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.


May 2024

May 13, 2024
SFB-TRR 161 Researchers at CHI 2024

Several presentations and one award at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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April 1, 2024
Konstanzia Fellowship for Christin Beck

Fellowship supports female postdoctoral researchers in the decisive postdoc phase to successfully take the final step towards a professorship
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March 28, 2024
Marie Curie Fellowship for Shaolin Su

SFB-TRR 161 scholarship holder successful in application for prestigious postdoctoral fellowship programme
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SFB-TRR 161 Events

Jun 3rd - 4th, 2024, full days

Tagungszentrum Blaubeuren

Internal Status Seminar of the SFB-TRR 161


Jun 8th, 2024, 1 pm to 7 pm

Visualization Research Center, University of Stuttgart

Participation in 'Tag der Wissenschaft' - 'Science Day'

The University of Stuttgart's Science Day takes place on June 8, 2024. At the Visualization Research Center (Allmandring 19, 70569 Stuttgart), the SFB-TRR 161 will give insights into the world of visualization research. Visitors are invited to discover how visualizations can help to extract the relevant information from data and how they make visible what would otherwise remain hidden.



Jul 4th, 2024, full day

LMU Munich

3rd Workshop on Women* in Computing: Let’s talk about money – What are you worth, what job pays off, and how can you fund your dreams?


Jul 22nd-24th, 2024, full day

University of Konstanz

PROGRAMMIERKURS für Schülerinnen ab Klasse 9 | Computergrafik mit Processing


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

Partners of the SFB-TRR 161