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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.


October 2020

October 21, 2020
LUKS Award for Sabine Storandt

Sabine Storandt was amongst the winners of the teaching award LUKS from students of the University of Konstanz.
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June 26, 2020
SFB News

Our new feature story format INSIGHT has been launched.
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May 27, 2020
Shining Example of Diversity

Team around project leader Michael Sedlmair portrait as shining example of diversity at the University of Stuttgart.
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The SFB-TRR 161 organizes talks, courses, workshops, conferences and summer schools for the scientific community, and presents results and visions in public events of the transregio parters.

Further Information & Ressources


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, 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

Visual Computing Blog

Visual Computing Blog

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.

Visual Computing BLOG

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