive Scientific Visualization

How to get in Touch




+49 89 289 19453


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Technische Universität München
Informatik 15 (Computer Graphik & Visualisierung)
Boltzmannstrasse 3
85748 Garching bei München

Recent Publications

 Analyzing the Effect of Lossy Compression on Particle Traces
in Turbulent Vector Fields

Marc Treib, Kai Bürger, Jun Wu and Rüdiger Westermann
International Conference on Information Visualization Theory
and Applications
,2015, (to appear)


 A Computational Tool for Pre-operative Breast Augmentation
Planning in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Joachim Georgii, Maximilian Eder, Kai Bürger, Sebastian Klotz,
Florian Ferstl, Laszlo Kovacs and Rüdiger Westermann
IEEE Journal of Biomedical And Health Informatics, 18(3):907-19


 Flux-freezing breakdown observed in high-conductivity
magnetohydrodynamic turbulence

G. Eyink, E. Vishniac, C. Lalescu, H. Aluie, K. Kanov,
K. Bürger, R. Burns, C. Meneveau, A. Szalay
Nature 497, 466–469, (23 May 2013)

[ Article] [Bibtex]

 Vortices within vortices:
Hierarchical Nature of Vortex Tubes in Turbulence

K. Bürger, M. Treib, R. Westermann, S. Werner,
C. Lalescu, A. Szalay, C. Meneveau, G. Eyink
American Physical Society, 65th Annual DFD Meeting, 2012
Gallery of Fluid Motion (Video Submission)

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 Hybrid Sample-based Surface Rendering
F. Reichl, M.G. Chajdas, K. Bürger, R. Westermann
Conference on Vision, Modeling, and Visualization (VMV) 2012,
Proceedings of  VMV 2012:47-54

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 A View-Dependent and Inter-Frame Coherent Visualization
of Integral Lines using Screen Contribution

T. Günther, K. Bürger, R. Westermann, H. Theisel
Vision Modeling, and Visualization (VMV) 2011

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 Interactive Streak Surface Visualization on the GPU
K. Bürger, F. Ferstl, H. Theisel, R. Westermann
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
(Proceedings of  IEEE Visualization 2009)

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 Real-time Approaches for Model-based PIV and Visual Fluid Analysis
P. Kondratieva, K. Bürger, J. Georgii, R. Westermann
Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design

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 Interpolating and Downsampling RGBA Volume Data
M. Kraus, K. Bürger
Conference on Vision, Modeling, and Visualization (VMV) 2008

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 Direct Volume Editing
K. Bürger, J. Krüger, R. Westermann
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
(Proceedings of  IEEE Visualization 2008)

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 Importance-Driven Particle Techniques for Flow Visualization
K. Bürger, P. Kondratieva, J. Krüger, R. Westermann
Pacific Vis 2008

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 Interactive Visual Exploration of Unsteady 3D Flows
K. Bürger, J. Schneider, P. Kondratieva, J. Krüger, R. Westermann
EuroVis 2007

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- In collaboration with partners from industry, we have a number of thesis topics available in the area of point-based rendering, geo-localization using public data, scene fusion from different viewpoints. If you are interested, please contact  westermann(at)tum.de


- One PhD position on   Turbulence Visualization is available at the Computer Graphics & Visualization group.