• P.O. Box, MetaForum

    5600 MB Eindhoven


  • Groene Loper 5, MetaForum

    5612 AP Eindhoven



Introductie / missie

Visualization research develops new methods to present large data collections in new insightful ways. The human eye, human interaction and design are key to this research.

Highlighted phrase

Leveraging human insight into data patterns.

Over de organisatie

Data Visualization, chaired by Jack van Wijk, exploits the unique capabilities of the human visual system to detect patterns and trends in imagery. The mission of Visualization (VIS) is to develop methods, techniques and tools that enable people to obtain insights into data via interactive computer graphics. This allows users to discover patterns and outliers in data that would be very difficult to find without the aid of the human mind. Systems can be analyzed and optimized significantly faster than using traditional analysis methods.

The central research question is how data should be presented and interacted with so that this process is most efficient and effective. Our approach in this area is characterized by the application of know-how from computer graphics and human computer interaction and by an experimental approach involving fast prototyping, close cooperation with end users, and validation in practice. Scalability of methods is a key.

The group currently specializes in the following areas: 

Information visualization
We study how large amounts of abstract data, such as trees and networks, can be visualized. Typical use cases are the visualization of the contents of a computer hard disk and the visualization of the structure of a large software system. 

Visual analytics
Huge data sets can only be dealt with via tight integration of visualization and methods from machine learning, data mining, and statistics. We study how to take advantage of the strengths of humans and computers, and how to steer and obtain insight into automated methods.

Most projects are carried out in collaboration with companies and other research groups within Mathematics & Computer Science. Application areas include digital pathology, epidemiology, and other healthcare topics, bioinformatics, computer network traffic analysis, multimedia analytics, insurance, and network analysis.

JADS, SynerScope BV,  ProcessGold BV, Philips Research, RIVM, Achmea

Vingerafdruk Duik in de onderzoeksthema's waar Visualization actief is. Deze onderwerplabels komen voort uit het werk van deze leden van de organisatie. Samen vormen ze een unieke vingerafdruk.

Visualization Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Virtual reality Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Drawing (graphics) Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Trajectories Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Hardware Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen

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Onderzoeksoutput 2001 2019

Advanced light-field refocusing through tomographic modeling of the photographed scene

Viganò, N., Gil, P. M., Herzog, C., de la Rochefoucauld, O., van Liere, R. & Batenburg, K. J., 1 jun 2019, In : Optics Express. 27, 6, blz. 7834-7856 23 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
point spread functions
frequency response

Algorithms for visualization in digital humanities

Castermans, T. H. A., 29 aug 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 185 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: ScriptieDissertatie 1 (Onderzoek TU/e / Promotie TU/e)Academic

Open Access

An interactive web-based visual analytics tool for detecting strategic eye movement patterns

Burch, M., Kumar, A. & Timmermans, N., 25 jun 2019, Proceedings - ETRA 2019: 2019 ACM Symposium On Eye Tracking Research and Applications. Spencer, S. N. (redactie). New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 5 blz. 93

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

Eye movements
Eye Movements
Directed graphs


Eurovis 2019 Honorable Mention

Humberto Garcia Caballero (Ontvanger), Michel Westenberg (Ontvanger), Binyam Gebre (Ontvanger) & Jack van Wijk (Ontvanger), 7 jun 2019

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk


Activiteiten 2006 2017

  • 1 Congres
  • 1 Redactioneel werk
  • 1 Aangemelde presentatie

2017 IEEE Visualization Conference (VIS), 29 September - 7 October 2017, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Bram Cappers (Bijdrager), J.J. van Wijk (Bijdrager)
1 okt 20176 okt 2017

Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementCongresWetenschappelijk

Semantic Network Traffic Analysis using Deep Packet Inspection and Visual Analytics

Bram Cappers (Spreker), J.J. van Wijk (Spreker)
19 mrt 201720 mrt 2017

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesAangemelde presentatieWetenschappelijk


IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Tijdschrift)

Jack van Wijk (Lid redactieraad)

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk


The Science of Visualization

Jack van Wijk


1 item van media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar


An efficient end-to-end object detection pipeline on GPU using CUDA

Auteur: Wang, X., 24 jun 2019

Begeleider: Jalba, A. (Afstudeerdocent 1)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Automatic selection of outlier detection techniques

Auteur: Chouksey, V., 24 sep 2018

Begeleider: Vanschoren, J. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Jalba, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Fahland, D. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Calibrating the Manus VR Glove: improving calibration for the Manus VR flex sensor glove using ground truths

Auteur: Wokke, S., 24 apr 2017

Begeleider: van Liere, R. (Afstudeerdocent 1), van Schoubroeck, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Buchin, K. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master