Tobias Günther

Vita

Education

2013 – 2016 Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.), Computer Science (summa cum laude)
Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg
2011 – 2013 Master of Science (M.Sc.), Computer Science (with distinction)
Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg
2007 – 2011 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Computational Visualistics (with distinction)
Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg

Employment

08/2016 – today Postdoctoral Researcher
Computer Graphics Laboratory, ETH Zurich
Research: Scientific Visualization, Computer Graphics
Teaching: Visualization, Computer Graphics
Department: Commission for reducing CO2 emission by flights (since 2017)
02/2013 – 07/2016 Researcher
Department of Simulation and Graphics, Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg
Research: Scientific Visualization, Computer Graphics
Teaching: Flow Visualization, Computer Graphics
04/2009 – 01/2013 Research and Teaching Assistant
Department of Simulation and Graphics, Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg
Research: Flow Visualization, Progressive Photon Mapping on GPUs
Teaching: GPU Programming, Game Development
09/2010 – 02/2011 Intern
Technische Universität München
Research Assistant: Flow Visualization
07/2008 – 08/2010 Research Assistant
Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF, Magdeburg
Shader Programming, Interaction in Virtual Environments

Invited Talks

July 2nd 2019 Feature Extraction in Unsteady Flows
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Organized by Mai Elshehaly.
June 20th 2018 Visualization of Clouds and Atmospheric Air Flows
German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ)
Organized by Niklas Röber.
February 21st 2018 Visualization of Clouds and Atmospheric Air Flows
All-Staff Meeting, HD(CP)² Project
Organized by Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology.
February 27th 2017 Opacity Optimization and Inertial Particles in Flow Visualization
Visualization Workshop at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Organized by Markus Hadwiger.
February 2nd 2016 Photons and Particles: Scene Editing in Light Transport and Inertial Particles in Flow Visualization
Computer Graphics Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH)
Group headed by Markus Gross.
December 16th 2015 Opacity Optimization and Inertial Particles in Flow Visualization
Computer Graphics Group, Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken (MPII)
Group headed by Hans-Peter Seidel.
July 6th 2015 Optimal Surface-based Flow Visualization + Scene Editing in Progressive Light Transport
Computer Graphics Group, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Group headed by Carsten Dachsbacher.

Honors and Awards

10/2019 Honorable Mention Award (1 of 2)
IEEE Scientific Visualization Contest 2019
Awarded for the submission "Visualizing the Temporal Evolution of the Universe from Cosmology Simulations".
06/2019 Best Paper Award
TopoInVis 2019
Objective Finite-Time Flow Topology from Flowmap Expansion and Contraction".
06/2019 Honorable Mention Award
Eurographics Conference on Visualization - Short Papers 2019
Awarded for the paper "Simulation and Visualization of Fluid Flows Around Real Objects in Augmented Reality".
01/2019 CGF Cover Contest (1st place)
Computer Graphics Forum
Awarded image created with: "Stylized Image Triangulation".
10/2018 VPG Dissertation Award
IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (VGTC)
Awarded for the dissertation "Opacity Optimization and Inertial Particles in Flow Visualization".
10/2018 Best Paper Award
Vision, Modeling & Visualization 2018
Awarded for the submission "Parameter Space Comparison of Inertial Particle Models".
10/2018 Honorable Mention Award (1 of 2)
IEEE Scientific Visualization Contest 2018
Awarded for the submission "Visualization and Analysis of Deep Water Asteroid Impacts".
01/2018 CGF Cover Contest (3rd place)
Computer Graphics Forum
Awarded image: "Progressive Monte Carlo Rendering of Atmospheric Flow Features Across Scales".
10/2017 Contest Winner
IEEE Scientific Visualization Contest 2017
Awarded for the submission "Visualization of Clouds and Atmospheric Air Flows".
09/2017 Honorable Mention Award (1 of 2)
Vision, Modeling & Visualization 2017
Awarded for the paper "Visualization of Neural Network Predictions for Weather Forecasting".
04/2017 Honorable Mention Award (1 of 3)
Eurographics 2017
Awarded for the paper "Flow-Induced Inertial Steady Vector Field Topology".
04/2017 Eurographics PhD Award (1 of 3)
Eurographics Association
Awarded for the dissertation "Opacity Optimization and Inertial Particles in Flow Visualization".
01/2017 CGF Cover Contest (2nd place)
Computer Graphics Forum
Awarded image from: "MCFTLE: Monte Carlo Rendering of Finite-Time Lyapunov Exponent Fields".
11/2016 Milton van Dyke Poster Award (1 of 3)
Gallery of Fluid Motion, APS Division of Fluid Dynamics
Awarded poster: "Progressive Monte Carlo Rendering of Atmospheric Flow Features Across Scales".
11/2016 Otto-von-Guericke Dissertation Award (1 of 2)
University of Magdeburg
Awarded for the dissertation "Opacity Optimization and Inertial Particles in Flow Visualization".
11/2016 Dissertation Award
Faculty of Computer Science, University of Magdeburg
Awarded for the dissertation "Opacity Optimization and Inertial Particles in Flow Visualization".
01/2016 Research Award (1 of 2)
Faculty of Computer Science, University of Magdeburg
Awarded for the paper "Rotation Invariant Vortices for Flow Visualization" in 2015.
10/2015 Honorable Mention Award
IEEE Scientific Visualization 2015
Awarded for the paper "Rotation Invariant Vortices for Flow Visualization".
11/2014 Best Contest Award
IEEE Scientific Visualization Contest 2014
Awarded for the submission "Visualizing the Aftermath of Volcanic Eruptions".
01/2014 Research Award
Faculty of Computer Science, University of Magdeburg
Awarded for the paper "Opacity Optimization for 3D Line Fields" in 2013.
01/2014 Student Research Award
Faculty of Computer Science, University of Magdeburg
Awarded for the paper "Mass-Dependent Integral Curves in Unsteady Vector Fields" in 2013.
01/2014 Teaching Award
Student Representatives of Faculty of Computer Science, University of Magdeburg
Awarded "Hero of Teaching" for the course "Introduction to Computational Geometry" in the summer term 2013.
10/2013 Faculty Award for Best Graduate in the Academic Year
Faculty of Computer Science, University of Magdeburg
10/2013 Best Graduate of the Academic Year in Computer Science Master
Faculty of Computer Science, University of Magdeburg
10/2012 Best Graduate of the Academic Year in Computational Visualistics Bachelor
Faculty of Computer Science, University of Magdeburg

Scientific Community

Memberships
06/2013 - today ACM SIGGRAPH Member
01/2014 - today Eurographics Member

Reviewer for
IEEE Scientific Visualization (IEEE SciVis '14, '15, '16, '17, '18, '19)
Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis '15, '16, '17, '18, '19)
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE TVCG '16, '17, '18, '19)
IEEE Transactions on Applied Perception (IEEE TAP '17)
IEEE Symposium on Large Data Analysis and Visualization (LDAV '18, '19)
ACM SIGGRAPH (SIGGRAPH '18)
Eurographics (EG '16, '19)
Computers & Graphics (C&G '16, '17, '18)
The Visual Computer (TVC '19)
Graphics Interface (GI '18)
Computer Graphics Forum (CGF '14)
International Journal of Digital Earth (Digit Earth '18)
Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Enegineering (CJECE '18)
IEEE Pacific Visualization (IEEE PacificVis '15, '19)
Vision, Modeling and Visualization (VMV '16, '17, '18, '19)

International Program Committee
Vision, Modeling and Visualization (VMV '17, '18, '19)
IEEE Symposium on Large Data Analysis and Visualization (LDAV '18, '19)
IEEE Pacific Visualization (PacificVis '19, '20)
IEEE Visualization (Vis '19)