Selected research projects

How does the human mind process computer generated images?

The German Research Foundation has approved funding in the amount of € 8m for the new transregional collaborative research centre “TRR 161”, which explores various issues around the topic of “visualisation of data”. Besides the Universities of Konstanz and Stuttgart, the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics is also involved in the project. Professor Oliver Deussen from the University of Konstanz is the collaborative research centre’s deputy spokesperson.

TRR 161

Understanding the implications of colonization with algorithms

The ERC (European Research Council) has approved a “Synergy Grant” worth 15 million euros for the new and transregional research project “NEXUS 1492”, which explores the effects of early colonization in the Caribbean, generating new insights into its indigenous populations along the way. The Konstanz computer scientist Professor Ulrik Brandes receives funding in the amount of € 2.4m in the context of the Dutch-German collaboration for his research into networks.

Nexus 1492

A new generation of geographical information systems

BigGIS will help develop and research a new generation of geographical information systems that support decision making in multiple scenarios which require processing of large and heterogeneous data sets. Application areas include, for instance, “disaster control”, “environment” as well as “smart city and health”. Professor Daniel Keim is the University of Konstanz’s project partner.


Light Field Imaging and Analysis

Professor Bastian Goldlücke’s research, which is funded by an ERC starting grant, is on light field imaging and analysis, image optimisation and 4D light fields. Starting grants are provided by the ERC (European Research Council) in order to support outstanding  researchers.

Light Field Imaging and Analysis

Can mobile technology incrase health-conscious behaviour?

SMARTACT is an interdisciplinary joint research project that uses mobile technologies to develop new tools for increasing health-conscious behaviour on a day-to-day basis. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Professor Harald Reiterer's working group is part of SMARTACT.

Talks about SMARTACT: SMARTACT Kick-Off