Parameter space analysis


How can we leverage visualization to better understand computational simulations and models? Building and understanding models with the aid of the computer is the bedrock of modern science, also known as computational science. While one of the challenges in computational science has been the sheer amount of data that becomes available, the more difficult task is often to understand the complexity of interactions between inputs and outputs of such models. Our group is working on better tools to understand these interactions better through visual tools.


Principal Investigators



Visual Parameter Space Analysis: A Conceptual Framework
Sedlmair, Michael and Heinzl, C. and Bruckner, S. and Piringer, H. and Möller, Torsten
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, PP (99). ISSN 1077-2626 (2014)

ParaGlide: Interactive Parameter Space Partitioning for Computer Simulations
Bergner, Steven and Sedlmair, Michael and Möller, Torsten and Abdolyousefi, Sareh Nabi and Saad, Ahmed
pp. 1499-1512 ISSN 1077-2626 (2013)

Vismon: Facilitating Analysis of Trade-Offs, Uncertainty, and Sensitivity In Fisheries Management Decision Making
Booshehrian, Maryam and Möller, Torsten and Peterman, Randall M. and Munzner, Tamara
ISSN 1467-8659 (2012)

Tuner: Principled Parameter Finding for Image Segmentation Algorithms Using Visual Response Surface Exploration
Torsney-Weir, Thomas and Saad, A. and Möller, Torsten and Hege, H. and Weber, B. and Verbavatz, J. and Bergner, Steven
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 17 (12). pp. 1892-1901 ISSN 1077-2626 (2011)

Result-Driven Exploration of Simulation Parameter Spaces for Visual Effects Design
Stefan Bruckner, Torsten Möller
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings Visualization / Information Visualization 2010), vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 1467--1475, Nov.-Dec. 2010

DimStiller: Workflows for dimensional analysis and reduction
Stephen Ingram, Tamara Munzner, Veronika Irvine, Melanie Tory, Steven Bergner, Torsten Möller
Proceedings of the 5th IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics in Science and Technology (VAST) 2010, October 2010. 

Isosurface Similarity Maps
Stefan Bruckner, Torsten Möller
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics/IEEE-VGTC Symposium on Visualization 2010 (EuroVis 2010)), vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 773-782, Bordeaux, France, June 2010. 

A mixing board interface for graphics and visualization applications
Matthew Crider, Steven Bergner, Thomas N. Smyth, Torsten Möller, Melanie K. Tory, Arthur E. Kirkpatrick, Daniel Weiskopf
Graphics Interface 2007, pp. 87-94, Montreal, May 2007. 

A Parallel Coordinates Style Interface for Exploratory Volume Visualization
Melanie K. Tory, Simeon Potts, Torsten Möller
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, TVCG 11(1): 71-80, January 2005

Transfer Functions on a Logarithmic Scale for Volume Rendering
Simeon Potts, Torsten Möller
Graphics Interface 2004, pp. 57-63, London, May 2004.