Timo Ropinski

Professor in Interactive Visualization
Head of the Visual Computing Research Group at Ulm University since Nov 2014, still remaining at LiU (part-time). Head of the Scientific Visualization Group
Coordinator of the SeRC Visualization Community
Chairman of the SIGRAD Association

Contact Information

Phone: +46 (0)11-36 36 15
Office: K2 - 2070

Recent Activities

My research interests lie in the areas of interactive visual problem solving, multimodal and multivariate visualization, volume rendering as well as volumetric illumination models, all with a special focus on large data. I am coordinating the visualization community within the Swedish e-Science Research Centre (SeRC), which is a cooperation between leading Swedish Universities and the National Super Computing Centers. Before moving to Sweden, I finished my Habilitation at the University of Münster, Germany, where I was project leader within the collaborative research center SFB 656 - Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging.

Students interested in conducting a Master thesis in visualization or visual computing are welcome to contact me. We have always interesting topics of scientific and/or practical relevance. To see which topics have been worked on in the past, I recommend to have a look at the list of previous Master thesis topics.  

Current Teaching

    Prizes and Awards

    Professional Services

    • Program Committee Chair: EG VCBM 2012, SIGRAD 2013, EG VCBM 2014
    • Programm Committee Membership: IEEE Scientific Visualization (SciVis), IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis), EG Price for Visual Computing in Medicine, IEEE Pacific Visualization (PaVis), Eurographics/VGTC Conference on Visualization (EuroVis), Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine (VCBM), Eurographics Conference (EG), Computer Graphics International (CGI), IEEE Pacific Visualization Notes, Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ), Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP), SIGRAD Conference on Interactive Visual Analytics, Spring Conference on Computer Graphics (SCCG)

    Selected Publications

    Publications in 2016
    Rickard Englund, Timo Ropinski, Ingrid Hotz
    Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine - 2016

    Rickard Englund, Sathish Kottravel, Timo Ropinski
    Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium - 2016
     
    Publications in 2015
    Sathish Kottravel, Martin Falk, Erik Sundén, Timo Ropinski
    IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis 2015), page 255--262 - 2015

    Erik Sundén, Timo Ropinski
    Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, page 231--238 - 2015

    Erik Sundén, Peter Steneteg, Sathish Kottravel, Daniel Jönsson, Rickard Englund, Martin Falk, Timo Ropinski
    Poster at IEEE Vis - 2015

    Erik Sundén, Sathish Kottravel, Timo Ropinski
    Computers & Graphics, Volume 50, page 47--60 - 2015

    Alexander Bock, Asher Pembroke, M. Leila Mays, Lutz Rastaetter, Anders Ynnerman, Timo Ropinski
    Proceedings of the IEEE Vis - 2015
     
    Publications in 2014
    Daniel Jönsson, Erik Sundén, Anders Ynnerman, Timo Ropinski
    Computer Graphics Forum, Volume 33, Number 1, page 27--51 - feb 2014

    Alexander Bock, Alexander Kleiner, Jonas Lundberg, Timo Ropinski
    International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics - 2014

    Georges-Pierre Bonneau, Rita Borgo, Brian Fisher, Michael Gleicher, Timo Ropinski, Colin Ware
    Panel at IEEE VIS 2014 - 2014

    Julius Parulek, Daniel Jönsson, Timo Ropinski, Stefan Bruckner, Anders Ynnerman, Ivan Viola
    Computer Graphics Forum, Volume 33, Number 6, page 276--287 - sep 2014

    Ivan Viola, Katja Buehler, Timo Ropinski
    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

    Khoa Tan Nguyen, Håkan Gauffin, Anders Ynnerman, Timo Ropinski
    Visualization in Medicine and Life Sciences - 2014

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

    Rickard Englund, Timo Ropinski
    Advances in Visual Computing, Springer International Publishing, Volume 8888, page 163--172 - 2014

    Alexander Bock, M. Leila Mays, Lutz Rastaetter, Anders Ynnerman, Timo Ropinski
    Poster at IEEE VIS 2014 - 2014

    Tiago Etiene, Daniel Jönsson, Timo Ropinski, Carlos Scheidegger, João Comba, L. Gustavo Nonato, Robert M. Kirby, Anders Ynnerman, Cláudio T. Silvia
    IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Volume 20, Number 1, page 140--154 - jan 2014
     
    Publications in 2013
    Timo Ropinski
    Morgan Kaufmann, page 289--322 - 2013

    Khoa Tan Nguyen, Anders Ynnerman, Timo Ropinski
    International Symposium on Visual Computing, page 266--279 - 2013

    Neda Rostamzadeh, Daniel Jönsson, Timo Ropinski
    SIGRAD - 2013

    Khoa Tan Nguyen, Timo Ropinski
    SIGRAD, page 11--16 - June 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

    Daniel Jönsson, Joel Kronander, Timo Ropinski, Anders Ynnerman
    Poster at Eurographics Symposium on Rendering (EGSR) - 2013

    Julius Parulek, Timo Ropinski, Ivan Viola
    Poster shown at 3rd IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualization - 2013

    Khoa Tan Nguyen, Timo Ropinski
    IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualization, page 9--16 - October 2013

    Timo Ropinski, Jonas Unger
    2013

    Julius Parulek, Timo Ropinski, Ivan Viola
    Spring Conference on Computer Graphics - 2013
     
    Publications in 2012
    Khoa Tan Nguyen, Anders Ynnerman, Timo Ropinski
    Poster Presentation at EG Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine - 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

    Timo Ropinski, Anders Ynnerman, Charl Botha, Jos Roerdink
    2012

    Daniel Jönsson, Per Ganestam, Anders Ynnerman, Michael Doggett, Timo Ropinski
    EG Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization (EGPGV), page 31--40 - 2012

    Stefan Diepenbrock, Timo Ropinski
    EG Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine - 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

    Daniel Jönsson, Joel Kronander, Timo Ropinski, Anders Ynnerman
    IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Volume 18, Number 12, page 2364--2371 - December 2012

    Daniel Jönsson, Erik Sundén, Anders Ynnerman, Timo Ropinski
    Eurographics STAR program - 2012

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

    Åsmund Birkeland, Veronika Solteszova, Dieter Hönigmann, Odd Helge Gilja, Svein Brekke, Timo Ropinski, Ivan Viola
    arXiv - 2012

    Timo Ropinski, Stefan Diepenbrock, Stefan Bruckner, Klaus Hinrichs, Eduard Gröller
    IEEE TVCG, Volume 18, Number 11, page 1942--1955 - November 2012
     
    Publications in 2011
    Stefan Diepenbrock, Jörg-Stefan Praßni, Florian Lindemann, Hans-Werner Bothe, Timo Ropinski
    IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications - 2011

    Florian Lindemann, Timo Ropinski
    IEEE TVCG(Vis Proceedings), Volume 17, Number 12, page 1922--1931 - December 2011

    Stefan Diepenbrock, Timo Ropinski, Klaus Hinrichs
    IEEE Pacific Visualization - 2011

    Erik Sundén, Anders Ynnerman, Timo Ropinski
    IEEE TVCG(Vis Proceedings), Volume 17, Number 12, page 2125--2134 - December 2011

    Stefan Diepenbrock, Jörg-Stefan Praßni, Florian Lindemann, Hans-Werner Bothe, Timo Ropinski
    Eurographics (Short Papers) - 2011

    Jörg Mensmann, Timo Ropinski, Klaus Hinrichs
    Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), Volume 229, page 246--259 - 2011

    Timo Ropinski, Steffen Oeltze, Bernhard Preim
    Computers & Graphics - 2011
     
    Publications in 2010
    Jörg Mensmann, Timo Ropinski, Klaus Hinrichs
    IEEE/EG Volume Graphics, page 109--116 - 2010

    Florian Lindemann, Timo Ropinski
    IEEE/EG Volume Graphics, page 101--108 - 2010

    Timo Ropinski, Christian Döring, Christof Rezk Salama
    IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications - 2010

    Jörg Mensmann, Timo Ropinski, Klaus Hinrichs
    Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, page 190--198 - 2010

    Berk Geveci, Utkarsh Ayachit, Jeffrey Baumes, Michael Bostock, Vadim Ogievetsky, Brian Wylie, Timothy M. Shead, Emanuele Santos, Timo Ropinski, Jörg-Stefan Praßni
    Tutorial at the IEEE Visualization Conference - 2010

    Christian Meß, Timo Ropinski
    IEEE/EG Volume Graphics, page 117--124 - 2010

    Jennis Meyer-Spradow, Timo Ropinski, Jörg Mensmann, Klaus Hinrichs
    Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, page 239--245 - 2010

    Timo Ropinski, Christian Döring, Christof Rezk Salama
    IEEE Pacific Visualization, page 169--176 - 2010

    Stefan Diepenbrock, Jörg-Stefan Praßni, Florian Lindemann, Hans-Werner Bothe, Timo Ropinski
    IEEE Visualization Contest 2010 - Winning Entry - 2010

    Jörg-Stefan Praßni, Timo Ropinski, Jörg Mensmann, Klaus Hinrichs
    IEEE Pacific Visualization, page 9--16 - 2010

    Jörg-Stefan Praßni, Klaus Storm, Timo Ropinski, Klaus Tiemann
    EG Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine - 2010

    Jörg-Stefan Praßni, Timo Ropinski, Klaus Hinrichs
    IEEE TVCG(Vis Proceedings), Volume 16, Number 6, page 1358--1365 - 2010

    Bingchen Liu, Burkhard Wuensche, Timo Ropinski
    Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, page 254--259 - 2010
     
    Publications in 2009
    Christof Rezk Salama, Markus Hadwiger, Timo Ropinski, Patric Ljung
    ACM SIGGRAPH Courses Program - 2009

    Markus Hadwiger, Patric Ljung, Christof Rezk Salama, Timo Ropinski
    Course at Eurographics, page 39--212 - 2009

    Jörg-Stefan Praßni, Timo Ropinski, Klaus Hinrichs
    Vision, Modeling, and Visualization, page 285--294 - 2009

    Timo Ropinski, Sven Hermann, Rainer Reich, Michael Schäfers, Klaus Hinrichs
    IEEE TVCG, Volume 15, Number 6, page 1515--1522 - 2009

    Timo Ropinski, Ivan Viola, Martin Biermann, Helwig Hauser, Klaus Hinrichs
    EGUK Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics, page 17--24 - 2009

    Jörg Mensmann, Timo Ropinski, Klaus Hinrichs
    High Performance Graphics - 2009

    Jennis Meyer-Spradow, Timo Ropinski, Jörg Mensmann, Klaus Hinrichs
    IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Volume 29, Number 6, page 6--13 - 2009
     
    Publications in 2008
    Jörg Mensmann, Timo Ropinski, Klaus Hinrichs
    IEEE/EG Volume and Point-Based Graphics, page 147--154 - 2008

    Christof Rezk Salama, Markus Hadwiger, Timo Ropinski, Patric Ljung
    Course at ACM SIGGRAPH Asia - 2008

    Timo Ropinski, Jens Kasten, Klaus Hinrichs
    International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision (WSCG), page 17--24 - 2008

    Jennis Meyer-Spradow, Lars Stegger, Christian Döring, Timo Ropinski, Klaus Hinrichs
    IEEE TVCG, Volume 14, Number 6, page 1499--1506 - 2008

    Timo Ropinski, Christof Rezk Salama, Markus Hadwiger, Patric Ljung
    Tutorial at the IEEE Visualization Conference - 2008

    Jörg Mensmann, Timo Ropinski, Klaus Hinrichs
    Journal of WSCG, Volume 16, Number 2, page 89--96 - 2008

    Timo Ropinski, Jennis Meyer-Spradow, Stefan Diepenbrock, Jörg Mensmann, Klaus Hinrichs
    Computer Graphics Forum, Volume 27, Number 2, page 567--576 - 2008

    Timo Ropinski, Borislav Petkov, Larissa Fabritz, Klaus Hinrichs
    Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, page 308--315 - 2008

    Timo Ropinski, Jörg-Stefan Praßni, Frank Steinicke, Klaus Hinrichs
    IEEE/EG Volume and Point-Based Graphics, page 41--48 - 2008

    Timo Ropinski, Jennis Meyer-Spradow, Frank Steinicke, Klaus Hinrichs
    Idea User Centered Design for Medical Visualization, page 114-135 - 2008

    Timo Ropinski, Bernhard Preim
    Simulation and Visualization, page 121--138 - 2008
     
    Publications in 2007
    Timo Ropinski, Jörg-Stefan Praßni, Jan Roters, Klaus Hinrichs
    Vision, Modeling, and Visualization, page 203--212 - 2007

    Jennis Meyer-Spradow, Timo Ropinski, Klaus Hinrichs
    Springer Mathematics+Visualization, page 121--133 - 2007

    Timo Ropinski, Michael Specht, Jennis Meyer-Spradow, Klaus Hinrichs, Bernhard Preim
    Vision, Modeling, and Visualization, page 3--12 - 2007
     
    Publications in 2006
    Timo Ropinski, Jennis Meyer-Spradow, Frank Steinicke, Klaus Hinrichs
    Journal of E&I (Special Edition on New Computing in Medical Informatics & Health Care), Volume 123, Number 4, page 131--134 - 2006

    Jennis Meyer-Spradow, Timo Ropinski, Jan Vahrenhold, Klaus Hinrichs
    Vision, Modeling, and Visualization, page 330--340 - 2006

    Timo Ropinski, Frank Steinicke, Klaus Hinrichs
    Journal of WSCG, Volume 14, Number 2, page 73--80 - 2006

    Timo Ropinski, Frank Steinicke, Klaus Hinrichs
    Smart Graphics, page 93--104 - 2006
     
    Publications in 2005
    Timo Ropinski, Frank Steinicke, Klaus Hinrichs
    Vision, Modeling, and Visualization, page 273--280 - 2005

    Timo Ropinski, Klaus Hinrichs
    International Conference on Visual Information Systems, page 121--131 - 2005

    Timo Ropinski, Frank Steinicke, Klaus Hinrichs
    Smart Graphics, page 218--221 - 2005