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Prof. Dr. Markus Hadwiger

Associate Professor

Visual Computing Center, Bldg. 1, Office 2119
4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia

+966 (0) 12-808-0260

markus.hadwiger@kaust.edu.sa

Research Interests

​Prof. Hadwiger’s research interests are in scientific visualization and visual computing. They specifically focus on the visualization of extreme-scale data, volume visualization, medical visualization, large-scale image and volume processing, multi-resolution techniques, data streaming and out-of-core processing, domain-specific languages for visualization, interactive segmentation, and GPU algorithms and architecture.

Education profile

  • Ph.D. Computer Science, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 2004
  • Dipl.-Ing. (MSc), Computer Science, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 2000

Professional Profile

  • 2014 - : Associate Professor of Computer Science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2009 – 2014: Assistant Professor of Computer Science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2004 – 2009: Senior Researcher for Visualization at the VRVis Research Center, Vienna, Austria.
  • 2000 - 2004: Researcher in Basic Research on Visualization and Medical Visualization, VRVis Research Center, Vienna, Austria.

Awards

  • Honorable Mention for Best Paper Award (top four papers) at IEEE Information Visualization 2014.
  • Best Poster Award at Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis 2014).
  • Honorable Mention for Best Paper Award (top five papers) at IEEE Pacific Visualization 2013.
  • Honorable Mention for Best Paper Award (top three papers) at IEEE Scientific Visualization 2012.
  • Best Application Paper Award at IEEE Visualization 2007.

KAUST Affiliations

  • Visual Computing Center (VCC)
  • Division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE)

Recent Publications

2019

Time-Dependent Flow seen through Approximate Observer Killing Fields

M. Hadwiger, M. Mlejnek, T. Theußl, P. Rautek
IEEE Scientific Visualization 2018

Culling for Extreme-Scale Segmentation Volumes: A Hybrid Deterministic and Probabilistic Approach

J. Beyer, H. Mohammed, M. Agus, A. Al-Awami, H. Pfister, M. Hadwiger
IEEE Scientific Visualization 2018

2018

A Lagrangian Method for Extracting Eddy Boundaries in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden

A. Friederici, H. Kele, I. Hoteit, T. Weinkauf, H. Theisel, M. Hadwiger
IEEE Scientific Visualization 2018 Short Papers

Abstractocyte: A Visual Tool for Exploring Nanoscale Astroglial Cells

H. Mohammed, A. Al-Awami, J. Beyer, C. Cali, P. Magistretti, H. Pfister, M. Hadwiger
IEEE Scientific Visualization 2017

Screen-Space Normal Distribution Function Caching for Consistent Multi-Resolution Rendering of Large Particle Data

M. Ibrahim, P. Wickenhäuser, P. Rautek, G. Reina, M. Hadwiger
IEEE Scientific Visualization 2017

SparseLeap: Efficient Empty Space Skipping for Large-Scale Volume Rendering

M. Hadwiger, A. Al-Awami, J. Beyer, M. Agus, H. Pfister
IEEE Scientific Visualization 2017

2017

2016

JiTTree: A Just-in-Time Compiled Sparse GPU Volume Data Structure

M. Labschütz, S. Bruckner, E. Gröller, M. Hadwiger, P. Rautek
IEEE Scientific Visualization 2015

NeuroBlocks - Visual Tracking of Segmentation and Proofreading for Large Connectomics Projects

A. Al-Awami, J. Beyer, D. Haehn, N. Kasthuri, J. Lichtman, H. Pfister, M. Hadwiger
IEEE Scientific Visualization 2015

2015

A Novel framework for visual detection and exploration of performance bottlenecks in organic photovoltaic solar cell materials

A. Aboulhassan, D. Baum, O. Wodo, B. Ganapathysubramanian, A. Amassian, M. Hadwiger
Eurovis 2015

2014

NeuroLines: A Subway Map Metaphor for Visualizing Nanoscale Neuronal Connectivity

A. Al-Awami, J. Beyer, H. Strobelt, N. Kasthuri, J. Lichtman, H. Pfister, M. Hadwiger
IEEE Information Visualization 2014 (Honorable Mention Best Paper)

Sparse PDF Volumes for Consistent Multi-Resolution Volume Rendering

R. Sicat, J. Krüger, T. Möller, M. Hadwiger
IEEE Scientific Visualization 2014

ViSlang: A System for Interpreted Domain-specific Languages for Scientific Visualization

P. Rautek, S. Bruckner, M. Gröller, M. Hadwiger
IEEE Scientific Visualization 2014

2013

ConnectomeExplorer: Query-Guided Visual Analysis of Large Volumetric Neuroscience Data

J. Beyer, A. Al-Awami, N. Kasthuri, J. Lichtman, H. Pfister, M. Hadwiger
IEEE Scientific Visualization 2013

2012

Sparse PDF Maps for Non-Linear Multi-Resolution Image Operations

M. Hadwiger, R. Sicat, J. Beyer, J. Krüger, T. Möller
ACM Siggraph Asia 2012

Interactive Volume Exploration of Petascale Microscopy Data Streams Using a Visualization-Driven Virtual Memory Approach

M. Hadwiger, J. Beyer, W. Jeong, H. Pfister
IEEE Scientific Visualization 2012 (Honorable Mention Best Paper)

SeiVis: An Interactive Visual Subsurface Modeling Application

T. Höllt, W. Freiler, F. Gschwantner, H. Doleisch, G. Heinemann, M. Hadwiger
IEEE Scientific Visualization 2012