Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Jürgen Waser

Jürgen Waser is a researcher and project leader at the VRVis Research Center for Virtual Reality and Visualization. He is head of the Integrated Simulations Group. Since completion of his master studies in Technical Physics, he has been working in the area of flood simulation and visualization. His PhD thesis "Visual Steering to Support Decision Making in Visdom" demonstrates Visdom as a decision support system for flood management. Jürgen Waser is a core developer and co-founder of the Visdom framework.

Research (main areas)

  • Simulation Steering
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visualization Systems
  • Web
  • Flood Simulation


  • Mercur Award, 2nd place, for the Visdom project. Innovation price of the Austrian Economics Chambers.


  • 2017-2020: Floodvisor ii (Project Leader), applied research project, funded by COMET FFG
  • 1/2017-12/2020: HORA 3 (leader of the work package Hydrodynamical Simulations and Visualization), funded by the Ministry of Life and the Austrian Insurance Association
  • 2015-2016: Floodvisor (Project Leader), applied research project, funded by COMET FFG
  • 2012-2015: Scenario Pool (Project Leader), funded by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF) through project ICT12-009
  • 2010-2013: Semantic Steering (Project Leader, together with Eduard Gröller), funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) through project P22543-N23

Current Projects

Former Projects