Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Harald Piringer

Senior Researcher

Dr. Harald Piringer studied Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology specializing in computer graphics. After finishing the master degree in 2003, he has been working at the VRVis research center in Vienna, where he was head of the research area Visual Analytics from 2010 to July 2020. Since June 2020 he has been the managing director of the spin-off Visplore GmbH, which was founded together with VRVis. Harald Piringer's research focuses on designing and building interactive visual systems to support tasks like data quality assessment, decision making, and predictive modelling. His research group has been collaborating with partner companies from multiple industries, including automotive, manufacturing, energy, finance, aviation, infrastructure, pharmaceutical, and facility management. Dr. Piringer got his PhD sub auspiciis praesidentis from the Vienna University of Technology in 2012, and has (co-)authored more than 25 publications so far, including the high-impact journals IEEE TVCG and Computer Graphics Forum. He won the best paper awards at EuroVis 2011 and IEEE VAST 2013, recently he was nominated for the eAward 2019 in the category "Industry 4.0".


  • Visual Analytics

  • Information Visualization

  • Visualization for Energy Applications

  • Analytical Software Infrastructures


  • Nominated for eAward 2019 in Category "Industry 4.0"
  • Best Poster Award IEEE VIS 2017 (VAST)
  • Best Proposal Award (call “IKT Wien 2013”)
  • Best Paper Award at VAST 2013
  • Promotio sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae (Ph.D. with highest distinction), June 2012
  • Appreciation Award of Ministry of Science, 2012
  • Best Paper Award EuroVis 2011

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