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Recent PhD defense

Today Christopher Brandt successfully defended his thesis, Model Reduction for Interactive Geometry Processing, in Senaatszaal, the Aula. Congratulations to Dr. Brandt!

Dr. Brandt is honored cum laude for his exceptional work carried out during his study here.

Workshop Visual Analytics and Applications

You are all cordially invited to workshop visual analytics and applications, which will take place on 8th of April, from 14:00-17:00 at Pulse-hall 4. Please find detailed program below.

14:00 Jean Daniel Fekete: “Exploring the Evolution of Relationships with Dynamic Hypergraphs”

14:40 Renata Raidou: “Employing Visual Analytics for the Exploration and Prediction”

15:20 Break

15:30 Cagatay Turkay: “Informed computational modelling through visual analytics”

Abstract: With the increasing availability of computational data analysis and modelling tools that can be utilised out-of-the-box, the route from data to results is now much shorter. However, these advancements also come together their own limitations, and a data scientists need to be aware of the pitfalls and act carefully to question every observation and method used within each step of the data analysis process. Visual analytics approaches where interactive visualisations are coupled tightly with the algorithms offer effective methodologies in conducting data science in such inquisitive, rigorous ways. This talk will discuss how visual analytics can facilitate such practices and will look at examples of research on how data can be transformed and visualised creatively in multiple perspectives, on how comparisons can be made within different models, parameters, and within local and global solutions, and on how interaction is an enabler for such processes.

16:10 Thomas Hollt: Cytosplore: Visual Analytics for Single-Cell Profiling of the Immune System
Recent advances in single-cell acquisition technology have led to a shift towards single-cell analysis in many fields of biology. In immunology, detailed knowledge of the cellular composition is of interest, as it can be the cause of deregulated immune responses, which cause diseases. Similarly, vaccination is based on triggering proper immune responses; however, many vaccines are ineffective or only work properly in a subset of those who are vaccinated. Identifying differences in the cellular composition of the immune system in such cases can lead to more precise treatment. Cytosplore is an integrated, interactive visual analysis framework for the exploration of large single-cell datasets. We have developed Cytosplore in close collaboration with immunology researchers and several partners use the software in their daily workflow. Cytosplore enables efficient data analysis and has led to several discoveries alongside high-impact publications.

16:50 end

Prof. Eisemann to Receive 2019 Dutch Prize for ICT Research

Professor Elmar Eisemann – credits Mark Prins

Professor Eisemann is to be awarded the 2019 Dutch prize for ICT research (Nederlandse Prijs voor ICT-onderzoek). The well-deserved award is a recognition for Prof. Eisemann’s research into the accurate, detailed depiction of visualizations using modern graphics hardware. The prize will be officially awarded to Prof. Eisemann during the ICT Open 2019 in Hilversum. Congratulations to Prof. Eisemann!

We have one new PhD joining

We have one new PhD joining our group, Baran Usta, welcome!

Baran got his BSc in Computer Science and Engineering from Sabanci University, Turkey in 2015. He got his MSc in Computer Science and Engineering from the same university in 2018. During his studies, he was an exchange student at TU/e for bachalors and TU Delft for masters.

We have 2 new PhDs joining

We have two new PhDs joining our group, Xuejiao Luo and Annemieke Verbraeck. Welcome!

Xuejiao got her BSc in Electronic Science and Technology from South China University of Technology, China in 2012. She got her masters in Multimédia Networking at Télécom ParisTech, France in 2017.

Annemieke got her BSc in Astronomy from Leiden University and MSc in Computer Science from TU Delft.

Recent PhD defense

Today Timothy R. Kol successfully defended his PhD dissertation, Representing Large Virtual Words, in Senaatszaal, the Aula. Congratulations to Dr. Kol!

Dr. Kol is now a graphics researcher at animation studio OLM Digital in Tokyo, Japan.

Eurographics 2018 registration is now open

Eurographics 2018 takes place in the Netherlands! Eurographics is the flagship event of the Eurographics Asssociation and the top computer graphics conference in Europe. Checkout the program here.

The registration is now open! Early-bird is running until 15th of March. All registration fees include full access to the 5-day conference, all social events, the electronic theater, as well as on-site lunch!

We are looking forward to seeing you in Delft between the 16th-20th of April!



Eurographics 2018 continues a series of conferences organized by the Eurographics Association covering the wide field of Computer Graphics, from rendering techniques to geometry and mesh processing, as well as computer animation and physical simulation.

The 39th Eurographics conference will be held on April 16-20, 2018 in Delft, The Netherlands. Delft University of Technology will host the conference.

For more information, please go to:


Two MSc theses successfully defended this week

Berend Klein-Haneveld and Cees-Willem Hofstede successfully defended their theses in our group this week.

Main interface of Berend Klein-Haneveld's RegistrationShop with two CT lung datasets. The fixed volume is visible on the left side, the moving volume on the right and the view in the middle shows the current registration result of the two volumes.
Main interface of Berend Klein-Haneveld’s RegistrationShop with two CT lung datasets.

On Wednesday, the 26th of March, Berend defended his thesis “RegistrationShop – an interactive 3D medical volume registration tool”. In his work he developed RegistrationShop as a tool that aims to make the complex process of 3D volume registration easier by providing simple interaction techniques and real-time visual feedback of the current registration results. Users are able to place landmarks in 3D either by surface picking or by tracing a ray through the volume until the desired location is reached. During the registration process they are provided with visualizations of both the moving and fixed volumes as well as the current registration result in a combined view.

The Online Anatomical Human with a 3D model of the pelvis and linked orthogonal planes containing cryosectional data and label information.
The Online Anatomical Human with a 3D model of the pelvis and linked orthogonal planes containing cryosectional data and label information.

On Friday, the 28th of March, Cees-Willem defended his thesis “The Online Anatomical Human – an online browser and annotation system for real human anatomy”. He worked on bringing anatomical education to a web browser, by creating an online environment in which a 3D anatomical model of the pelvis is linked to 2D medical imaging data. Users are able to annotate structures directly on the 3D mesh using landmark, brush and line tools and can enrich the model with their annotations.  Both theses were supervised by Charl Botha, Anna Vilanova and Noeska Smit.

We’d like to congratulate Berend en Cees-Willem on their Master of Science titles!