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  • Personal
     
  • Education
    • 2004-2009: Ph.D. in Computer Science, Vienna University of Technology
      Ph.D. committee: Prof. Dr. Eduard Gröller, Prof. Dr. Hanspeter Pfister.
    • 2000-2004: DI (FH) in Medical Software Engineering, Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences, Austria
     
  • Work Experience
    • since 2013: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard University, USA
    • 2013: Short-Term Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
    • 2010-2013: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
    • 2004-2010: Researcher, VRVis, Austria
     
  • Teaching Experience
    • Spring 2015: Head Teaching Assistant, CS 171 Visualization, Harvard University
    • Fall 2014: Teaching Assistant, CS 207 Systems Development for Computational Science, Harvard University
    • Spring 2014: Teaching Assistant, CS 171 Visualization, Harvard University
    • Fall 2013: Teaching Assistant, CS 109 Data Science, Harvard University
    • 2010-2012: Teaching Assistant, CS 247 Scientific Visualization, KAUST
    • 2010: Teaching Assistant, CS 380 GPU and GPGPU Programming, KAUST
    • Student supervision (Master's thesis, directed research)
     
  • Publications
    • Book Chapters:
    • GPU-accelerated Brain Connectivity Reconstruction and Visualization in Large-Scale Electron Micrographs

      W.-K. Jeong, H. Pfister, J. Beyer, M. Hadwiger

      In GPU Computing Gems, Vol.1, Addison-Wesley, 2011.

    • Journal and Reviewed Conference Publications:
    • NeuroBlocks - Visual Tracking of Segmentation and Proofreading for Large Connectomics Projects.

      A.K. Al-Awami, J. Beyer, D. Haehn, N. Kasthuri, J. W. Lichtman, H. Pfister, and M. Hadwiger

      Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, (Proceedings IEEE SciVis 2015), 22(1), 2015.

      NeuroLines: A Subway Map Metaphor for Visualizing Nanoscale Neuronal Connectivity.

      A.K. Al-Awami, J. Beyer, H. Strobelt, N. Kasthuri, J. W. Lichtman, H. Pfister, and M. Hadwiger

      Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, (Proceedings IEEE InfoVis 2014), 20(12), 2014.

      Design and Evaluation of Interactive Proofreading Tools for Connectomics.

      D. Haehn, S. Knowles-Barley, M. Roberts, J. Beyer, N. Kasthuri, J. W. Lichtman, and H. Pfister

      Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, (Proceedings IEEE SciVis 2014), 20(12), 2014.

      ConnectomeExplorer: Query-Guided Visual Analysis of Large Volumetric Neuroscience Data

      J. Beyer, A. Al-Awami, N. Kasthuri, J. W. Lichtman, H. Pfister, and M. Hadwiger

      Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, (Proceedings IEEE SciVis 2013), 19(12), 2013.

      Exploring the Connectome - Petascale Volume Visualization of Microscopy Data Streams

      J. Beyer, M. Hadwiger, A. Al-Awami, W.-K. Jeong, N. Kasthuri, J. W. Lichtman, and H. Pfister

      IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 33(4), 2013.

      Sparse PDF Maps for Non-Linear Multi-Resolution Image Operations

      M. Hadwiger, R. Sicat, J. Beyer, J. Krüger, and T. Möller

      ACM Transactions on Graphics, 31(6)(Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2012), 2012.

      Interactive Volume Exploration of Petascale Microscopy Data Streams Using a Visualization-Driven Virtual Memory Approach

      M. Hadwiger, J. Beyer, W.-K. Jeong, and H. Pfister

      IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 18(12) (Proceedings IEEE SciVis 2012), 2012.

      (Honorable Mention for Best Paper Award).

      Interactive Seismic Interpretation with Piecewise Global Energy Minimization

      T. Höllt, J. Beyer, F. Gschwantner, P. Muigg, H. Doleisch, G. Heinemann and M. Hadwiger

      IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, 2011.

      SSECRETT and NeuroTrace: Interactive Visualization and Analysis Tools for Large-Scale Neuroscience Datasets

      W. Jeong, J. Beyer, M. Hadwiger, R. Blue, C. Law, A. Vasquez, C. Reid, J. Lichtman, H. Pfister

      IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 30(2), 2010.

      Scalable and Interactive Segmentation and Visualization of Neural Processes in EM Datasets

      W. Jeong, J. Beyer, M. Hadwiger, A. Vasquez-Reina, R. Whitaker, H. Pfister

      IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2009.

      Smooth Mixed-Resolution GPU Volume Rendering

      J. Beyer, M. Hadwiger, T. Möller, L. Fritz

      Proceedings of IEEE/EG International Symposium on Volume and Point-Based Graphics, 2008.

      High-Quality Multimodal Volume Rendering for Preoperative Planning of Neurosurgical Interventions

      J. Beyer, M. Hadwiger, S. Wolfsberger, K. Bühler

      IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 13(6)(Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2007), 2007.

      (Best Application Paper Award).

      Interactive Diffusion -Based Smoothing and Segmentation of Volumetric Datasets on Graphics Hardware

      J. Beyer, C. Langer, L. Fritz, M. Hadwiger, S. Wolfsberger, K. Bühler

      Methods of Information in Medicine, 2007.

      Segmentierungsfreie Visualisierung des Gehirns für direktes Volumen Rendering

      J. Beyer, M. Hadwiger, S. Wolfsberger, C. Rezk-Salama, K. Bühler

      Proceedings of Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin 2007.

    • Technical Sketches and Talks
    • Interactive Non-Linear Image Operations on Gigapixel Images

      R. Sicat, J. Beyer, and M. Hadwiger.

      Talk at NVIDIA GPU Technolgy Conference (NVIDIA Research Summit), San Jose, 2013.

      Terascale Volume Visualization in Neuroscience

      J. Beyer, M. Hadwiger, W.-K. Jeong, and H. Pfister.

      Talk at NVIDIA GPU Technolgy Conference (NVIDIA Research Summit), San Jose, 2012.

      Demand-Driven Volume Rendering of Terascale EM Data

      J. Beyer, M. Hadwiger, W. Jeong, H. Pfister, J. Lichtmann, and C. Reid.

      SIGGRAPH 2011 Talks, 2011.

    • Courses and STARs
    • State-of-the-Art in GPU-Based Large-Scale Volume Visualization

      J. Beyer, M. Hadwiger, H. Pfister.

      Computer Graphics Forum, 2015.

    • Survey of GPU-Based Large-Scale Volume Visualization

      J. Beyer, M. Hadwiger, H. Pfister.

      Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) - State of The Art Reports, 2014.

    • GPU-Based Large-Scale Visualization

      M. Hadwiger, J. Krüger, J. Beyer, S. Bruckner.

      SIGGRAPH Asia, 2013.

    • Posters:
    • NeuroLines - A Subway Map Metaphor for Visualizing Nanoscale Neuronal Connectivity

      A.K. Al-Awami, J. Beyer, H. Strobelt, N. Kasthuri, J.W. Lichtman, H. Pfister, and M. Hadwiger.

      Poster at 4th Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis), 2014.

      (Best Poster Award).

      Distributed Terascale Volume Visualization Using a Shared Virtual Memory Space

      J. Beyer, M. Hadwiger, W.-K. Jeong, and H. Pfister.

      Poster at IEEE Symposium on Large-Scale Data Analysis and Visualization (LDAV), 2011.

      Distributed Multi-Level Out-of-Core Volume Rendering

      J. Beyer, M. Hadwiger, W. Jeong, H. Pfister, J. Lichtmann, and C. Reid.

      Poster at NVIDIA GPU Technolgy Conference (NVIDIA Research Summit), San Jose, 2010.

    • Invited Talks:
    • Visualization for Connectomics

      Data Visualization Meeting. Broad Institute; November 2015.

      Data Visualization and Visual Computing for Life Sciences

      Visual Computing Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology; January 2015.

      NeuroLines: A Subway Map Metaphor for Visualizing Nanoscale Neuronal Connectivity

      CSAIL, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; October 2014.

      Interactive Volume Exploration of Petascale Microscopy Data

      Visual Computing Group, Harvard; July 2012.

      Petascale Visualization for Neuroscience

      Workshop on Computational Biomedicine and Geophysics, Salt Lake City; April 2012.

      Petascale Visualization for Neuroscience

      Argonne National Labs; August 2011.

      High-Quality Real-Time Visualization of Medical Data

      General Hospital Vienna; European Workshop on basic techniques of microsurgery and cerebral revascularization; June 2006.

    • Conference Presentations:
    • A Survey of GPU-Based Large-Scale Visualization

      EuroVis; 2014.

      Course on GPU-Based Large-Scale Visualization

      SIGGRAPH Asia; 2013.

      ConnectomeExplorer: Query-Guided Visual Analysis of Large Volumetric Neuroscience Data

      IEEE Visualization; 2013.

      Interactive Non-Linear Image Operations on Gigapixel Images

      NVIDIA GPU Technolgy Conference; 2013.

      Terascale Volume Visualization in Neuroscience

      NVIDIA GPU Technolgy Conference; 2012.

      Demand-Driven Volume Rendering of Terascale EM Data

      ACM Siggraph; 2011.

      Scalable and Interactive Segmentation and Visualization of Neural Processes

      IEEE Visualization; 2009.

      Smooth Mixed-Resolution GPU Volume Rendering

      IEEE Volume and Point-based Graphics; 2008.

      High-Quality Multimodal Volume Rendering for Preoperative Planning of Neurosurgical Interventions

      IEEE Visualization; 2007.

     
  • Awards and Scholarships
    • Scholarships:
    • Sabic Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2011
    • Marshall Plan Scholarship, 2008
    • Leistungsstipendium, Vienna University of Technology, 2004/05
    • Awards:
    • Best Paper Honorable Mention, IEEE InfoVis Conference, 2014
    • Best Poster, BioVis Symposium, 2014
    • Best Paper Honorable Mention, IEEE SciVis Conference, 2012
    • Medvis Award (Karl-Heinz-Höhne-Preis), second place, 2008
    • Best Applications Paper Award, IEEE Visualization Conference 2007
    • Best Student Project Award, Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences 2003/04