Johannes Kehrer

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Johannes Kehrer is a postdoctoral researcher at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria. He received the MSc degree in visual computing from the same university in 2007. He then worked as a research fellow at the Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, Norway, and received the PhD degree from there in 2011. He spent the year 2012 at the VRVis Research Center in Vienna, Austria. His research interests include the interactive visual analysis of spatiotemporal, multi-variate, multi-modal, and multi-run/ensemble data. He has co-authored several articles in prestigious journals such as Computer Graphics Forum and IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. He has cooperated with researchers from diverse areas such as climate research or statistics. Refer to his Curriculum Vitae for further details.


A full list of publications is available via Google scholar.

Johannes Kehrer
Interactive Visual Analysis of Multi-faceted Scientific Data
PhD Thesis, Department of Informatics, University of Bergen
Supervisor: Helwig Hauser
Duration: Dec 2007 - Mar 2011
[ Thesis] [ Slides]
Johannes Kehrer
Integrating Interactive Visual Analysis of Large Time Series Data into the SimVis System
Master's Thesis, Vienna University of Technology, Oct 2007
[ Thesis]
Journal Articles
Johannes Kehrer, Harald Piringer, Wolfgang Berger, Meister Eduard Gröller
A Model for Structure-based Comparison of Many Categories in Small-Multiple Displays
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 19(12):2287-2296, December 2013. [ Draft] [ Slides]
Johannes Kehrer, Helwig Hauser
Visualization and Visual Analysis of Multi-faceted Scientific Data: A Survey
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 19(3):495-513, March 2013. [ Draft] [ Slides]
Johannes Kehrer, Philipp Muigg, Helmut Doleisch, Helwig Hauser
Interactive Visual Analysis of Heterogeneous Scientific Data across an Interface
IEEE Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 17(7):934-946, July 2011. [ Draft] [ Slides]
Johannes Kehrer, Peter Filzmoser, Helwig Hauser
Brushing Moments in Interactive Visual Analysis
Computer Graphics Forum, 29(3):813-822, June 2010. [ Draft] [ Slides]
Florian Ladstädter, Andrea K. Steiner, Bettina C. Lackner, Barbara Pirscher, Gottfried Kirchengast, Johannes Kehrer, Helwig Hauser, Philipp Muigg, Helmut Doleisch
Exploration of Climate Data Using Interactive Visualization
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 27(4):667-679, April 2010.
Johannes Kehrer, Florian Ladstädter, Philipp Muigg, Helmut Doleisch, Andrea K. Steiner, Helwig Hauser
Hypothesis Generation in Climate Research with Interactive Visual Data Exploration
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 14(6):1579-1586, October 2008. [ Draft] [ Slides]
Philipp Muigg, Johannes Kehrer, Steffen Oeltze, Harald Piringer, Helmut Doleisch, Bernhard Preim, Helwig Hauser
A Four-level Focus+Context Approach to Interactive Visual Analysis of Temporal Features in Large Scientific Data
Computer Graphics Forum, 27(3):775-782, May 2008. [ Draft] [ Video]
Other Publications
Steffen Oeltze, Helwig Hauser, Johannes Kehrer
IEEE VIS Tutorial on Interactive Visual Analysis of Scientific Data
Tutorial held at IEEE VIS 2013, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Oct 2013.
[ Tutorial proposal]
Rita Borgo, Johannes Kehrer, David H.S. Chung, Eamonn Maguire, Robert S. Laramee, Helwig Hauser, Matthew Ward, Min Chen
Glyph-based Visualization: Foundations, Design Guidelines, Techniques and Applications
In Eurographics State of the Art Reports, pages 39-63. May 2013.
Johannes Kehrer, Roland N. Boubela, Peter Filzmoser, Harald Piringer
A Generic Model for the Integration of Interactive Visualization and Statistical Computing Using R
Poster shown at IEEE VAST 2013 (Oct 14-Oct 19). In Proc. IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (IEEE VAST), pages 233-234. 2012.
Ove Daae Lampe, Johannes Kehrer, Helwig Hauser
Visual Analysis of Multivariate Movement Data Using Interactive Difference Views
In Proceedings of Vision, Modeling, and Visualization (VMV 2010), pages 315-322. 2010.
Andreas E. Lie, Johannes Kehrer, Helwig Hauser
Critical Design and Realization Aspects of Glyph-based 3D Data Visualization
In Proceedings of the Spring Conference on Computer Graphics (SCCG 2009), pages 27-34. 2009.
Florian Ladstädter, Andrea K. Steiner, Bettina C. Lackner, Gottfried Kirchengast, Philipp Muigg, Johannes Kehrer, Helmut Doleisch
SimVis: An Interactive Visual Field Exploration Tool Applied to Climate Research
In New Horizons in Occultation Research, pages 235-245, 2009
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