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Persoonlijk profiel


“If you know what to look for, you will find possible applications for geometric algorithms everywhere.”

Research profile

Wouter Meulemans is an assistant professor in the Applied Geometric Algorithms group at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research interests lie in the areas of algorithms, computational geometry and information visualization, particularly in the context of (geo)spatial applications.

A common theme throughout much of his research is the concept of spatially informative visualization: that is, spatial accuracy is not the ultimate goal but is controlled in favor of efficacious visualization. The developed methods are supported by geometric algorithms to ensure provable guarantees on quality and efficiency of solutions.

Specific areas of expertise include cartographic schematization, similarity measures and set visualization. Automated schematization is about computing effective and stylistic visual objects using only a few geometric primitives to adequately represent complex ones. Similarity measures play a key role here, in quantifying what “adequate” means and to describe how geometric objects relate. Set visualization is a technique to support the analysis of sets and their relations.

Academic background

Wouter Meulemans obtained his Master’s degree (with honors) in Computer Science at TU/e in 2010 and simultaneously participated in the Honors Research Programme. He obtained his PhD (with honors) in Computational Geometry in 2014 at the same university. Afterwards, Wouter became a postdoc at the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität, Münster (2015) and Marie-Curie fellow at City, University of London (2015-2016). At the end of 2016, he returned to TU/e as an assistant professor in the Applied Geometric Algorithms group. Wouter also participated in Faces of Science, an initiative of the KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences) and De Jonge Akademie to provide (high-school) students insight into the work of a scientist and enthuse them to pursue a scientific career.

Affiliated with

  • Data Science Center Eindhoven (DSC/e)

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • HERE Global B.V.
  • Fugro NL Land B.V.

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Drawing (graphics) Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Polygon Rekenkunde
Curve Rekenkunde
Experiments Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Polynomials Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Kinetics Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Visualization Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Grid Rekenkunde

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Computing stable Demers cartograms

Nickel, S., Sondag, M., Meulemans, W., Chimani, M., Kobourov, S., Peltonen, J. & Nöllenburg, M., 2019, 27th International Symposium Graph Drawing and Network Visualization (GD). Archambault, D. & Tóth, C. D. (redactie). Cham: Springer, blz. 46-60 15 blz. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11904 LNCS).

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Linear programming
Quality Measures

Concentric Set Schematization

Bekos, M. A., Frank, F., Meulemans, W., Rodgers, P. & Schulz, A., 2019. 2 blz.

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Convex polygons in Cartesian products

De Carufel, J. L., Dumitrescu, A., Meulemans, W., Ophelders, T., Pennarun, C., Tóth, C. D. & Verdonschot, S., 1 jun 2019, 35th International Symposium on Computational Geometry, SoCG 2019. Barequet, G. & Wang, Y. (redactie). Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, 17 blz. 22. (Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs); vol. 129).

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1 Citaat (Scopus)

Efficient optimal overlap removal: algorithms and experiments

Meulemans, W., 10 jul 2019, In : Computer Graphics Forum. 38, 3, blz. 713-723 11 blz.

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Computational complexity

Geometry and Generation of a New Graph Planarity Game

Kraaijer, R., van Kreveld, M. J., Meulemans, W. & van Renssen, A., 2019, In : Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications. 23, 4, blz. 603-624

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Algorithms for geographic data

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Foundations of computing

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Efficiently answering Fréchet queries

Auteur: van Diggelen, T., 26 mrt 2018

Begeleider: Buchin, K. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Meulemans, W. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


How path-like is a tree?: compatible transformations from tree to path and vice versa

Auteur: van Garderen, M., 31 okt 2013

Begeleider: Speckmann, B. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Meulemans, W. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Map matching in cartograpic schematization

Auteur: van Hulten, L., 29 jan 2018

Begeleider: Meulemans, W. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & van Goethem, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Modeling and computation of vernacular regions

Auteur: Meulemans, W., 31 aug 2010

Begeleider: de Berg, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Visual conformance checking using BPMN

Auteur: de Bie, B., 27 mei 2019

Begeleider: Meulemans, W. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Scheepens, R. (Externe coach) & Dijkman, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master