"The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers." (R. Hamming)

The purpose of visualization is insight, not pretty pictures.


Welcome to the VDA (Visualization and Data Analysis) group!

We are a group of diverse people with the aim to create better tools and algorithms for analyzing and displaying data.
Our roots can be found in areas such as computer graphics, image processing, and human-computer interaction, our current focus aligns well with the challenges presented by the field of data science.

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 News & Events

On Wednesday, February 15th, 18:30, Laura Koesten will be giving a talk for Wikimedia Research on "Dataset reuse: Toward translating principles to practice".

Eiman Ahangarebrahimi, as part of his forthcoming Master Thesis, helped develop and user test a number of graphics that were just revealed as part of the new website of the...

Univie Blog features a new article on the first Talking Charts Team Workshop that was held on September 21st.

Bei der diesjährigen Kinderuni hatten die kleinen Studierenden in der Eröffnungswoche gleich vier Mal die Möglichkeit etwas über Informatik und einige spezielle...

On May 23rd Laura Koesten and Kathleen Gregory will be giving a talk at the Data Stories Conference 2022.

Liz Marai from the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at University of Illinois is visiting our research group and will be giving a talk on "Grounding Data Vis Theory on...