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Forschungsgruppe VDA

Über uns

Welcome to the VDA (Visualization and Data Analysis) group! We are a group of diverse people with the aim to create better tools and algorithms for analyzing and displaying data. Our roots can be found in areas such as computer graphics, image processing, and human-computer interaction, our current focus aligns well with the challenges presented by the field of data science.
Our overall goal is to help users of various backgrounds gain insight into their data, with a focus on visual tools for data analysis. Here we typically have to overcome four challenges:

a. Understanding the user
Using methods of Human-Computer-Interaction and Psychology, we are studying the needs and workflows of scientists, physicians, business analysts and the general public, as well as the characteristics of the data they have to analyze.

b. Mathematical modeling
By applying methods from mathematics, statistics and signal processing, we are developing novel algorithms that help to derive models of real-world problems from the data and to find novel solutions.

c. Visual design
We develop innovative visual encoding and interaction techniques that will enable users to gain insight into and work more efficiently with their data.

d. Tool development
Finally, we strive to provide efficient software tools that can be seamlessly incorporated into existing workflows and processes of the users and therefore guarantee maximum practical impact.


Leitung Forschungsgruppe
Administratives Personal
Wissenschaftliches und lehrendes Personal
Technisches Personal
Fakultät für Informatik
Universität Wien

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1090 Wien