Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Stefan Maierhofer

Senior Researcher

Stefan Maierhofer is co-founder of the award-winning start-up company Aardworx and senior researcher in the Geospatial Visualization, Semantic Modelling, and Acquisition research group at VRVis.

He studied computer science with a focus on computer graphics and algorithms at the Vienna University of Technology and received his PhD with distinction in 2002. Apart from his interest in visual computing, he also has a solid understanding of software engineering and design due to several years in industry, mainly as an independent consultant.

Areas of research

  • Intelligent modeling and reconstruction
  • Incremental computing and functional reactive systems in visual computing
  • System architecture for visual data processing


  • 2019 ACR Start-up Award for Aardworx

  • 2002 Rigorosum, "passed with distinction" (doctoral examination)

  • 2000 Best Paper Award, CESCG, "A flexible framework for volume tracking"

Research Group