The visualization group at the UiB department of informatics in Bergen, Norway, researches new visualization solutions for users from different domains to enable the effective and efficient exploration, analysis, and/or presentation of data.
Datasets usually result from either experimental measurements (e.g., medical image acquisition with computer tomography or sonar measurements of fish schools), computational simulation (e.g., computational fluid dynamics simulation), or theroretical modeling (e.g., dynamical system modeling).
User goals include the presentation of valuable information to others (e.g., in a collaborative setting or for dissemination), the analysis of hypotheses to either corroborate or to reject them (e.g., during medical diagnosis or when analyzing a new design in engineering), and finding new, possibly unexpected information (e.g., in the exploration of trends and outliers).
Visualization research can be categorized in different ways, e.g., by distinguishing between usage domains (e.g., medical visualization, flow visualization, etc.) or by opposing visualization technologies (e.g., interactive visual analysis, illustrative visualization, etc.). Here we provide an overview of our research with respect to both of these two categorizations.