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Stefan Bruckner

Professor in Visualisation

(Professor i Visualisering)


Email: Stefan.Bruckner@uib.no

Telephone: +47 - 555 84021

Fax: +47 - 555 84199 (mark with "c/o S. Bruckner")

Office: Room 3131 (HiB, data block)


About [ Curriculum Vitae ]

Stefan Bruckner received his master's degree in Computer Science from the Vienna University of Technology (VUT), Austria in 2004 and his Ph.D. in 2008 from the same university. He was awarded the habilitation (venia docendi) in Practical Computer Science in 2012. From 2008 to 2013, he was an assistant professor at the Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms at VUT. In 2009/2010, he spent one year as a visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Simon Fraser University, Canada. Since March 2013, he is a full professor in visualization at the University of Bergen. His research interests include biomedical and illustrative visualization, volume rendering, and visual data exploration. In 2011, he was recipient of the Eurographics Young Researcher Award. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, ACM SIGGRAPH, and Eurographics.

Research

I investigate methods for gaining insight into complex data to further scientific understanding and discovery, medical diagnosis and treatment, and engineering, as well as techniques for communicating these findings to the public. Building on these foundations, my current interests include the development of novel approaches for the scientific inquiry of large-scale heterogeneous data spaces with a particular focus on the visual analysis of spatial data.

Teaching/Supervision

Seminar in Visualization (INF358)

Fall 2014: This course gives an intorduction to scientific work with a focus on visualization and an overview of state of the art in visualization tools and libraries.

PhD Positions

I am currently looking for a motivated PhD student with an excellent background in visualization, human-computer interaction, and/or computer graphics and very good programming skills. Please see here for more information or contact me at Stefan.Bruckner (at) uib.no.

Publications 2014 [ 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 , 2008 , 2007 , 2006 , 2005 , 2004 , 2003 ]

Visual Parameter Space Analysis: A Conceptual Framework

Michael Sedlmair, Christoph Heinzl, Stefan Bruckner, Harald Piringer, Torsten Möller

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (to appear), vol. 20, no. 12, 2014. Accepted for publication, to be presented at IEEE InfoVis 2014.

ViSlang: A System for Interpreted Domain-Specific Languages for Scientific Visualization

Peter Rautek, Stefan Bruckner, and M. Eduard Gröller, Markus Hadwiger

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (to appear), vol. 20, no. 12, 2014. Accepted for publication, to be presented at IEEE SciVis 2014.

YMCA Your Mesh Comparison Application

Johanna Schmidt, Reinhold Preiner, Thomas Auzinger, Michael Wimmer, M. Eduard Gröller, Stefan Bruckner

In Proceedings of VAST 2014 (to appear), 2014. Accepted for publication, to be presented at IEEE VAST 2014.

Visibility-Driven Processing of Streaming Volume Data

Veronika Šoltészová, Åsmund Birkeland, Ivan Viola, Stefan Bruckner

In Proceedings of VCBM 2014 (to appear), 2014. VCBM 2014 Best Paper Award.

Visual and Quantitative Analysis of Higher Order Arborization Overlaps for Neural Circuit Research

Nicolas Swoboda, Judith Moosburner, Stefan Bruckner, Jai Y. Yu, Barry J. Dickson, Katja Bühler

In Proceedings of VCBM 2014 (to appear), 2014. VCBM 2014 Best Paper Honorable Mention.

Managing Spatial Selections with Contextual Snapshots

Peter Mindek, M. Eduard Gröller, Stefan Bruckner

Computer Graphics Forum, 2014. To appear in an upcoming issue.

DOI: 10.1111/cgf.12406

Continuous Levels-of-Detail and Visual Abstraction for Seamless Molecular Visualization

Julius Parulek, Daniel Jönsson, Timo Ropinski, Stefan Bruckner, Anders Ynnerman, Ivan Viola

Computer Graphics Forum, 2014. To appear in an upcoming issue.

DOI: 10.1111/cgf.12349

Live Ultrasound-based Particle Visualization of Blood Flow in the Heart

Paolo Angelelli, Sten Roar Snare, Siri Ann Nyrnes, Stefan Bruckner, Helwig Hauser, Lasse Løvstakken

In Proceedings of SCCG 2014, pp. 42–49, 2014.

Publications 2013 [ 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 , 2008 , 2007 , 2006 , 2005 , 2004 , 2003 ]

ViviSection: Skeleton-based Volume Editing

Alexey Karimov, Gabriel Mistelbauer, Johanna Schmidt, Peter Mindek, Elisabeth Schmidt, Timur Sharipov, Stefan Bruckner, M. Eduard Gröller

Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 461–470, 2013.

DOI: 10.1111/cgf.12133

VAICo: Visual Analysis for Image Comparison

Johanna Schmidt, M. Eduard Gröller, Stefan Bruckner

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 19, no. 12, pp. 2090–2099, 2013.

DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2013.213

Instant Convolution Shadows for Volumetric Detail Mapping

Daniel Patel, Veronika Šoltészová, Jan Martin Nordbotten, Stefan Bruckner

ACM Transactions on Graphics, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 154:1–154:18, 2013.

DOI: 10.1145/2492684

Vessel Visualization using Curved Surface Reformation

Thomas Auzinger, Gabriel Mistelbauer, Ivan Baclija, Rüdiger Schernthaner, Arnold Köchl, Michael Wimmer, M. Eduard Gröller, Stefan Bruckner

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 19, no. 12, pp. 2858–2867, 2013.

DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2013.215

Visual Parameter Exploration in GPU Shader Space

Peter Mindek, Stefan Bruckner, Peter Rautek, M. Eduard Gröller

Journal of WSCG, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 225–234, 2013.

Vessel Visualization using Curvicircular Feature Aggregation

Gabriel Mistelbauer, Anca Morar, Andrej Varchola, Rüdiger Schernthaner, Ivan Baclija, Arnold Köchl, Armin Kanitsar, Stefan Bruckner, M. Eduard Gröller

Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 231–240, 2013.

DOI: 10.1111/cgf.12110

Contextual Snapshots: Enriched Visualization with Interactive Spatial Annotations

Peter Mindek, Stefan Bruckner, M. Eduard Gröller

In Proceedings of SCCG 2013, pp. 59–66, 2013. SCCG 2013 Best Paper Award.

DOI: 10.1145/2508244.2508251

Publications 2012 [ 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 , 2008 , 2007 , 2006 , 2005 , 2004 , 2003 ]

HeartPad: Real-Time Visual Guidance for Cardiac Ultrasound

Steven Ford, Ivan Viola, Stefan Bruckner, Hans Torp and Gabriel Kiss

In Proceedings of WASA 2012, pp. 169–176, 2012.

DOI: 10.1145/2425296.2425326

Illumination-Driven Opacity Modulation for Expressive Volume Rendering

Balázs Csebfalvi, Balázs Tóth, Stefan Bruckner, M. Eduard Gröller

In Proceedings of VMV 2012, pp. 103–109, 2012.

DOI: 10.2312/PE/VMV/VMV12/103-109

Unified Boundary-Aware Texturing for Interactive Volume Rendering

Timo Ropinski, Stefan Diepenbrock, Stefan Bruckner, Klaus Hinrichs, M. Eduard Gröller

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 18, no. 11, pp. 1942–1955, 2012.

DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2011.285

Smart Super Views - A Knowledge-Assisted Interface for Medical Visualization

Gabriel Mistelbauer, Hamed Bouzari, Rüdiger Schernthaner, Ivan Baclija, Arnold Köchl, Stefan Bruckner, Milos Srámek, M. Eduard Gröller

In Proceedings of IEEE VAST 2012, pp. 163–172, 2012.

DOI: 10.1109/VAST.2012.6400555

Visual Exploration and Analysis of Volumetric Data

Stefan Bruckner

Habilitation Thesis, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 2012.

Biopsy Planner - Visual Analysis for Needle Pathway Planning in Deep Seated Brain Tumor Biopsy

Paul Herghelegiu, Vasile Manta, Radu Perin, Stefan Bruckner, M. Eduard Gröller

Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 1085–1094, 2012.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8659.2012.03101.x

Illustrative Membrane Clipping

Åsmund Birkeland, Stefan Bruckner, Andrea Brambilla and Ivan Viola

Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 905–914, 2012.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8659.2012.03083.x

Publications 2011 [ 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 , 2008 , 2007 , 2006 , 2005 , 2004 , 2003 ]

Volume Analysis Using Multimodal Surface Similarity

Martin Haidacher, Stefan Bruckner, M. Eduard Gröller

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 17, no. 12, pp. 1969–1978, 2011.

DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2011.258

PhD Education Through Apprenticeship

Daniel Patel, M. Eduard Gröller, Stefan Bruckner

In Proceedings of Eurographics 2011 (Education Papers), pp. 23–28, 2011.

Publications 2010 [ 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 , 2008 , 2007 , 2006 , 2005 , 2004 , 2003 ]

Volume Visualization based on Statistical Transfer-Function Spaces

Martin Haidacher, Daniel Patel, Stefan Bruckner, Armin Kanitsar, M. Eduard Gröller

In Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Visualization 2010, pp. 17–24, 2010.

DOI: 10.1109/PACIFICVIS.2010.5429615

Illustrative Focus+Context Approaches in Interactive Volume Visualization

Stefan Bruckner, M. Eduard Gröller, Klaus Mueller, Bernhard Preim, Deborah Silver

In Scientific Visualization: Advanced Concepts, pp. 136–162, 2010.

DOI: 10.4230/DFU.SciViz.2010.136

Result-Driven Exploration of Simulation Parameter Spaces for Visual Effects Design

Stefan Bruckner, Torsten Möller

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 1467–1475, 2010.

DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2010.190

Isosurface Similarity Maps

Stefan Bruckner, Torsten Möller

Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 773–782, 2010. EuroVis 2010 Best Paper Award.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8659.2009.01689.x

Hybrid Visibility Compositing and Masking for Illustrative Rendering

Stefan Bruckner, Peter Rautek, Ivan Viola, Mike Roberts, Mario Costa Sousa, M. Eduard Gröller

Computers & Graphics, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 361–369, 2010.

DOI: 10.1016/j.cag.2010.04.003

A Multidirectional Occlusion Shading Model for Direct Volume Rendering

Veronika Šoltészová, Daniel Patel, Stefan Bruckner, Ivan Viola

Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 883–891, 2010.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8659.2009.01695.x

Dynamic Focus+Context for Volume Rendering

Peter Sikachev, Peter Rautek, Stefan Bruckner, M. Eduard Gröller

In Proceedings of VMV 2010, pp. 331–338, 2010.

DOI: 10.2312/PE/VMV/VMV10/331-338

Seismic Volume Visualization for Horizon Extraction

Daniel Patel, Stefan Bruckner, Ivan Viola, M. Eduard Gröller

In Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Visualization 2010, pp. 73–80, 2010.

DOI: 10.1109/PACIFICVIS.2010.5429605

Publications 2009 [ 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 , 2008 , 2007 , 2006 , 2005 , 2004 , 2003 ]

Instant Volume Visualization using Maximum Intensity Difference Accumulation

Stefan Bruckner, M. Eduard Gröller

Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 775–782, 2009.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8659.2009.01474.x

Contextual Picking of Volumetric Structures

Peter Kohlmann, Stefan Bruckner, Armin Kanitsar, M. Eduard Gröller

In Proceedings of the IEEE Pacific Visualization 2009, pp. 185–192, 2009.

DOI: 10.1109/PACIFICVIS.2009.4906855

BrainGazer - Visual Queries for Neurobiology Research

Stefan Bruckner, Veronika Šoltészová, M. Eduard Gröller, Jiří Hladůvka, Katja Bühler and Jai Yu, Barry Dickson

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 1497–1504, 2009.

DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2009.121

Publications 2008 [ 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 , 2008 , 2007 , 2006 , 2005 , 2004 , 2003 ]

Information-based Transfer Functions for Multimodal Visualization

Martin Haidacher, Stefan Bruckner, Armin Kanitsar, M. Eduard Gröller

In Proceedings of VCBM 2008, pp. 101–108, 2008.

DOI: 10.2312/VCBM/VCBM08/101-108

Illustrative visualization: new technology or useless tautology?

Peter Rautek, Stefan Bruckner, Ivan Viola, M. Eduard Gröller

ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics, vol. 42, no. 3, 2008.

DOI: 10.1145/1408626.1408633

Obscurance-based Volume Rendering Framework

Marc Ruiz, Imma Boada, Ivan Viola, Stefan Bruckner, Miquel Feixas, Mateu Sbert

In Proceedings of Volume Graphics 2008, pp. 113–120, 2008.

DOI: 10.2312/VG/VG-PBG08/113-120

Similarity-based Exploded Views

Marc Ruiz, Ivan Viola, Imma Boada, Stefan Bruckner, Miquel Feixas, Mateu Sbert

In Proceedings of Smart Graphics 2008, pp. 154–165, 2008.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-85412-8_14

Integrating Volume Visualization Techniques Into Medical Applications

Stefan Bruckner, Peter Kohlmann, Armin Kanitsar, M. Eduard Gröller

In Proceedings of ISBI 2008, pp. 820–823, 2008.

DOI: 10.1109/ISBI.2008.4541122

LiveSync++: Enhancements of an Interaction Metaphor

Peter Kohlmann, Stefan Bruckner, Armin Kanitsar, M. Eduard Gröller

In Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2008, pp. 81–88, 2008.

Interaction-Dependent Semantics for Illustrative Volume Rendering

Peter Rautek, Stefan Bruckner, M. Eduard Gröller

Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 847–854, 2008.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8659.2008.01216.x

Interactive Illustrative Volume Visualization

Stefan Bruckner

PhD Thesis, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 2008.

Publications 2007 [ 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 , 2008 , 2007 , 2006 , 2005 , 2004 , 2003 ]

Enhancing Depth-Perception with Flexible Volumetric Halos

Stefan Bruckner, M. Eduard Gröller

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 1344–1351, 2007.

DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2007.70555

LiveSync: Deformed Viewing Spheres for Knowledge-Based Navigation

Peter Kohlmann, Stefan Bruckner, Armin Kanitsar, M. Eduard Gröller

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 1544–1551, 2007.

DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2007.70576

Semantic Layers for Illustrative Volume Rendering

Peter Rautek, Stefan Bruckner, M. Eduard Gröller

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 1336–1343, 2007.

DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2007.70591

Evaluation of a Bricked Volume Layout for a Medical Workstation based on Java

Peter Kohlmann, Stefan Bruckner, Armin Kanitsar, M. Eduard Gröller

Journal of WSCG, vol. 15, no. 1-3, pp. 83–90, 2007.

Style Transfer Functions for Illustrative Volume Rendering

Stefan Bruckner, M. Eduard Gröller

Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 715–724, 2007. Eurographics 2007 3rd Best Paper Award.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8659.2007.01095.x

Publications 2006 [ 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 , 2008 , 2007 , 2006 , 2005 , 2004 , 2003 ]

Illustrative Context-Preserving Exploration of Volume Data

Stefan Bruckner, Sören Grimm, Armin Kanitsar, M. Eduard Gröller

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 1559–1569, 2006.

DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2006.96

Exploded Views for Volume Data

Stefan Bruckner, M. Eduard Gröller

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 1077–1084, 2006.

DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2006.140

D2VR: High Quality Volume Rendering of Projection-based Volumetric Data

Peter Rautek, Balázs Csebfalvi, Sören Grimm, Stefan Bruckner, M. Eduard Gröller

In Proceedings of EuroVis 2006, no. In Proceedings of EuroVis, pp. 211–218, 2006.

DOI: 10.2312/VisSym/EuroVis06/211-218

Publications 2005 [ 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 , 2008 , 2007 , 2006 , 2005 , 2004 , 2003 ]

MammoExplorer: An Advanced CAD Application for Breast DCE-MRI

Ernesto Coto, Sören Grimm, Stefan Bruckner, M. Eduard Gröller, Armin Kanitsar, Omaira Rodriguez

In Proceedings of VMV 2005, pp. 91–98, 2005.

VolumeShop: An Interactive System for Direct Volume Illustration

Stefan Bruckner, M. Eduard Gröller

In Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2005, pp. 671–678, 2005.

DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.2005.1532856

Illustrative Context-Preserving Volume Rendering

Stefan Bruckner, Sören Grimm, Armin Kanitsar, M. Eduard Gröller

In Proceedings of EuroVis 2005, pp. 69–76, 2005.

DOI: 10.2312/VisSym/EuroVis05/069-076

Publications 2004 [ 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 , 2008 , 2007 , 2006 , 2005 , 2004 , 2003 ]

A Refined Data Addressing and Processing Scheme to Accelerate Volume Raycasting

Sören Grimm, Stefan Bruckner, Armin Kanitsar, M. Eduard Gröller

Computers & Graphics, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 719–729, 2004.

DOI: 10.1016/j.cag.2004.06.010

Memory Efficient Acceleration Structures and Techniques for CPU-based Volume Raycasting of Large Data

Sören Grimm, Stefan Bruckner, Armin Kanitsar, M. Eduard Gröller

In Proceedings of IEEE VolVis 2004, pp. 1–8, 2004.

DOI: 10.1109/SVVG.2004.8

Flexible Direct Multi-Volume Rendering in Interactive Scenes

Sören Grimm, Stefan Bruckner, Armin Kanitsar, M. Eduard Gröller

In Proceedings of VMV 2004, pp. 386–379, 2004.

VOTS: VOlume doTS as a Point-Based Representation of Volumetric Data

Sören Grimm, Stefan Bruckner, Armin Kanitsar, M. Eduard Gröller

Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 668–661, 2004.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8659..00798.x

Efficient Volume Visualization of Large Medical Datasets

Stefan Bruckner

Master's Thesis, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 2004.

Efficient Volume Visualization of Large Medical Datasets

Stefan Bruckner

In Proceedings of CESCG 2004, 2004. CESCG 2004 Best Paper Award and Best Presentation Award.

Publications 2003 [ 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 , 2008 , 2007 , 2006 , 2005 , 2004 , 2003 ]

The Inverse Warp: Non-Invasive Integration of Shear-Warp Volume Rendering into Polygon Rendering Pipelines

Stefan Bruckner, Dieter Schmalstieg, Helwig Hauser, M. Eduard Gröller

In Proceedings of VMV 2003, pp. 529–536, 2003.






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