Donnerstag, 16. April 2015, 18:15 - 19:45 iCal

CogSci Talk | Torsten Möller

"Visual Tools for Decision Making"

Hörsaal 3D (HS) im Neuen Institutsgebäude (NIG)
Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Wien


About the talk

In this talk I will briefly give an introduction to the academic field of visualization and its principles. I will highlight the power of visual supported analysis of computational simulations. I will first give a detailed example from our own work -- a tool for fisheries managers (Vismon). Based on an analysis of numerous other tools we have created as well as a review of 21 different application scenarios, I will make the case that visual support greatly facilitates the understanding of these complex systems leading to faster workflows and a better decision process. Some of the challenges to be tackled include the communication of uncertainty as well as the consideration of multiple objectives. For more information: Opens external link in new

About the speaker

Torsten Möller is a professor at the University of Vienna, Austria, where he heads the research group on Visualization and Data Analysis. Between 1999 and 2012 he served as a Computing Science faculty member at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He received his PhD in Computer and Information Science from Ohio State University in 1999 and a Vordiplom (BSc) in mathematical computer science from Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM, and a member of Eurographics. His research interests include algorithms and tools for analyzing and displaying data with principles rooted in computer graphics, image processing, visualization and human-computer interaction.

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