About Us

Our overall goal is to help users of various backgrounds gain insight into their data, with a focus on visual tools for data analysis. Here we typically have to overcome four challenges:

  1. Understanding the user
    Using methods of Human-Computer-Interaction and Psychology, we are studying the needs and workflows of scientists, physicians, business analysts and the general public, as well as the characteristics of the data they have to analyze.
  2. Mathematical modelling
    By applying methods from mathematics, statistics and signal processing, we are developing novel algorithms that help to derive models of real-world problems from the data and to find novel solutions.
  3. Visual design
    We develop innovative visual encoding and interaction tech- niques that will enable users to gain insight into and work more efficiently with their data.
  4. Tool development