About 30 scientists research in different areas of scientific visualisation, visual analytics, visual computing and computer graphics, as well as interdisciplinary, applied research. The latter results in a very close co-operation with non-visualization disciplines of the University of Stuttgart.
As part of the Institute for Visualisation and Interactive Systems (VIS), the insitute is embedded into the Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. There is a close cooperation to the other departments of VIS. The academic staff is involved into the teaching program for computer science and software engineering.
High-resolution projection system in the Visualisation Laboratory
VISUS owns a large-area projection screen that is able to display about 88 million pixel on an area of 6 metres width and 2 metres height. This powerwall is used for large high-resolution images in 2D and 3D for research issues.