Fakultät Informatik

Seminar - Visual Data Analysis

 M. Rautenhaus, Prof. Dr. R. Westermann

(Bachelor-/Master-)Seminar - Advanced Topics in Computer Graphics and Visualization: Visual Data Analysis

Time, Place

17./24.10.2013 16-18 Uhr, sowie 24./27.01.2014 ganztägig, jeweils MI 02.13.010


Donnerstag, 17. Oktober 2013, 16:00 Uhr


Info1, DS, Analysis, Linear Algebra


Anmeldung per Email an  M. Rautenhaus bis zum 15. August 2013 unter Angabe einer kurzen Interessensbekunding sowie von Name, Studiengang, Semester und Matrikelnummer.


Die Seminarthemen werden beim ersten Treffen im Oktober vergeben.

News / Information

An introduction will be given on October 17, 2013 in room MI 02.13.010,
16:00-17:30. Topics will be assigned after the introduction.

This seminar will be held as a block course on two days at the end of the winter term (January 24 and 27, 2014). We offer a total of 14 spots for undergraduate (Seminar) and graduate (Master-Seminar) students.

The seminar will be held in German language.


The main purpose of this seminar is to introduce the basics of visual data analysis techniques. We will discuss topics including volume rendering, flow visualization, uncertainty visualization and real-time techniques, and explore their usage in various application areas including the visualization of medical or geoscientific data.

To sucessfully participate in this seminar, the attendants have to prepare a talk of about 45 minutes. Talks will be held in German. Supplementary, a write-up (6 pages) has to be prepared. For preparation of the talks, independent investigation for further reading is required.

Available Topics

Topics will be discussed during the first meeting.







Scalar fields: Contouring vs. Direct Volume Rending


Vector fields: Flow visualisation


Interactive visual analysis


Uncertainty visualisation


Big data issues


Virtual environments


Geospatial visualisation


Medical visualisation


Software: Vapor


Software: VTK/Paraview

ACM Digital Library

The TUM has an account at the ACM digital library which hosts some of the most important conferences on Computer Graphics. To access it, proceed as follows:

  • Configure your browser to use proxy.informatik.tu-muenchen.de at port 8080.
  • Read the three bullets below, then browse to  ACM Digital Library.
  • Make sure you see "HeBIS: TU Muenchen" witten in the logo, and not "Technische Universitaet Muenchen".
  • Now you can search for papers, topics etc. They are hosted in pdf format.
  • It might be necessary to perform the above procedure from within the TU web.


- 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


- Game Devel. Lab Practical for SS'18: kick off meeting on April 3rd,  details here. No matching system sign-up needed!


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