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SFB TRR 161 | Quantitative Methods for Visual Computing

The SFB-TRR 161 is a transregional, interdisciplinary research project that connects 17 project teams of the University of Stuttgart, University of Konstanz, and the Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. In collaborative work, the scientists aim to improve the quality of visual computing methods. More than 40 experts in the field of computer science, especially in visualization, visual analytics, computer graphics, and human-computer interaction, are part of the project.

Visual computing is a relatively young discipline that gained its importance with an increasing number of methods, techniques and applications that were developed by computer scientists, engineers, and psychologists during the last years. Quantification is an aspect that is often disregarded in this research field so far, althought it is very important for the effective usage of the developed applications. The SFB-TRR 161 scientists want to make the available methods measurable and quantifiable in regard to their quality and applicability. With studies and interactive analysis, models and measurements, as well as the investigation of algorithms and interaction methods, they want to adapt visual computing techniques to the requirements of different users and applications.

 

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