Helwig Hauser, University of Bergen,

(currently on sabbatical with TU Delft in The Netherlands)

Integrating Computational Data Analysis with Interactive Visual Data Exploration


Monday 14th May

14:00 - 15:30

A130 (College Building, First Floor)


With the increasing prevalence of large and multi-faceted datasets in many different applications, the challenge of effectively and efficiently interpreting the data is becoming increasingly pressing. Different approaches to coping with this challenge are promising, including statistical data analysis and interactive visualization.

In this talk, we focus on how interactive visual data exploration can complement automatically optimized solutions for computational data analysis, and we consider potential benefits of both approaches and how to possibly integrate them (in the sense of combining the best of two worlds). We also look at selected examples, including hypothesis generation and the externalization of findings from interactive data exploration.

Short Bio: Helwig Hauser ( graduated in 1995 from the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) in Austria and finished his PhD project on the visualization of dynamical systems (flow visualization) in 1998. In 2003, he did his Habilitation at TU Wien, entitled ''Generalizing Focus+Context Visualization''. After first working for TU Wien as assistant and later as assistant professor (1994–), he changed to the then new VRVis Research Center in 2000 (having been one of the founding team), where he led the basic research group on interactive visualization (until 2003), before he then became the scientific director of VRVis. Since 2007, he is professor in visualization at the University of Bergen in Norway, where he built up a new research group on visualization, see