Speaker: Prof. Stefan Bruckner (University of Rostock)
= Abstract =
Describing the intricate biological processes inherent in living organisms across temporal dimensions, the field of physiology stands as a cornerstone in unraveling the mechanisms of life. Intersecting various disciplines, including biology, physics, and chemistry, physiology navigates diverse spatio-temporal scales, serving as a vital link between fundamental sciences and medical practice. Recent years have witnessed a surge in novel experimental methodologies, offering finer resolutions for data characterization. However, the sheer volume and complexity of these datasets underscore the need for sophisticated visualization techniques to complement conventional analytical methods. In this presentation, I will explore recent research on the cross-disciplinary application of illustration and visualization methods to gain insight into the complexities of biomedical processes. Specifically, I will focus on addressing the multifaceted challenges in understanding, analyzing, and communicating human physiology to audiences with varying levels of expertise.
= Biography =
Stefan Bruckner is professor at the University of Rostock, Germany, where he leads the Chair of Visual Analytics at the Institute for Visual and Analytic Computing. He earned his PhD in Computer Science from TU Wien, Austria, in 2008, and was granted the habilitation degree (venia docendi) in Practical Computer Science from the same institution in 2012. From 2013 to 2023, he was professor of visualization at the Department of Informatics of the University of Bergen in Norway.
Bruckner's research focuses on methods for gaining insight into complex data to advance scientific understanding and discovery, medical diagnosis and treatment, and engineering, as well as techniques for effectively communicating these findings to the public. He has co-authored over 100 research papers covering various topics in visual computing, including illustrative visualization, volume rendering, smart visual interfaces, biomedical data visualization, and visual parameter space exploration.
He has served as program co-chair of EuroVis, PacificVis, the Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine, and the Eurographics Medical Prize. Additionally, Bruckner is an associate editor of the journals IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics and Computers & Graphics. He currently serves on the Eurographics Executive Committee and is a member of ACM SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, and the IEEE Computer Society.