Collaborative Research Center


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.

Visual computing can play a key role in extracting and presenting the relevant information.

In visual computing research the aspect of quantification is often neglected. The SFB-TRR 161 seeks to close this gap.

The long-term goal is to strengthen the research field by establishing the paradigm of quantitative science in visual computing.


September 2023

September 21, 2023
Best Paper Award for “CelticGraph: Drawing Graphs as Celtic Knots and Links”

Paper wins award at 31st International Symposium on Graph Drawing and Network Visualization
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July 26, 2023
Exhibition “YOUTOPIA” – What Would an Ideal City Look Like?

Final result of the teaching module Media Exhibition Design, in which SFB-TRR 161 project leaders Harald Reiterer and Falk Schreiber are involved.
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July 25, 2023
Best Presentation Prize at ICVSS 2023 for Jenny Schmalfuss

One of three presentation prizes awarded for poster on "Distracting Downpour: Adversarial Weather Attacks for Motion Estimation"
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SFB-TRR 161 Events

Upcoming Events



Sep 26th, 2023

MobileHCI'23, Athens, Greece

Hybrid Workshop | The Future of Cognitive Personal Informatics

Please contact Francesco Chiossi (C06) for detailed information

Oct 20th, 2023

ISMAR 23 SYD, Sydney, Australia

Workshop | Hybrid User Interfaces

Please contact Harald Reiterer (C01) / Johannes Zagermann (C01) / Tiare Feuchtner (C07) for detailed information 

Nov 28th, 2023, 9 am - 17.30 pm

Visualization Research Center, University of Stuttgart

Internal Status Seminar of the SFB-TRR 161



Further Information & Resources


The SFB-TRR 161 produces videos to give insights into the projects and the ongoing research. Please visit our YouTube Channel.

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Graduate School

Graduate School

PhD students of the projects at the Universities of Stuttgart and Konstanz learn and do research together on their way to their doctoral degree in visual computing.

Graduate School

Visual Computing Blog

Visual Computing Blog

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

Visual Computing BLOG

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