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:


21th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA21)

Andrea Bönsch presented a paper at the 21th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents. Additionally, her student David Hashem submitted a GALA video showcasing the respective application of a virtual museum's curator who either guides the user or accompanies the user on his or free exploration. The video won the ACM IVA 2021 GALA Audience Award. Congratulations!

Sept. 17, 2021

ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP2021)

Jonathan Ehret presented joined work with the RWTH Institute for Hearing Technology and Acoustics and the Cologne IfL Phonetik on the Influence of Prosody and Embodiment on the Perceived Naturalness of a Conversational Agents’ Speech. During the peer-reviewing process, the paper was invited and accepted to the Journal Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP). Congratulations!

Sept. 16, 2021

Best Paper Award

Our paper "Fast Corotated Elastic SPH Solids with Implicit Zero-Energy Mode Control" got the best paper award at the ACM SIGGRAPH / EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Computer Animation 2021.

Sept. 10, 2021


Andrea Bönsch presented a poster on Indirect User Guidance by Pedestrians in Virtual Environments during the International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence and Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments (ICAT-EGVE 2021).

Sept. 9, 2021

Med&BioVis Workshop 2021

Marcel Krüger gave a talk introducing "Insite - A Pipeline for the Interactive Analysis of Neuronal Network Simulations via NEST, TVB, and ARBOR" on the Med&BioVis Workshop of GI Fachgruppe Visual Computing in Biology and Medicine.

Sept. 3, 2021

DAGA 2021

Our group was involved in three presentations at this year's DAGA, 47th Annual Conference on Acoustics. While Jonathan Ehret talked about "Speech Source Directivity for Embodied Conversational Agents", our colleagues from RWTH Institute for Hearing Technology and Acoustics presented joint work on "Prosodic and Visual Naturalness of Dialogs Presented by Conversational Virtual Agents" and our AUDICTIVE project on listening to, and remembering conversations between two talkers.

Aug. 18, 2021

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