Welcome to the Visual Computing Institute



The Visual Computing Institute is a research institute within the Computer Science Department at RWTH Aachen University. It brings together all research groups that are addressing the diverse scientific aspects of the generation, processing, analysis, and display of visual data. As such, the VCI covers a very broad spectrum of research competences ranging from geometry processing and computer graphics to computer vision, immersive visualization and simulation. Our mission is to develop innovative methods and algorithms in this area and to create impact in fundamental research as well as in industrial applications. Further information about projects, research, and teaching activities can be found on the individual group websites:


News

If you are interest in a student worker position dealing with context menus in immersive, virtual environment, click here.

Oct. 11, 2019

M.Sc. Networked Production Engineering

Networking is tool. Thus, the highly interdisciplinary Master program Networked Production Engineering” (NPE) enables students to obtain technology-related qualifications for our increasingly networked world of work. Thereby three specialization are offered: Additive Manufacturing, Smart Factory, and E-Mobility. Obviously, Virtual Reality as smart technology - to take production to the networked level - is one of many important aspects here.

Interested in finding out more? Watch NPE's imagefilm here and see our aixCAVE at 1:09.

Oct. 11, 2019

We have a paper on Inter-Surface Maps at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019.

Aug. 26, 2019

Sebastian Pick receives doctoral degree from RWTH Aachen University

Today, our colleague Sebastian Pick successfully passed his Ph.D. defense and received a doctoral degree from RWTH Aachen University for his thesis on "Interactive Data Annotation for Virtual Reality Applications". Congratulations!

July 15, 2019

Successful Presentations at ISC'19

At this year's International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) exhibition in Frankfurt, scientists of JARA-HPC have presented an application based on Unreal Engine for visualizing a direct numerical simulation of early flame kernel development. In the interactive exhibit, the visitors of the booth were provided with stereo glasses and flysticks to interactively explore the combustion simulation projected through the display wall. The application has gathered interest from a wide range of people, ranging from youth interested in utilization of game engines for scientific visualization, to domain scientists asking the specifics of the direct numerical simulation in display. The responses were overall positive, and included valuable feedback for further development. A particular theme was extension of the immersive visualization environment to arbitrary datasets.

June 20, 2019

Astronauts Cassidy and Hansen Visting Virtual AMS-02

The astronauts Christopher J. Cassidy (US) and Jeremy R. Hansen (Canada) are preparing for one of the most demanding missions in space: Replacing the cooling system at the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer AMS-02 on the International Space Station ISS in at least five intensive space operations.
As the new cooling system was developed by RWTH, in close collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, NASA, and other partners, the astronauts visited Aachen to become familiar with the cooling system's technology. During their stay, they also visited our aixCAVE to experience a full-scale, virtual AMS-02, a demo prepared by Prof. Roßmann's Institute for Man-Machine Interaction.
News regarding this spectacular visit can, e.g., be found here (University news: visit announcement), here (University news: visit retrospective) and here (video by Aachener Nachrichten, German).

May 21, 2019

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