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:


Successful Presentation at the European Parliament

On Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, three of the international brain initiatives presented their status and achievements at an international workshop named "Understanding the Human Brain - A new era of big neuroscience".
At the co-located exhibition, our group presented a VR-based application visualizing cytoarchitectonical data from the Human Brain.

Nov. 29, 2016

Successful Presentation at "RWTH Science Night“

At this year´s "RWTH Science Night" on November, 11th in the Kármán Auditorium of RWTH Aachen University, we did not only introduced our research group but also teamed up with the Aachener Verfahrenstechnik (AVT), one of the members of the Cluster of Excellence: Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass (CoE TMFB), presenting the visualization of a novel fuel synthesis inside a virtual biorafinery.


Nov. 14, 2016

Jury Member on SciVis 2016

After being the contest co-chair in 2014 and contest chair in 2015, Dr. Bernd Hentschel is a jury member of this year’s Scientific Visualization Contest 2016. Titled with "Particular Ensembles", the contest aims at visualizing the evolution of viscous fingers across time and multiple resolutions and study the variation of this evolution across the provided ensemble.
On Wednesday, October 26, 2016 the results of the contest will be presented at IEEE VIS 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Oct. 26, 2016

Best Poster Award

The Best Poster Award of the 6th IEEE Symposium on Large Data Analysis and Visualization 2016 (LDAV 2016) was given to Dr. Tom Vierjahn for his poster entitled “Correlating Sub-Phenomena in Performance Data in the Frequency Domain”.

Oct. 24, 2016

Trade Magazine "Event Partner" presents aixCAVE

In this year's fifth edition of "Event Partner" (published on October, 10th), a trade magazine for event marketing, the aixCAVE of RWTH Aachen University was presented. The article is also available online (in German only).

Oct. 10, 2016

Concrete Research: Four Labs of RWTH Aachen presented in AN/AZ magazin

On Saturday, October 8th, 2016, the AN/AN magazin gives an insight into four labs of RWTH Aachen University. On of these, is our Virtual Reality lab.

Oct. 8, 2016

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