Welcome to the Visual Computing Institute


The Visual Computing Institute is a research institute within the Computer Science Department at RWTH Aachen University. It brings together all research groups that are addressing the diverse scientific aspects of the generation, processing, analysis, and display of visual data. As such, the VCI covers a very broad spectrum of research competences ranging from geometry processing and computer graphics to computer vision, immersive visualization and simulation. Our mission is to develop innovative methods and algorithms in this area and to create impact in fundamental research as well as in industrial applications. Further information about projects, research, and teaching activities can be found on the individual group websites:


Prof. Kobbelt will be on sabbatical (Forschungssemester) during the winter semester 2021.

Please note that the lecture Basic Techniques in Computer Graphics will only be held in Bonn. Our seminars and practical courses take place as usual.

July 16, 2021

Our papers Surface Map Homology Inference and Geodesic Distance Computation via Virtual Source Propagation received best paper awards (1st and 2nd place) at the Eurographics Symposium on Geometry Processing 2021.

July 16, 2021

IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces 2021

Sebastian Pape and Sevinc Eroglu just presented their research at IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces 2021, which will end tomorrow. Sebastian's poster deals with a Virtual Optical Bench as a VR learning tool for optical design, while Sevinc's paper on design and evaluation of a free-hand VR-based authoring environment for automated vehicle testing was even nominated for the Best Paper Award.

April 1, 2021

Andrea Schnorr receives doctoral degree from RWTH Aachen University

Today, our colleague Andrea Schnorr successfully passed her Ph.D. defense and received a doctoral degree from RWTH Aachen University for her thesis on "Feature Tracking for Space-Filling Structures". Congratulations!

Feb. 19, 2021

We have a paper on Quad Layouts at Eurographics 2021.

Feb. 17, 2021

We have a paper on Layout Embedding at Eurographics 2021.

Feb. 17, 2021

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