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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Team

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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Contact

Prof. Dr. Fabian Beck

Universität Duisburg-Essen
Gerlingstraße 16
45127 Essen, Germany

Room: S-GW 209 (via S-GW 210)
fabian.beck (at) paluno.uni-due.de
Tel.: +49 201 183-7057

Office

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

News

 Mon, 07. Oct. 2019   Beck, Fabian

VISSOFT 2019 Best Paper Award

Our publication "Performance Evolution Matrix: Visualizing Performance Variations along Software Versions" was awarded at IEEE VISSOFT 2019 in Cleveland, USA as the best conference contribution.
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 Mon, 02. Sep. 2019   Latif, Shahid

Bachelor Seminar: Text Visualization

A bachelor seminar on "Text Visualization" will be offered in Winter Semester 2019-20
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 Mon, 19. Aug. 2019   Latif, Shahid

Open Position: Student Assistant

The Visualization Research Group is looking for a student assistant who can help and support us in our research in the scope of the project "vgiReports: Accessible Reporting of Spatiotemporal Geographic Information Leveraging...
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 Tue, 06. Aug. 2019   Beck, Fabian

Finding the Root Cause: Why Software Gets Slower

Two new approaches for monitoring software performance will be presented at the international conference VISSOFT 2019
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 Thu, 01. Aug. 2019   Latif, Shahid

Software Quality Explained

Presenting the quality of a software project as an interactive combination of text and visualizations
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 Thu, 04. Jul. 2019   Beck, Fabian

Transparency through Visualization: Making AI Understandable

Fabian Beck will present on this topic at the paluno event for the "3. Essener Wissenschaftssommer" on July 4, 2019. The talk will highlight practical applications of machine learning methods and explain the role visualization...
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 Mon, 01. Jul. 2019   Beck, Fabian

Democratized Data: Geographical Information Understandable for Everyone

New DFG-funded research project in the priority programme „Volunteered Geographic Information“
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 Wed, 08. May. 2019   Latif, Shahid

PacificVis 2019: Meeting the Visualization Community in Bangkok

Last month, the international visualization community met in Bangkok, Thailand to discuss latest research results. IEEE PacificVis is one of the three important international conferences on visualization research. Around 120...
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 Sat, 20. Oct. 2018   Agarwal, Shivam

Machine Learning Helps Managing Documents

Keywords are often used to structure a collection of documents. Keywords help humans to search and retrieve records from the collection. Maintaining such a collection involves assigning keywords to new records and updating...
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 Wed, 01. Aug. 2018   Latif, Shahid

Profile Pages for Scientists

Natural language generation meets visualization – a novel approach of presenting publication records
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 Tue, 17. Jul. 2018   Beck, Fabian

Successful GI Dagstuhl Seminar on Visualization of Software Performance

Last week, we met with a selected group of young researchers at Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics to bring together the international research communities from visualization, performance engineering, and...
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 Fri, 08. Jun. 2018   Beck, Fabian

Fabian Beck Receives the EuroVis Young Researcher Award

Making data understandable - this is the research goal of Prof. Dr. Fabian Beck. For his outstanding contributions to visualization research, the assistant professor of the Software Engineering Institute paluno at the University...
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