The master's thesis is research-based work. This requires that the student has obtained substantial knowledge within visualization. In agreement with his/her academic supervisor, the student will choose a master's thesis (60 ECTS credits) and make a progression plan containing important milestones for the project.
The Master thesis in Visualization is a research-related piece of practical work. This requires that the student has obtained substantial knowledge within the research field of visualization when starting.
During the 1st semester the student establishes contact with a personal coach (lecturer). Together with this coach a subject for the thesis is specified and a schedule is made with an outline of courses and milestones in the thesis work. The setup of the Master thesis is a project with workload equivalent to 60 study points. The project (the normal 60 ETCS one) has to be delivered within the two years time frame of the Master study.
Ridge Extraction, and Illustrative Visualization of an FTLE Flow Field
H. Hauser, 2011-2012)
Frequency Modulated Shading
I. Viola, 2011-2012)
Flow-based Segmentation of Seismic Data
D. Patel, 2011-2012)
Advanced Storytelling for Volume Visualization
Andreas E. Lie
(supervised by H. Hauser, 2008-2009)
Visualization and Interaction with Medical Data in Immersive Environments
Yngve D. Hammersland
(supervised by I. Viola, 2007-2009)
View-Dependent Peel-Away Visualization for Volumetric Data
(supervised by I. Viola, 2007-2008)
Physically Plausible Weather Visualization
(supervised by I. Viola
in cooperation with VizRT, Norway, 2007-2008)
If you cannot find the project you were looking for,
contact H. Hauser.
Individual coach from VisGroup:
contact your individual coach (via FirstName.LastNameUiB.no)
if you have a question related to the project in visualization.
Siv Hovland Erstad:
course administration -
contact Siv Hovland Erstad (via Siv.ErstadUiB.no)
with respect to administrative questions.
The Master thesis project can be started in fall and in spring semester, and is expected to proceed over three semesters.
Structure of the thesis project
The Master thesis project has three stages. The first part is literature research (30%), i.e., the familiarization with the research topic, state-of-the-art review, and a detailed design of the planned thesis also including a time schedule.
The second part is the software implementation (50%), i.e., the core part of the thesis where the hypothesis, the scientific aspect is experimentally validated.
The last part is the dissemination (20%) of the scientific outcome in the written form (the actual writing of the master thesis).
The Master thesis project
is the fundamental part of the
UiB Master study programme in informatics with
focus on visualization
It should be started in the second semester of the Master studies, and should be completed within three semesters.
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After the master thesis is handed in and approved, the study program finishes with an oral master's degree examination. The examination consists of
a public presentation (ca. 30 minutes) where the student presents his/her master thesis. The censor and the thesis supervisor are attending this presentation.
The presentation is followed by an oral examination / discussion with the censor and thesis supervisor.
Before the presentation the master thesis is evaluated. The presentation and the successive oral examination / discussion are also included in the final evaluation and grade.
Students get 60 ECTS (when successfully finishing, of course).