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I am a senior research scientist (directeur de recherche) with the AVIZ project team at INRIA-Saclay, south of Paris in France.

I am member of the Scientific Visualization and Computer Graphics research group within the Johann Bernoulli Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Since September 2010,

My research focuses on interactive scientific visualization and illustrative rendering, using methods from computer graphics, non-photorealistic rendering (NPR), and human-computer interaction. I am specifically interested in (2D and, in particular, 3D) interaction techniques for work with illustrative visualizations on large, touch-sensitive displays as well as illustrative visualization that is inspired by traditional illustration.

I am currently looking for good PhD students or post-docs with a solid background in computer graphics and/or visualization who are interested in working with me on topics in interactive visualization and illustrative rendering. Please contact me by e-mail if you are interested.

News and Upcoming Events

May 2015 I will present a keynote on “Illustrative Molecular Visualizations” at the conference of the “Groupe Thématique Enzymes” of the Société Française de Biochimie et Biologie Moléculaire and the “Groupe Graphisme & Modélisation Moléculaire”.
May 2015 I will co-present a tutorial on the “Tools & Techniques for Direct Volume Interaction” at Eurographics 2015.
April 2015

We will present the paperLightweight Relief Shearing for Enhanced Terrain Perception on Interactive Maps” at ACM CHI 2015. The paper receives a Best Paper Award.

January 2015 Our journal article on the “Exploration of the Brain’s White Matter Structure through Visual Abstraction and Multi-Scale Local Fiber Tract Contraction” was accepted to IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.
January 2015 Bart Postma started as a new PhD student, working with me on visualization of structural and functional connectivity in the brain.
December 2014 A survey paper of mine on Illustrative Visualization Techniques for Diffusion-Weighted MRI Tractography was accepted; it will appear as a chapter in the upcoming Springer book on “Visualization and Processing of Tensors and Higher Order Descriptors for Multi-Valued Data”.
November 2014 I co-organized the Beliv 2014 workshop on “Beyond Time And Errors: Novel Evaluation Methods For Visualization”.
November 2014 We presented two posters at IEEE VIS, one on “Visualization According To Research Paper Keywords” and one on “Tablet-Based Interaction for Immersive 3D Data Exploration”. For the former check out our keyword search tool.
November 2014 Lonni Besançon started as my new PhD student, working on interactive visualization using touch input and tangibles.
October 2014 I gave an invited talk at Microsoft's eScience Workshop 2014 in Brazil about my work on tTouch interaction with scientific visualizations.
August 2014 I gave a journal talk at Expressive 2014 in Vancouver about my work on Visual Abstraction and Stylization of Maps.
July 2014 My “BrainVis” grant was funded on the visualization of structural and functional connectivity in the brain, the application deadline is September 15.
July 2014 I gave an invited lecture on “Innovative Interactive Systems for (Medical) Visualization” at the summer school of the “Software for the Use of Multi-Modality images in External Radiotherapy (SUMMER)” FP7 EU project.
June 2014 I gave an invited talk on direct-touch interaction for scientific visualization at the Forum on Tactile and Gestural Interaction in Tourcoing, France.

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