Ivan Viola

  • e-mail: viola (at) cg.tuwien.ac.at
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Ivan Viola is on leave of absence until Fall 2022.
He is at the moment affiliated with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.


Scientific Activities


Ivan Viola is Associate Professor at the TU Wien, Austria. He received M.Sc. in 2002 and Ph.D. in 2005 from TU Wien, Austria. Afterwards, in 2006 he joined the University of Bergen, Norway as a Postdoctoral researcher and contributed to a buildup of a new research group on visualization at the Institute of Informatics. In 2008 he was promoted to Associate Professor and in 2011 to Full Professor at the University of Bergen. During this period he was also appointed as a scientific adviser at the Christian Michelsen Research, Norway. His research is focusing on illustrative visualization techniques with particular application in medicine, biological and earth sciences. Viola has co-authored about hundred of scientific works, published in international journals and conferences such as IEEE TVCG, EG CGF, Elsevier's C&G, IEEE VIS, and EG EuroVis, and acted as a reviewer and IPC member for conferences in the field of computer graphics and visualization. He is member of Eurographics and VGTC IEEE Computer Society.
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A full list of publications is available in PDF, in Google Scholar, or in ORCID .
127 Publications found:
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Ivan Viola
Effective Visual Representations
Habilitation Thesis
Nicholas Waldin, Mathieu Le Muzic, Manuela Waldner, Meister Eduard Gröller, David Goodsell, Ludovic Autin, Ivan Viola
Chameleon Dynamic Color Mapping for Multi-Scale Structural Biology Models
In Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine. 2016.
Conference Paper
Nicholas Waldin, Matthias Bernhard, Peter Rautek, Ivan Viola
Individualization of 2D Color Maps for People with Color Vision Deficiencies
In Proceedings of the 32Nd Spring Conference on Computer Graphics. 2016.
Conference Paper
Mathieu Le Muzic, Peter Mindek, Johannes Sorger, Ludovic Autin, David Goodsell, Ivan Viola
Visibility Equalizer: Cutaway Visualization of Mesoscopic Biological Models
Computer Graphics Forum, 35(3), 2016. [Paper] [Slides]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Veronika Solteszova, Åsmund Birkeland, Sergej Stoppel, Ivan Viola, Stefan Bruckner
Output-Sensitive Filtering of Streaming Volume Data
Computer Graphics Forum, 35, 2016. [paper]
Journal Paper (without talk)
Min Chen, Miquel Feixas, Ivan Viola, Anton Bardera, Mateu Sbert, Han Wei Shen
Information Theory Tools for Visualization. CRC Press, 2016.
Published Book
Mathieu Le Muzic, Ludovic Autin, Julius Parulek, Ivan Viola
cellVIEW: a Tool for Illustrative and Multi-Scale Rendering of Large Biomolecular Datasets
In Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine, pages 61-70. September 2015.
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Conference Paper
Jan Byska, Adam Jurcik, Meister Eduard Gröller, Ivan Viola, Barbora Kozlikova
MoleCollar and Tunnel Heat Map Visualizations for Conveying Spatio-Temporo-Chemical Properties Across and Along Protein Voids
Computer Graphics Forum, 3(34):1-10, May 2015. [Paper]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Barbora Kozlikova, Michael Krone, Norbert Lindow, Martin Falk, Marc Baaden, Daniel Baum, Ivan Viola, Julius Parulek, Hans-Christian Hege
Visualization of Biomolecular Structures: State of the Art
In Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) - STARs, pages 061-081. May 2015.
Conference Paper
Peter Mindek, Ladislav Čmolík, Ivan Viola, Meister Eduard Gröller, Stefan Bruckner
Automatized Summarization of Multiplayer Games
In Proceedings of Spring Conference on Computer Graphics 2015, pages 93-100. April 2015.
[Paper] [Slides]
Conference Paper
Mathieu Le Muzic, Manuela Waldner, Julius Parulek, Ivan Viola
Illustrative Timelapse: A Technique for Illustrative Visualization of Particle Simulations on the Mesoscale Level
In Visualization Symposium (PacificVis), 2015 IEEE Pacific, pages 247-254. April 2015.
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Conference Paper
Manuela Waldner, Mathieu Le Muzic, Matthias Bernhard, Werner Purgathofer, Ivan Viola
Attractive Flicker: Guiding Attention in Dynamic Narrative Visualizations
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 20(12):2456-2465, December 2014. [paper] [Preview video] [Submission video]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Åsmund Birkeland, Cagatay Turkay, Ivan Viola
Perceptually Uniform Motion Space
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 20(11):1542-1554, November 2014.
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Ivan Kolesár, Julius Parulek, Ivan Viola, Stefan Bruckner, Anne-Kristin Stavrum, Helwig Hauser
Interactively illustrating polymerization using three-level model fusion
BMC Bioinformatics 2014, 15(345):1-16, October 2014.
Journal Paper (without talk)
Manuela Waldner, Stefan Bruckner, Ivan Viola
Graphical Histories of Information Foraging
In Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational , pages 295-304. October 2014.
Conference Paper
Veronika Šoltészová, Åsmund Birkeland, Ivan Viola, Stefan Bruckner
Visibility-Driven Processing of Streaming Volume Data
In Proceedings of EG VCBM 2014, pages 127-136. September 2014.
[Media Player] [Paper]
Conference Paper
Markus Müller, Linn E. S. Helljesen, Raphael Prevost, Ivan Viola, Kim Nylund, Odd Helge Gilja, Nassir Navab, Wolfgang Wein
Deriving Anatomical Context from 4D Ultrasound
In Proceedings of EG VCBM14, pages 173-180. September 2014.
Conference Paper
Åsmund Birkeland, Veronika Šoltészová, Dieter Hönigmann, Odd Helge Gilja, Svein Brekke, Timo Ropinski, Ivan Viola
The Ultrasound Visualization Pipeline
In Scientific Visualization, pages 283-303, September 2014 [paper]
Article in a Book
Ivan Kolesár, Julius Parulek, Ivan Viola, Stefan Bruckner, Anne-Kristin Stavrum, Helwig Hauser
Illustrating Polymerization using Three-level Model Fusion
In Proceedings of IEEE BioVis 2014, pages 1-22. July 2014.
Conference Paper
Mathieu Le Muzic, Julius Parulek, Anne-Kristin Stavrum, Ivan Viola
Illustrative Visualization of Molecular Reactions using Omniscient Intelligence and Passive Agents
Computer Graphics Forum, 33(3):141-150, June 2014. [paper] [video]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Julius Parulek, Daniel Jönsson, Timo Ropinski, Stefan Bruckner, Anders Ynnerman, Ivan Viola
Continuous Levels-of-Detail and Visual Abstraction for Seamless Molecular Visualization
Computer Graphics Forum, 33(6):276-287, May 2014.
Journal Paper (without talk)
Mathieu Le Muzic, Julius Parulek, Manuela Waldner, Ivan Viola
Illustrative Visualization of Biochemical Processes Featuring Multiple Temporal Scales
Poster shown at Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology ( 4. September 2014- 5. September 2014)
Julius Parulek, Cagatay Turkay, Nathalie Reuter, Ivan Viola
Visual cavity analysis in molecular simulations
BMC Bioinformatics, 14(Suppl 19:S4 ):1-15, November 2013. [Paper]
Journal Paper (without talk)
Julius Parulek, Timo Ropinski, Ivan Viola
Importance Driven Visualization of Molecular Surfaces
Poster shown at 3rd IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (13. October 2013-14. October 2013)
Endre M. Lidal, Mattia Natali, Daniel Patel, Helwig Hauser, Ivan Viola
Geological storytelling
Computer & Graphics, 37(5):445-459, August 2013.
Journal Paper (without talk)
Endre M. Lidal, Morten Bendiksen, Daniel Patel, Ivan Viola
Rapid Sketch-based 3D Modeling of Geology
In Proceedings of EnvirVis Short Papers 2013, 2013, pages 1-5. June 2013.
Conference Paper
Tyge Løvset, Dag Magne Ulvang, Tor Christian Bekkvik, Kåre Villanger, Ivan Viola
Rule-based method for automatic scaffold assembly from 3D building models
Computer & Graphics, 37(4):256-268, June 2013.
Journal Paper (without talk)
Mattia Natali, Endre M. Lidal, Julius Parulek, Ivan Viola, Daniel Patel
Modeling Terrains and Subsurface Geology
In INPROCEEDINGS, EuroGraphics 2013 State of the Art Reports (STARs), 2013, pages 155-173. May 2013.
Conference Paper
Ivan Viola, Åsmund Birkeland, Veronika Šoltészová, Linn Helljesen, Helwig Hauser, Spiros Kotopoulis, Kim Nylund, Dag Magne Ulvang, Ola Kristoffer Øye, Trygve Hausken, Odd Helge Gilja
High-Quality 3D Visualization of In-Situ Ultrasonography
In EG 2013 - Dirk Bartz Prize, pages 1-4. May 2013.
Conference Paper
Åsmund Birkeland, Dag Magne Ulvang, Kim Nylund, Trygve Hausken, Odd Helge Gilja, Ivan Viola
Doppler-based 3D Blood Flow Imaging and Visualization
In SCCG 2013 - 29th Proceedings Spring conference on Computer Graphics, pages 128-135. May 2013.
Conference Paper
Julius Parulek, Timo Ropinski, Ivan Viola
Seamless Visual Abstraction of Molecular Surfaces
In SCCG 2013 - 29th Proceedings Spring conference on Computer Graphics, pages 120-127. May 2013.
Conference Paper
Aleksandra Anna Sima, Xavier Bonaventura, Miquel Feixas, Mateu Sbert, John Anthony Howell, Ivan Viola, Simon John Buckley
Computer-aided image geometry analysis and subset selection for optimizing texture quality in photorealistic models
Computers & Geosciences, 52:281-291, March 2013.
Journal Paper (without talk)
Ivan Viola
Declarative Visualization, 2013, Smolenice castle, Slovakia
Invited Talk
Åsmund Birkeland, Stefan Bruckner, Andrea Brambilla, Ivan Viola
Illustrative Membrane Clipping
Computer Graphics Forum, 31(3):905-914, June 2012. [Paper]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Steven Ford, Gabriel Kiss, Ivan Viola, Stefan Bruckner, Hans Torp
HeartPad: Real-Time Visual Guidance for Cardiac Ultrasound
In Proceedings of the Workshop at SIGGRAPH Asia 2012. 2012.
Conference Paper
Veronika Šoltészová, Daniel Patel, Stefan Bruckner, Ivan Viola
A Multidirectional Occlusion Shading Model for Direct Volume Rendering
Computer Graphics Forum, 29(3):883-891, June 2010. [Paper]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Jean-Paul Balabanian, Ivan Viola, Meister Eduard Gröller
Interactive Illustrative Visualization of Hierarchical Volume Data
In Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2010, pages 137-144. June 2010.
Conference Paper
Daniel Patel, Stefan Bruckner, Ivan Viola, Meister Eduard Gröller
Seismic Volume Visualization for Horizon Extraction
In Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Visualization 2010, pages 73-80. March 2010.
Conference Paper
Stefan Bruckner, Peter Rautek, Ivan Viola, Mike Roberts, Mario Costa Sousa, Meister Eduard Gröller
Hybrid Visibility Compositing and Masking for Illustrative Rendering
Computers & Graphics, (34):361-369, 2010. [Preprint]
Journal Paper (without talk)
Jean-Paul Balabanian, Martin Ystad, Ivan Viola, Arvid Lundervold, Helwig Hauser, Meister Eduard Gröller
Hierarchical Volume Visualization of Brain Anatomy
In VMV 2008, Vision, Modeling and Visualization, pages 313-322. October 2008.
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Conference Paper
Jean-Paul Balabanian, Ivan Viola, Torsten Möller, Meister Eduard Gröller
Temporal Styles for Time-Varying Volume Data
Poster shown at (18. June 2008-20. June 2008) In Proceedings of 3DPVT , pages 81-89.
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Peter Rautek, Stefan Bruckner, Meister Eduard Gröller, Ivan Viola
Illustrative Visualization – New Technology or Useless Tautology?
online journal, without talk
Miscellaneous Publication
Marc Ruiz, Ivan Viola, Imma Boada, Stefan Bruckner, Miquel Feixas, Mateu Sbert
Similarity-based Exploded Views
In Proceedings of Smart Graphics 2008, pages 154-165. 2008.
Conference Paper
Peter Rautek, Ivan Viola
Visual Abstractions and Interaction Metaphors for Knowledge Assisted Volume Visualization

Miscellaneous Publication
Marc Ruiz, Imma Boada, Ivan Viola, Stefan Bruckner, Miquel Feixas, Mateu Sbert
Obscurance-based Volume Rendering Framework
In Proceedings of Volume Graphics 2008. 2008.
Conference Paper
Ivan Viola, Meister Eduard Gröller
On the Role of Topology in Focus+Context Visualization
In Proceedings of TopoInVis 2005, Topology-based Methods in Visualization, pages 171-181. September 2007.
Conference Paper
Zsolt Toth, Ivan Viola, Andrej Ferko, Meister Eduard Gröller
N-dimensional Data-Dependent Reconstruction Using Topological Changes
In Proceedings of TopoInVis 2005, Topology-based Methods in Visualization, pages 183-198. September 2007.
Conference Paper
Jean-Paul Balabanian, Ivan Viola, Egil Ona, Ruben Patel, Meister Eduard Gröller
Sonar Explorer: A New Tool for Visualization of Fish Schools from 3D Sonar Data
In Data Visualization - EuroVis 2007, pages 155-162. May 2007.
Conference Paper
Michael Burns, Martin Haidacher, Wolfgang Wein, Ivan Viola, Meister Eduard Gröller
Feature Emphasis and Contextual Cutaways for Multimodal Medical Visualization
In Proceedings of Eurographics / IEEE VGTC Symposium on Visualization (EuroVis 2007), pages 275-282. May 2007.
Conference Paper
Ivan Viola, Stefan Bruckner, Mario Costa Sousa, David Ebert, Carlos Correa
IEEE Visualization Tutorial on Illustrative Display and Interaction in Visualization

Miscellaneous Publication
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