Prof. Dr. Fabian Beck


Prof. Dr. Fabian Beck

Universität Duisburg-Essen
Gerlingstraße 16
45127 Essen, Germany
S-GW 209 via S-GW 210
+49 201 183-7057

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I graduated in Computer Science (Diplom-Informatiker) at the University of Trier, Germany in 2009. As a research assistant and PhD student, I worked in the Software Engineering Group of Stephan Diehl at the University of Trier (2009-2013). My dissertation, which I defended in June 2013, is titled "Understanding Multi-Dimensional Code Couplings". Then, I was employed as a postdoctoral researcher at VISUS, University of Stuttgart, Germany in the group of Daniel Weiskopf. Since December 2016, I am junior professor at University of Duisburg-Essen leading the visualization research group. I am member of ACM, IEEE CS, and GI. 


My main research interests are information visualization and software engineering, and in particular the intersection of both—software visualization. A specific focus of my research is on methods for visualizing and comparing large and time-varying graphs and hierarchies, often in the context of software. Recent projects also explore applications of word-sized graphics (sparklines) within IDEs and other interactive systems.

Social Media:

ResearchGate | Twitter @beck_fabian


See the list of publications (since 2016) or my DBLP  and Google Scholar profile.


  • BDVA 2016 Best Reviewer Award
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship for Leading Early Career Researchers, Baden-Württemberg Stiftung
    Project: "Vis-Text Interaction"
  • Joseph A. Schumpeter Preis 2012, University of Trier
    Publication award for the ESEC/FSE 2011 paper "On the Congruence of Modularity and Code Coupling"
  • Finalist and awardee of the German National Computer Science Contest 2004 (Bundeswettbewerb Informatik)
    Preisträger (secondary award), special award for cooperative behavior



Steering Committee Member

  • VISSOFT (since 09/2015)

Program Committee Member

  • VAST 2018 (IEEE VIS)
  • Euromicro 2018 (Software Analytics Track)
  • EuroVis 2018
  • PacificVis 2018
  • VEM 2017
  • VMV 2017
  • VISSOFT 2017
  • VAST 2017 (IEEE VIS)
  • ICSME 2017
  • GD 2017
  • EuroVis 2017
  • ICPC 2017 ERA
  • PacificVis 2017
  • SANER 2017 Tool Track
  • VEM 2016
  • BDVA 2016
  • ICSME 2016
  • VISSOFT 2016
  • SCAM 2016 Engineering Track
  • PacificVis 2016 Visualization Notes
  • SANER 2016 Tool Track
  • SCAM 2015 Tool Track
  • ICSME 2015 ERA
  • PacificVis 2015 Visualization Notes
  • ICSME 2014 ERA 
  • ICPC 2014 ERA