Visualization research develops new techniques to present large data collections in new insightful ways. The human eye, human interaction and design play a key role in this research.

The goal of this field is to develop new systems that users can use to discover patterns and outliers in the data that without the aid of the human mind are very difficult to find. Users can use these systems to analyze and optimize their systems significantly faster compared to traditional analysis methods.

The section projects show a list of research programs where we are currently working on. Most of these projects are in collaboration with companies and other research groups within Mathematics & Computer Science. The section "Software" contains a list of visualization tool that you can try out yourself.

PhD research projects within our group


Want to test different visualization for yourself? Here is a list of applications that you can try for free.


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Developer: Prof. dr. ir. J.J. van Wijk