Alexander Bock

PhD Student

Contact Information

Office: K2 - 2068

Background

November 2015 - December 2015 Visiting Research Scholar at the Community Coordinated Modeling Center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
2011 - … Ph.D. in Visualization and Interaction – Linköping University, Sweden
Dec 2010 Research Engineer for the Voreen project – University of Münster, Germany
2008 - Nov 2010 Student assistant for the Voreen project – University of Münster, Germany
2007 - 2008 Teaching Assistant for an undergraduate course in Computer Science – University of Münster, Germany
2005 - Nov 2010 Diploma work¹² in Computer Science (Minor: Applied Physics) – University of Münster, Germany

¹ equivalent to M.Sc
² Thesis: Volume Fusion and Material-based Techniques for Multimodal Visualization

Research Interests

  • Real-time visualization
  • Non-cartesian coordinate systems
  • Real-time curvilinear raycasting
  • Large datasets and streaming
  • Point Cloud Rendering
  • Astrovisualization and Space Weather Prediction

Prizes and Awards

  • IEEE Vis 2014: Best Scientific Visualization Poster: VCMass: A Framework for Verification of Coronal Mass Ejection Ensemble Simulations
  • IEEE Vis 2015: Best Scientific Visualization Poster: OpenSpace: Public Dissemination of Space Mission Profiles

Previous and Ongoing Projects

Research Projects
  • Interactive Space Weather Visualization
  • Hybrid data fusion
  • Urban Search & Rescue-focused Point Cloud Rendering
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Interventions
  • Real-time Finite Element Model Rendering
Software Projects
  • Voreen – Volume Rendering Engine
  • Doreen – A Voreen port for multi-pipeline, stereoscopic display systems
  • OpenSpace – Open Source Space Visualization

Master Theses (Exjobb)

2015Tomas Forsyth Rosin
Emil Axelsson
Spatial­temporal Multi­modal Visualization of Volumetric Simulation and In Situ Satellite Data
2015Karl-Johan KrantzCross-Platform Post-Mortem Analysis in a Distributed Continuous Integration System
2015Anton ArbringPublic Dissemination of Deep Space Missions through Immersive Visualization
2014Hans-Christian HelltegenVisualizing Space Weather: Acquiring and Rendering Data of Earth's Magnetosphere
2014Victor SandDynamic Visualization of Space Weather Data
2013Martin TörnrosInteractive Visualization of Space Weather Data
2012 Sandra Stendahl Visualization of Ferroelectric and Polarization Domains in Barium Titanate

Collaborations

The Community Coordinated Modeling Center provides access to simulations done on Coronal Mass Ejections, which have a big effect on Space Weather

Publications

Publications in 2015
Alexander Bock, Asher Pembroke, M. Leila Mays, Anders Ynnerman
Poster Presentation at American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting - 2015

Alexander Bock, Michal Marcinkowski, Joakim Kilby, Carter Emmart, Anders Ynnerman
Poster at IEEE Vis - 2015

Mark Eric Dieckmann, Alexander Bock, H Ahmed, D Doria, Gianluca Sarri, Anders Ynnerman, Marco Borghesi
Journal of Plasma Physics - 2015

Alexander Bock, Asher Pembroke, M. Leila Mays, Lutz Rastaetter, Anders Ynnerman, Timo Ropinski
Proceedings of the IEEE Vis - 2015
 
Publications in 2014
Alexander Bock, Alexander Kleiner, Jonas Lundberg, Timo Ropinski
International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics - 2014

Stefan Lindholm, Martin Falk, Erik Sundén, Alexander Bock, Anders Ynnerman, Timo Ropinski
Computer Graphics Forum, Volume 34, Number 1, page 74--85 - 2014

Erik Sundén, Alexander Bock, Daniel Jönsson, Anders Ynnerman, Timo Ropinski
IEEE VIS International Workshop on 3DVis - 2014

Alexander Bock, Alexander Kleiner, Jonas Lundberg, Timo Ropinski
Vision, Modeling, and Visualization - 2014

Alexander Bock, M. Leila Mays, Lutz Rastaetter, Anders Ynnerman, Timo Ropinski
Poster at IEEE VIS 2014 - 2014
 
Publications in 2013
Alexander Bock, Norbert Lang, Gianpaolo Evangelista , Ralph Lehrke, Timo Ropinski
Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis), page 97--104 - feb 2013

Stefan Lindholm, Alexander Bock
Proceedings of SIGRAD 2013, Visual Computing, June 13-14, 2013, Norrköping, Sweden, Volume 094, page 49--54 - June 2013
 
Publications in 2012
Alexander Bock, Erik Sundén, Bingchen Liu, Burkhard Wuensche, Timo Ropinski
IEEE TVCG (SciVis Proceedings), Volume 18, Number 12, page 2315--2324 - December 2012

Khoa Tan Nguyen, Alexander Bock, Anders Ynnerman, Timo Ropinski
Proceedings of the EG Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine, page 107--114 - 2012

Bingchen Liu, Alexander Bock, Timo Ropinski, Martyn Nash, Poul Nielsen, Burkhard Wuensche
Proceedings of the 27th Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand, page 109--114 - nov 2012

Martin Törnros, David Berrios, Alexander Bock, Carter Emmart, Robert Harberts, Anders Ynnerman
Poster Presentation at American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting - 2012

Alexander Bock, Norbert Lang, Gianpaolo Evangelista , Ralph Lehrke, Timo Ropinski
Poster Presentation at Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine - 2012