Visualization working group at TU Wien: Visible Facimus Quod Ceteri Non Possunt

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Building-up and running a university-based research group is a multi-faceted undertaking. The visualization working group at TU Wien (vis-group) has been internationally active over more than 25 years. The group has been acting in a competitive scientific setting where sometimes contradicting multiple objectives require trade-offs and optimizations. Research-wise the group has been performing basic and applied research in visualization and visual computing. Teaching-wise the group has been involved in undergraduate and graduate lecturing in (medical) visualization and computer graphics. To be scientifically competitive requires to constantly expose the group and its members to a strong international competition at the highest level. This necessitates to shield the members against the ensuing pressures and demands and provide (emotional) support and encouragement. Internally, the vis-group has developed a unique professional and social interaction culture: work and celebrate, hard and together. This has crystallized into a nested, recursive, and triangular organization model, which concretizes what it takes to make a research group successful. The key elements are the creative and competent vis-group members who collaboratively strive for (scientific) excellence in a socially enjoyable environment.

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@article{wu-2021-vi,
  title =      "Visualization working group at TU Wien: Visible Facimus Quod
               Ceteri Non Possunt",
  author =     "Hsiang-Yun Wu and Aleksandr Amirkhanov and Nicolas Grossmann
               and Tobias Klein and David Kou\v{r}il and Haichao Miao and
               Laura R. Luidolt and Peter Mindek and Renata Raidou and Ivan
               Viola and Manuela Waldner and Meister Eduard Gr\"{o}ller",
  year =       "2021",
  abstract =   "Building-up and running a university-based research group is
               a multi-faceted undertaking. The visualization working group
               at TU Wien (vis-group) has been internationally active over
               more than 25 years. The group has been acting in a
               competitive scientific setting where sometimes contradicting
               multiple objectives require trade-offs and optimizations.
               Research-wise the group has been performing basic and
               applied research in visualization and visual computing.
               Teaching-wise the group has been involved in undergraduate
               and graduate lecturing in (medical) visualization and
               computer graphics. To be scientifically competitive requires
               to constantly expose the group and its members to a strong
               international competition at the highest level. This
               necessitates to shield the members against the ensuing
               pressures and demands and provide (emotional) support and
               encouragement. Internally, the vis-group has developed a
               unique professional and social interaction culture: work and
               celebrate, hard and together. This has crystallized into a
               nested, recursive, and triangular organization model, which
               concretizes what it takes to make a research group
               successful. The key elements are the creative and competent
               vis-group members who collaboratively strive for
               (scientific) excellence in a socially enjoyable environment.",
  month =      mar,
  doi =        "https://doi.org/10.1016/j.visinf.2021.02.003",
  journal =    "Visual Informatics",
  volume =     "5",
  pages =      "76--84",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2021/wu-2021-vi/",
}