Sebastian Mazza was awarded the "Distinguished Young Alumn Awards" for his diploma thesis "Homomorphic-Encrypted Volume Rendering" (TU library)

Research Unit: Computer Graphics

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This year, TU Wien is hosting its first online Global Game Jam! Feel free to join a 48-hour session of game development starting at 5:00PM on January 28. Come with a team or by yourself (you can find a team at the event). You don’t need previous game-making experience, but a fun event with networking and learning opportunities awaits you! You can find more information here

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Machines might have a sense for Christmas after all!
This scene of three trees was reconstructed from an unori-ented point cloud with scan shadows. Our neural network Points2Surf [1] estimates a signed-distance function from a local and a global subset of the point cloud. By relying not only on global data, it is independent from object classes.

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The exploration and development of solutions in the field of Interpretable Artificial Intelligence, also known as Explainable AI (XAI), is one of the central research topics of VRVis, intending to lift the black-box character of artificial intelligence. This is particularly relevant in modern radiology, which increasingly relies on digital, AI-based tools to interpret and evaluate radiological images.

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Wilhelm Barth passed away on 31 October, 2021, at the age of 90, after a short, serious illness.

An obituary of Prof. Wilhelm Barth by Prof. Werner Purgathofer.

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Theme "Time to Confess"
There will be talks and live Q&A sessions, just like last year.

Twitch-Stream (https://www.twitch.tv/pixelvienna) and Interaction (https://discord.gg/qY432rDb)

Under www.pixelvienna.com you will find timely information about the program and at https://fb.me/e/1r78Ddzc6 you will find the Facebook event to share and
speaker announcements.

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Werner Purgathofer, who headed our departement for over 20 years, retired in September 2021. We will miss his social engagement and his oversight. We wish him all the best for the next stage of his life!

From the laudation by Eduard Gröller at the Faculty of Informatics garden party in September 2021:

Sehr geehrter Herr Professor Purgathofer, dear Werner,

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Within the EuroVis 2021 conference, which took place virtually from June 14 to 18, the three most outstanding dissertations on the topic of visualization were honored with the EuroVis PhD Award.

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For her dissertation, Katharina won the Young Experts Award at the Austrian Computer Science Day 2021.

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From October 2021, the Master Visual Computing will be held completely in English! Please see here for details on the curriculum:

https://informatics.tuwien.ac.at/master/visual-computing/

 

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