Prof. Dr. Jens Krüger

Jens Krüger was head of the Junior Research Group Interactive Visualization and Data Analysis from June 2009 untill February 2013.

Research interests

The primary objective of this research group is the creation of novel algorithms, metaphors, and architectures for the interactive visualization and analysis of large and complex data sets.

With today’s simulations and experimental measurements generating enormous amounts of complex data, existing visualization techniques often overburden the scientist and do not scale well to current and upcoming hardware architectures. To overcome these limitations, our research focuses on three main principles:

Firstly, the development of novel primitives, methods, and metaphors to effectively map large and complex data to human-readable representations.

Secondly, the realization of efficient and scalable implementations that take full advantage of the massive parallelism available in current and upcoming systems to achieve interactive performance of the aforementioned novel techniques and existing approaches.

Thirdly, the extension of these systems to take advantage of all available computing and visualization resources on data centers with large high-resolution visualization systems, on the ubiquitous desktops, and on the smallest mobile handheld devices, to give experts and end users effective and efficient access to their data wherever they are.


Prof. Dr. Jens Krüger

Prof. Dr. Jens Krüger

University of Duisburg-Essen



Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für Künstliche Intelligenz Saarbrücken Saarland University Cluster of Excellence