The data generated during the simulation, measurement and modeling of processes have different and sometimes complex characteristics. This lecture provides the basic knowledge on how to prepare, visualize and analyze these data. The acquired knowledge should lead to a better understanding of the underlying data and should include important algorithms and data structures for their representation. The focus is on methods of 3D visualization, which are implemented in the exercises with the help of the established libraries.

Watchable TED Talk by Miriah Meyer on the topic: Information Visualization for Scientific Discovery.

Organizational details

Audience: WPF CV;i ab 8, PF CV;B 5, WPF DKE;M 1-3, WPF IF;i ab 8, WPF IF;B 4-6, WPF INGIF;i ab 8, WPF IngINF;B 4-6, WPF MVK;B ab 3 (Modul 17), WPF WIF;i ab 8, WPF WIF;B 5-6
Completion: Exam (written)
ECTS credits (Bachelor): 5
LP (Diploma): 6

Due to the current situation, the lectures are available on YouTube. There will be no regular meetings at the lecture time slot. Instead, some of the time slots we will use them for consultation and Q&A sessions, which will be announced during the semester.

Examination requirements:

  • Timely submission of the homework
  • At least 2/3 of all homework points
  • Timely registration for the exam (approx. four weeks before!)

Requirements for a “Schein”:

  • Fulfillment of the examination requirements
  • Passing the written exam

Exam Information:

  • The exam will be held via the Moodle Page. Hence, you need to be registered for the course. In addition, you need to be registered for the exam via LSF as usual.
  • You will have 2 hours for editing the exam on the 9th of February, from 15:00 - 17:00 (UTC+1). Moodle will automatically keep track of the time. You need to hand in your exam before the 2 hours are over.
  • The exam will be split up into two parts: one initial part regarding personal information and the main part with the exam questions. At the beginning of the exam, you will have to fill out the initial personal information. Only after completing the initial part, you can continue with the main part. The time you take for the initial part will be added in the end, so you still have the full 120 minutes for editing the main part of the exam.
  • We will provide an exam preview on the Moodle page ahead of the actual examination. This preview will also contain the initial part about the personal information mentioned above. You still need to fill out the initial part again in the exam, even if you already did it in the exam preview. We highly recommend familiarizing yourself with the exam preview before taking the exam.
  • We will provide the exam in English and in German. You will be able to select the language by changing the display language in Moodle (Settings > Preferred language). The exam preview will also be available in both languages.
  • To consider possible delays due to unexpected internet problems, we have scheduled an internal overtime. However, this is rather short and should not be intentionally used to delay the start of the exam.
  • To allow you to ask questions during the exam, we will provide a Zoom room. You will not be required to have your webcam turned on during the exam.


Place: Virtual
Time: every tuesday 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 P.m. (LSF)
Important: There are no regular lecture meetings. When a meeting does takes place, it will be actively announced beforehand.

Lecturer: Prof. Bernhard Preim
Office: G29-211
Phone: (0391) 67 5 85 12


Place: Virtual
1st exercise: 26.10.2020 (LSF)

Übungsleiter: Benjamin Behrendt Benedikt Mayer Benedikt Mayer Gabriel Mistelbauer Sarah Mittenentzwei
Office: G29-212 G29-212 G29-208 G29-208 -
Phone: (0391) 67 51 430 (0391) 67 51 430 (0391) 67 51 430 (0391) 67 57 464 -
Exercise: Mo: 11.15-12.45 Mo: 15.15-16.45 Tue: 09.15-10.45 Wed: 11.15-12.45 Thu: 11.15-12.45
Notes: ZOOM
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