Hans Christian Hege

Hans Christian Hege

Jefe del Departamento de Análisis Visual de Datos, Instituto Zuse, Berlín.

Hans-Christian Hege is head of the Department ‘Visual Data Analysis’ at Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB). After studying physics and mathematics he continued with postgraduate studies in computational physics and quantum field theory at Freie Universität Berlin (1984-1989). Then he joined ZIB as a scientific consultant for high-performance computing. In 1991, he started to build up at ZIB the department for Scientific Visualization (now: Visual Data Analysis), where research in visual data analysis is conducted and visualization software is developed, such as Amira/Avizo and Biosphere3D.

Hege co-founded three companies: Mental Images (1986; now: NVIDIA Advanced Rendering Center), Indeed-Visual Concepts (1999; now: Visage Imaging), and Lenné3D (2005).

His research interests include visual computing and visual data analysis, including applications in life sciences, natural sciences and digital humanities. He taught as guest professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, and as honorary professor at the German Film School (University for Digital Media Production) / Film School Babelsberg.

He is member of the Editorial Boards of the book series “Mathematics + Visualization” (Springer) as well as of the scientific journals “Computing and Visualization in Science” and “GMS Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie”.

He is a member of ACM, IEEE, Eurographics, GI, DPG and CURAC.

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