Visualization and Multimedia Laboratory – VMML

Renato Pajarola

Renato Pajarola is a full Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of Zürich (UZH). He received a Dipl. Inf-Ing ETH as well as a Dr. sc. techn. degree in computer science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich in 1994 and 1998 respectively. Subsequently he was a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer in the Graphics, Visualization & Usability Center at Georgia Tech. In 1999 he joined the University of California Irvine as an Assistant Professor where he established the Computer Graphics Lab. Since 2005 he has been leading the Visualization and MultiMedia Lab at UZH, and from 2018 to 2022 he was the Chair of the Department of Informatics at UZH. Prof. Pajarola is a Senior Member of ACM and IEEE as well as a Fellow of the Eurographics Association. His research interests include interactive large-scale data visualization, real-time 3D graphics, 3D scanning & reconstruction, geometry processing, as well as remote and parallel rendering. He has published a wide range of internationally peer-reviewed research articles in top journals and conferences. Prof. Pajarola regularly serves on program committees, such as for example the IEEE Visualization Conference, Eurographics, EuroVis Conference, IEEE Pacific Visualization or ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games. He organized and co-chaired the Eurographics Conference in 2015 as well as the Eurographics EuroVis Symposium in 2021, chaired the 2010 EG Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization and was papers co-chair in 2011, and also of the 2007 and 2008 IEEE/EG Symposium on Point-Based Computer Graphics. His recent co-authored papers received a Honorable Mention Best EuroVis Paper in 2020, a (2nd) Best Visual Computer Paper Award in 2019, a (2nd) Best Paper Award at the Computer Graphics International Conference in 2018, as well as a Best Student Paper at the Pacific Graphics Conference and an Honorable Mention Award at the ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Visualization both in 2016.

Alexandra Diehl

Alexandra is a Senior Research Associate at the Visualization and Multimedia Analysis Lab, University of Zurich. Alexandra received her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Buenos Aires in 2016. Her doctoral studies focused on geospatial visual analytics. Since then, she has been working on research topics such as VGI visualization, weather forecast visualization,  and geovisualization, among others. Currently, her research studies include best practices and visualization guidelines, high-dimensional visualization, Citizen Science, and Scientific Visualization.

Uensal Satan

Uensal Satan is still pursuing a Master’s degree with a focus on data science and is writing his thesis in the field of data visualisation with Prof. Dr. Renato Pajarola, who leads the Visualization and MultiMedia Lab at UZH. Uensal previously obtained his bachelor’s degree in computer science at ZHAW (Zurich University of Applied Sciences), then transferred to University of Zurich. Since Uensal has always worked part-time alongside his studies, he has already gained practical experience as a software developer. He is particularly interested in multidimensional data analysis and visualization and will also start his PhD in this field at UZH in summer 2022.