Research Interests

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Professor Hamann’s main research interests are visualization, geometric modeling (computer-aided geometric design), computer graphics, and immersive visualization environments. Visualization is concerned with the development of techniques that transform data into meaningful computer-generated images. Applications of visualization technology include the analysis of data generated in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), computational and molecular biology, medical/biomedical imaging, or physics and hydrodynamics simulation. Geometric modeling is primarily addressing the representation and manipulation of curves and surfaces, with major applications in automotive, aircraft and general product design. Computer graphics focuses on methods needed for producing realistic computer-generated images of three-dimensional objects and dynamic scenes, with applications in the computer animation and computer games industry. Immersive visualization is an emerging and increasingly important technology that allows engineers and scientists to interact with massive data sets in three-dimensional visualization environments. This technology supports stereoscopic rendering for virtual design and data analysis applications. Hierarchical data representation methods and effective data visualization technology are at the core of Bernd Hamann’s own research interests.

He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of over 425 publications. He has given invited presentations at premier conferences, universities and research laboratories worldwide, He was a member of the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics from 1999 until 2003, and served as a papers co-chair and proceedings co-editor for the IEEE Visualization conferences in 1999 and 2000. In addition, he has served as a co-editor of books focusing on basic visualization science and the application of state-of-the-art visualization methods in diverse application areas. Springer-Verlag has published several books co-edited by Bernd Hamann in its Mathematics and Visualization series.

In 2005, Professor Hamann co-founded Stratovan Corporation, a company focusing on the development of computer software for data analysis, visualization and geometric modeling applications [Stratovan Corporation] [Stratovan Corporation on Facebook] [Stratovan Corporation on Twitter]. Bernd Hamann serves as a director of Stratovan.

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