Fakultät Informatik

Master-Seminar - Recent Highlights in Computer Graphics and Data Visualization

 Prof. Dr. Westermann

Master-Seminar - Recent Highlights in Computer Graphics and Data Visualization

Time, Place

First meeting: 12. July 2018, 4 pm, 02.13.010


The talks will be early in January


Computer Graphics or Visualization, Proseminar


Once you have been matched, select 3 topics in decreasing priority, and send your selection to me until 16 July 2018. 


In this course, students will autonomously investigate recent research from the SIGGRAPH and IEEE VIS conference - the most renowned journals and conferences in the computer graphics and data visualization areas. Independent investigation for further reading, as well as a critical analysis and evaluation of the topic are required. Finally, the attendants have to present their results in a talk which should last 40-45 minutes. Talks will be given in English. Supplementary, a short written workout (approximately 4-6 pages) should be prepared.

Assignments and Preliminary Schedule



Florian Alkofer

SparseLeap: Efficient Empty Space Skipping for Large-Scale Volume Rendering

Alexander Thole

The Real-time Volumetric Cloudscapes of Horizon: Zero Dawn

Christoph Neuhauser

Interactive Reconstruction of Monte Carlo Image Sequences using a Recurrent Denoising Autoencoder 

Moritz Kohr

The Real-time Volumetric Cloudscapes of Horizon: Zero Dawn

Erik Franz

Screen-Space Normal Distribution Function Caching for Consistent Multi-Resolution Rendering of Large Particle Data 

Konstantin Gomm

Water Surface Wavelets

Phillip Hohenester

Lighting Grid Hierarchy for Self-illuminating Explosions

Muhammad Inshal Uddin

NVIDIA RTX ray tracing technology

Andreas Leitner  

Globe Browsing: Contextualized Spatio‐Temporal Planetary Surface Visualization

Daniel Hook

Artistic Style Transfer for Videos

Robert Brand

Efficient Rendering of Layered Materials using an Atomic Decomposition with Statistical Operators 


Schedule: To be done.

Access to Material

Conference papers:  http://kesen.realtimerendering.com/

TUM has licensed many journals and other electronic publications. To get access to these resources, visit  https://eaccess.ub.tum.de.



    - 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.