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.


February 2020

February 20, 2020
CfP: Workshop on Privacy and Ethics in Eye Tracking (PrEThics)

CfP for the Workshop Privacy and Ethics in Eye Tracking (PrEThics), to be held on June 2, 2020 at the University of Stuttgart. This workshop is supported by the SFB-TRR 161, and part of the ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA). Deadline March 6, 2020.
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January 31, 2020
Andrés Bruhn Received Best Publication Award

Andrés Bruhn received Best Publication Award from the University of Stuttgart.
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Upcoming Events

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.

For the Scientific Community

August 2020

Workshop | Title tba

August 23, 2020 » more »


Workshop | Data-driven Just Noticeable Difference for Multimedia Communication (ICME)

July 10, 2020 » more »


SFB-TRR 161 | Status Seminar

June 29, 2020 » more »

Workshop | PrEThics: Privacy and Ethics in Eye Tracking (ETRA 2020)

June 2, 2020 » more »

Workshop | ET-MM: Eye Tracking for Quality of Experience in Multimedia (ETRA)

June 2, 2020 » more »


Workshop |NIP: New Interfaces for Programming (Programming 2020)

March 24, 2020 » more »


March 2020

Girls' Day in Stuttgart | Bau dir deinen eigenen Bildschirmschoner

March 26, 2020 » more »

Girls' Day in Konstanz | Wie programmiere ich eine Schneeflocke?

March 26, 2020 » more »

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

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

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

Partner of the SFB-TRR 161