The Research Group is Moving!

During winter term 2021/22, we move to University of Bamberg. From Oct. 15, 2021, Fabian Beck holds a full professor position on Information Visualization.

New webpage of the research group:

Junior Professor for Computer Science

Research Areas

Information Visualization

Readable visual representations of abstract data.

  • Network and hierarchy visualization
  • Representation of temporal data
  • Visual comparison
  • Word-sized graphics
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Software Visualization

Applying visualization techniques to support software development.

  • Software performance
  • Software evolution
  • Visual debugging
  • Code quality
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Visual Analytics

Embedding visualization into interactive interfaces and integrating it with algorithmic solutions.

  • Self-explanatory visual analysis
  • Interactive documents
  • Integration of visualization and text
  • Explainable machine learning
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Learn more in our publications and try out our interactive visualization software.

Prof. Dr. Fabian Beck

Junior professor at University of Duisburg-Essen since 2016, previously postdoc at VISUS, University of Stuttgart and PhD candidate in Software Engineering at University of Trier. Junior Fellow of Eurographics since 2018.

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We like to tell you more about our research, offer consulting on visualization, and answer questions about teaching. Please get in touch with us!

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We are Member of paluno

paluno – the Ruhr Institute for Software Technology is one of the largest research institutes for software engineering in Germany. Ten professors and over 100 scientists conduct excellent applied and basic research here. They investigate and test principles, methods and tools for the development of software-based technologies.

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Prof. Dr. Fabian Beck

Universität Duisburg-Essen
Gerlingstraße 16
45127 Essen, Germany

Room: S-GW 101
fabian.beck (at)


Heike Göris and Laura Neubauer
Room: S-GW 207
sekretariat (at)
Tel.: +49 201 183-4660


 Thu, 10. May. 2018   Beck, Fabian

Understanding Biodiversity

A red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas).
In a new publication, we investigate comparative visualization approaches for an improved understanding of biodiversity.
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 Fri, 13. Apr. 2018   Beck, Fabian

PacificVis 2018 Honorable Mention Award

City in Motion – Visualization approach for processing of vehicle movement data awarded at PacificVis 2018 conference
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 Thu, 09. Nov. 2017   Beck, Fabian

Keynote "Visualizing Software Dynamics"

Fabian Beck gives a keynote at the Symposium on Software Performance in Karlsruhe
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 Thu, 03. Aug. 2017   Beck, Fabian

Software Visualization - Method Executions and Development Processes

Two publications of the research group will be presented at the international conference VISSOFT 2017 in Shanghai, China.
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 Sun, 18. Jun. 2017   Beck, Fabian

The Group Welcomes Two New Researchers

Two researchers recently joint the research group. We welcome the Shahid Latif and Shivam Agarwal as member of the team and look forward to joint projects. Shahid joined the University of Duisburg-Essen as a research associate...
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 Thu, 01. Jun. 2017   Beck, Fabian

Joining the paluno Team

Our research group is joining paluno - The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology. Our expertise in visualization with a particular application in software engineering is complementing the research profile of paluno and creates...
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 Mon, 10. Apr. 2017   Beck, Fabian

Identifying and Comparing Patterns in Eye Movement Data

New publication about visualizing eye movements of study particpants appears in the journal CGF and will be presented at EuroVis 2017.
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 Tue, 21. Mar. 2017   Beck, Fabian

Visiting Pupils Develop Novel Visualizations

Workshop "Visualization" as part of the program for pupils "Informatik macht Innovation"
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 Wed, 08. Feb. 2017   Beck, Fabian

How Scientists Integrate Text and Visualization

New publication of the research group appears in the renowned journal TVCG and will be presented at the international conference PacificVis 2017 in South Korea.
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