Collaborative Research Center SFB-TRR 161

Quantitative Methods for Visual Computing

We are living in a data society in which data is generated at amazing speed; individuals, companies, organizations, and governments are on the brink of being drawn into a massive deluge of data. The great challenge is to extract the relevant information from vast amounts of data and communicate it effectively.

Typical scenarios include decision and policy making for urban and environmental planning or understanding relationships and dependencies in complex networks, e.g., social networks or networks from the field of bioinformatics. These scenarios are not only of interest to specialized experts; in fact, there is a trend toward including the broad public, which requires the information to be presented in a reliable, faithful, and easy-to-understand fashion.

Our Research Aim

Latest News

June 2016

June 27, 2016
Tag der Wissenschaft an der Universität Stuttgart

Von der virtuellen Städte-App bis zur Visualisierung im Großformat
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June 23, 2016
Scientists from Konstanz receive EuroVA Best Paper Award at EuroVis 2016

SFB-TRR 161 also Supported EuroVA Keynote
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Structure of the Program

The SFB-TRR 161 is a collaborative, interdisciplinary and research projects that connects 17 project teams of the University of Stuttgart, University of Konstanz and the Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, that are working in four Project Areas, three Task Forces in the field of Visual Computing.

Funded Projects

Institutions and People

Scientists from the University of Stuttgart, the University of Konstanz and the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics are working together in the SFB-TRR 161 to improve the quality of future visual computing methods. Around 40 experts in the fields of computer science, visualization, computer vision and human computer interaction are part of the colloborative research program.

People of the SFB-TRR 161


The SFB-TRR 161 organizes talks, courses, workshops, conferences and summer schools for the research community, and presents results and visions in public events of the transregio parters.

Events for the Community Events for the Public

PhD students of the projects at the Universities of Stuttgart and Konstanz, and at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics learn and do research together on their way to the doctoral degree in visual computing.

Graduate School

The scientists of the SFB-TRR 161 as well as guest authors are blogging about their activities in computer graphics, visualization, computer vision, augmented reality, human-computer interaction, and psychology.

Graduate School


Partner of the SFB-TRR 161