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Wir laden Sie herzlich zu einem sehr spannenden Vortrag von Herrn Jan Aerts von der KU Leuven im Rahmen unseres ScaDS-Kolloquiums ein.


Vortragstitel: Data Visualization in Data Science

Uhrzeit und Raum: 10. März 2017, 14:00 Uhr , ScaDS Meeting Raum

Ritterstrasse 9-13, 2.OG

With datasets becoming more and more complex, generic representations often cannot convey the richness hidden inside them anymore which can result in patterns being missed and insights that stay just across the horizon. This talk will highlight the reasons why we need advanced data visualization, illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of visualization, and explore ways of thinking systematically about the topic.

Short biography of Jan Aerts:

Jan Aerts has a background in genetics and genomics, and performed his doctoral research at the University of Wageningen (Netherlands) on the Chicken Genome Sequencing Project. He then moved to Scotland to work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Roslin Institute on the Cow Genome Sequencing Project. Next, he continued his research at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute near Cambridge (UK) focusing on structural variation in the human and other primate genomes. At his return to Belgium in 2010, he shifted focus to data visualization and visual analytics, with the aim of finding interesting questions in large datasets (big data). His main research topics revolve around visual design, interaction design, and (human and computational) scalability. He collects inspiration for (both good and bad) visualizations on his pinterest board.

Jan Aerts is on the organizing committees of BioVis and Beyond The Genome, and has chaired visualization-related sessions at conferences including VIZBI, the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference BOSC and EuroVis/VMLS. He is also Associate Editor for the BioMedCentral Thematic Series on Biological Data Visualization, and academic editor for PLoS One. He is member of the Young Academy – Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts.

Dresden Computer Graphics and Visualization Group wins IEEE SciVis Contest 2016

Each year the so called SciVis Contest takes place at the renowned international conference for visualization, the IEEE VIS. In 2016, the staff of the Computer Graphics and Visualisation Group of the TU Dresden, together with colleagues from the Visualization Research Centre of the University of Stuttgart, have won the contest.

With the SciVis Contest the visualization community can confront themselves with challenging visual analysis tasks on real data scenarios. The 2016's contest asked questions about large ensemble data sets of chemical processes of salt dissolution, namely the appearance and influence of viscous fingers. The entry by TU Dresden was deemed being the most wholesome and versatile solution, and thus gained the winning edge over its competitors.

ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig at CeBIT 2017

Also this year, ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig will continue to present Big Data related research topics at the IT conference and exhibition CeBIT from 20 - 24 March 2017 in Hannover. On the shared booth together with other universities of the Free State of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and the Free State of Thuringia we will be part of the TU Dresden exhibit and inform the public in particular about recent developments in Big Data application areas. ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig presentations will be accompanied with other research topics form the Center of Informations Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH) of the TU Dresden, the 5G Lab and the Cluster of Excellence Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed).

In particular, ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig and ZIH will inform the interested public about highlights in its research activities, including amongst others:

  • Big Data and data intensive computing
  • Data analytics and data life cycle management
  • High Performance Computing, Distributed and Cloud Computing
  • Scalable software tools for application support and energy efficient computing

All visitors and interested attendees of the exhibit are very welcome to visit our boot at Hall 6, Booth B24 in the research and innovation hall of the CeBIT 2017 (see convention center map for further details)


Impressions from the past

In the past we had lively discussions about actual research topics on our booth with visitors of the CeBIT conference and exhibition from media, politics and the general public.

The last year CeBIT 2016 booth team on the shared TU Dresden booth presenting the research activities of ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, cfaed, 5G Lab and ZIH.


Dr. René Jäkel, management director of ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, informs EU politician Reinhard Bütikofer about energy efficient computing and service-oriented research in the area of Big Data on CeBIT 2015.


Also on CeBIT 2015 we had prominent visit of our Minister President of the Free State of Saxony Stanislaw Tillich, who was interested in the new area of Big Data research.

DLR Software Institute and Smart Systems Hub - Big Data research as linking element 

A few weeks ago, the new DLR software institute was announced and will be established at TU Dresden. The aim of the new Dresden DLR institute is the strategic  research and development to support the virtual system capability of the German aerospace industry in the areas of hardware, software and application systems. The focus is on research for innovative technologies for application-oriented implementation in the areas of production technology and robotics, systems and simulation as well as virtual reality. In the recent past, there have been many very successful scientific activities at the TU Dresden in the fields of software development, High Performance Computing, Big Data, 5G-Lab, Internet of Things, and Internet security on which the new DLR Institute can build.

Prof. Wolfgang E. Nagel, scientific coordinator of ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig emphasizes excellent opportunities to develop new innovative fields of application,  content wise and methodically with the research areas of Cloud Computing, High Performance Computing and Big Data (see here for original press release).

Furthermore, current activities are ongoing to establish additionally a „Smart Systems Hub“ at the TU Dresden (Smart Systems Hub press release). Digital hubs are a new form of "digital ecosystems" designed to promote the collaboration and cooperation of start-ups, established companies and science, to give digital transformation a strategic boost. The first digital hubs were presented at the National IT Summit in November 2016. Dresden hopes to be included in the circle of the twelve planned digital hubs in the coming year with the topic "Smart Systems Hub - Enabling IoT" (Internet of Things), thereby giving the entire Free State Saxony, with its technological strengths, access to this future initiative. The government will support this project on a sustained basis (see also the press release of the Free State of Saxony).

The aim of the planned "Smart Systems Hub - Enabling IoT" is to further develop digital future industries and to significantly advance the digitization of the lead industries in Germany. For this purpose, competences in the areas of hardware, software and connectivity are bundled to create intelligent systems for the age of digital industries. In Saxony, there are great opportunities to transform the strengths of mechanical engineering, vehicle construction, semiconductor technology and microelectronics into the next generation through the targeted use of software and IT developments, thereby defining and shaping new markets. The fields of application range from industry 4.0, connected car and electro mobility to cyber physical systems for smart products, cities and infrastructures. With its proven expertise TU Dresden can make a decisive scientific contribution. 

Wir laden Sie herzlich zu einem sehr spannenden Vortrag von Herrn Ingo Leusing von der Generali Versicherung im Rahmen unseres ScaDS-Kolloquiums ein.

Vortragstitel: Das Data Lake als Rückgrat der Digitalisierung bei der Generali. Blick hinter die Kulissen einer großen Versicherung durch die Darstellung von spannenden Big Data Use-Cases.