DISMOSIM: Distributed Modelling and Simulation of Cyberphysical Systems (with School of Engineering, FH Upper Austria), starts Sep 2018
In the DISMOSIM project, my team is responsible for the user-centered design, prototyping, and evaluation of novel remote collaboration tools. For example, we will use large high-resolution touch screens with pen input to enable engineers to collaboratively manipulate 3d engineering models of vehicles and to run mechanical simulations and visualize their results.
My research activity and work package within the project have a total volume of EUR 0.38 Mio and are funded with EUR 0.26 Mio by the Austrian FFG for 3 years.
USIVIS: User-Centered Interactive Visualization of Big Data (with School of Management, FH Upper Austria), since Dec 2016
I am leading the joint project group USIVIS (User-Centered Interactive Visualization) together with Peter Hofer from our School of Management.
In this 4-year project funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), we work together with our colleagues from our School of Management (Campus Steyr) and industry partners to design, prototype, and evaluate interactive data visualizations for “Big Data”. Our goal is to transfer InfoVis research results into practice and to support our industry partners with design guidelines and best practice examples for visualizing “Big Data” from finance and smart production. This will also include interaction and visualization techniques for cross-device and collaborative visualization using multiple tablets and large touch- and pen-enabled screens, e.g. Microsoft Surface Hub.
In the USIVIS team there are two research associates with a master’s degree who pursue a PhD (Lisa Falschlunger BA MA, Björn Zimmer B.Sc. M.Sc.), two student researchers with a bachelor’s degree (Markus Kern BSc, Conny Walchshofer B.Sc.), and an external doctoral candidate (Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Thomas Plank M.A.).
The project has a total volume of EUR 0.94 Mio and is funded with EUR 0.66 Mio by the Austrian FFG for 4 years.
More information: USIVIS website, CHI 2017 full paper (Honorable Mention at CHI 2017)
SCOLA: “Smart Collaboration for Industrial Applications”, since Dec 2016
I am leading the project SCOLA, in which we explore how multi-user and multi-device collaboration can be used to support distributed teams in production, logistics, or development.
The team includes research associate Ing. Thomas Neumayr BA MA who pursues a PhD and Ing. Thomas Luger MSc who supports our research as a software developer.
The project has a total volume of EUR 0.1 Mio and is funded by the FH Upper Austria for 2 years.
More information: SCOLA website and CSCW 2018 full paper (Best Paper Award).