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
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  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.
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.
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,