Informatics Dean Gerti Kappel and TU professors Wolfgang Kastner and Peter Puschner visited the VRVis to learn more about its cutting-edge visual computing research activities.
Dean Gerti Kappel, Wolfgang Kastner, and Peter Puschner from the Department of Informatics at the TU Wien were "guided" through the research work of VRVis by VRVis Managing Director Gerd Hesina and the new and former scientific directors, Katja Bühler and Werner Purgathofer.
Lisa Kellner shows TU Wien professors Wolfgang Kastner and Peter Puschner a demo on point cloud segmentation and 3D reconstruction.
Peter Puschner from TU Wien tries out a virtual reality application for the first time at VRVis. In the XREye application, he tests how different visual impairments change his view of escape route markings and emergency signs.
Thomas Ortner presents PRo3D, the interactive 3D visualization tool that allows planetary researchers to work with high-resolution 3D reconstructions of the surface of Mars.
Jürgen Waser presents the flood simulation software Visdom, which simulates flooding and heavy rainfall events at a speed that is unique so far. By combining simulation, analysis and visualization, Visdom is an innovative and user-friendly tool that supports flood forecasting and prevention as well as rapid decision-making in acute cases.
TU Wien Dean Gerti Kappel and TU Wien Professors Wolfgang Kastner and Peter Puschner showed great interest in the solutions of Andi Reichinger, who has been researching the topic of inclusive art and equal opportunities in cultural education for many years. The tactile reliefs he presented to the TU Vienna Dean's Office, for example, offer visually impaired and blind people the opportunity to perceive and feel paintings in a completely new way.
On June 22, 2022, we welcomed the core team of the dean's office of informatics at TU Wien at VRVis. TU Wien and VRVis have been closely linked since the founding of the research center in the year 2000 and can look back on many years of successful cooperation.
In addition to the status quo, the future and the shaping of new research plans were also on the meeting's agenda because the productive alliance between the university and COMET Competence Center brings today's research and innovation to where it will be needed tomorrow. From which the next generation of researchers can also benefit enormously.