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:


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

Article on Social Virtual Reality research published in RWTH THEMEN (2/2020)

The current issue of the Science Magazine RWTH THEMEN (2/2020) presents various research conducted in the RWTH's profile area „Information & Communication Technology“. Together with Prof. Michael Vorländer and Prof. Janina Fels, both experts in the area of Virtual Acoustics, we provide insight into our research in the realm of Social Virtual Reality: To convincingly represent conversational interaction partners, VAs need to plausibly mimic visual and acoustic human behavior. In the article we focus on the realism of the acoustic reproduction which can be achieved by applying dynamic directivity as well as by taking the phoneme-dependent characteristics of the spoken word into account.

Read the complete article here, page 12-17.

Feb. 3, 2021

20th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents

Jonathan Ehret and Andrea Bönsch present four papers at the current 20th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents. Additionally, Andrea is co-author on a collaborative work with colleagues from, i.a., Dutch and Australia, which is nominated for the Best Paper Award.

Oct. 21, 2020

We have a paper on Approximate Image Convolutions in the PACMCGIT journal.

July 11, 2020

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