Visual Computing (Visualization, Rendering, Visual Analytics, Computer Vision and Virtual Reality) has nowadays become a key technology for industry and society. The clear preparation of ever increasing amounts of data as well as the creation of digital clones from real objects are enabling an efficient handling of information. New fields of research, production- and operation methods are realized which would have been unthinkable only a few years back.
VRVis is Austria’s leading research company in the field of Visual Computing. Together with the Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms at the Vienna University of Technology and the Visualization Commission of the Austrian Academy of Science VRVis forms one of the largest computer graphics research groups in Europe.
Currently VRVis employs about 45 highly qualified researchers at the TechGate in Vienna. It is an active partner for research initiatives of the federal government and the City of Vienna. Its higher aim is to strengthen the innovation and competitiveness of Austria.
VRVis will bring in expertise in visualisation and rendering and develop the BRDF shading engine as well as the www-accessed panoramic viewer.
Dr. Gerd Hesina
Gerd Hesina has experience in software development in various programming languages for 23 years, experience in 3D visualisation projects for 12 years and is senior researcher at the VRVis research center. He is author and co-author of several internationally refereed scientific papers. In addition to his work at VRVis he is also lecturing at the “Fachhochschule Technikum Wien”.
Dr. Robert F. Tobler
Robert Tobler is senior researcher at the VRVis research center with experience in both real-time rendering and light simulation. He has co-authored a number of internationally refereed scientific papers in the fields of photo-realistic rendering, real-time rendering and virtual environments. In addition to his work at VRVis he is also lecturing at the Vienna University of Technology.
Dr. Christoph Traxler
Dr. Christoph TraxlerChristoph Traxler is a computer scientist, primarily doing applied research in nationally (FWF, WWTF, FIT-IT) and internationally (EU FP5-FP6) funded projects. He was author or co-author of the proposals for most of these projects and also coordinated some of them. Beside that he has gained a lot of practical experience as developer in computer graphics, focusing on real-time rendering and augmented reality. he has (co)-authored a number of internationally refereed scientific papers in the fields of computer graphics. In addition to his work at VRVis he is also lecturing at the Vienna University of Technology.