Dr. rer. nat.

Steffen Frey

Junior Participating Researcher
Visualization Research Center


Allmandring 19
70569 Stuttgart


  • Visualization
  • spatio-temporal data analysis
  • high performance data analysis
  • machine learning
  • [1] O. Fernandes et al. "Space-time volumetric depth images for in-situ visualization." In: IEEE Symposium on Large Data Analysis and Visualization. 2014, pp. 59–65.
  • [2] S. Frey and T. Ertl. "Flow-Based Temporal Selection for Interactive Volume Visualization." In: Comput. Graph. Forum (2016). issn: 1467-8659. doi: 10.111 1/cgf.13070.
  • [3] S. Frey and T. Ertl. "Load balancing utilizing data redundancy in distributed volume rendering." In: Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization. 2011, pp. 51–60.
  • [4] S. Frey and T. Ertl. "Progressive Direct Volume to Volume Transformation." In: IEEE Trans. Visual. Comput. Graphics 23.1 (Jan. 2017), pp. 921–930. issn: 1077-2626. doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2016.2599042.
  • [5] S. Frey, F. Sadlo, and T. Ertl. "Explorable volumetric depth images from raycasting." In: Conference on Graphics, Patterns and Images. 2013, pp. 123–130.
  • [6] S. Frey, F. Sadlo, and T. Ertl. "Visualization of temporal similarity in field data." In: IEEE Trans. Visual. Comput. Graphics 18.12 (2012), pp. 2023–2032.
  • [7] Steffen Frey. "Sampling and Estimation of Pairwise Similarity in Spatio Temporal Data Based on Neural Networks." In: Informatics 4.27 (2017). issn: 2227-9709. doi: 10.3390/informatics4030027.
  • [8] S. Frey et al. "Interactive progressive visualization with space-time error control." In: IEEE Trans. Visual. Comput. Graphics 20.12 (2014), pp. 2397–2406.
  • [9] al. "A compute unified system architecture for graphics clusters incorporating data locality." In: IEEE Trans. Visual. Comput. Graphics 15.4 (2009), pp.605–617.
  • [10] "Interactive high-quality visualization of higher-order finite elements." In: Comput. Graphics Forum 29.2 (2010), pp. 337–346.

Academic Studies and Degrees

2014 Dr.rer.nat., Visualization Research Institute \& SimTech, University of Stuttgart

2008 Dipl.-Inf., Department of Computer Science, University of Stuttgart

2002-2008 Study of Computer Science, University of Stuttgart

2005-2016 Study abroad, University of Kansas, USA


Professional and Academic Career

since 2014 Postdoc, University of Stuttgart, Visualization Research Institute & SimTech Visionary Postdoc
2009-2014 Researcher at the Visualization Research Institute, University of Stuttgart
2010 & 2012 Visiting Researcher, University of California, Davis, USA

2017 BM Faculty Award
2013 Offer for a W3 Professorship at the University of Kiel
2013 National French scientific excellence award (Prime d'Excellence Scientifique)
2012 Accepted DFG Emmy-Noether project "Transformation Lifecycle Management"

  • Program Committee Member for numerous international top conferences, including IEEE VIS (2018), ACM/IEEE Supercomputing (2018), ISC High Performance (2017 and 18), Supercomputing ASIA (2018), EuroVIS (2018)
  • Speaker at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (2009 and 2017)
  • Invited Speaker at Dagstuhl Seminar "In Situ Visualization for Computational Science" (2018)
  • Reviewer for various international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Computer Graphics Forum
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