Silvia Miksch

Function
Head
Address

Favoritenstraße 9-11, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

Room
HG 01 15
Phone
+43 (1) 58801 - 18824
Fax
+43 (1) 58801 - 18899

CV / Current Position

I studied Information Systems (Economic Computer Science) at the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology with concentration on Applied Statistics and Artificial Intelligence. I received my master of Social and Economic Science from the University of Vienna in 1987 and my Ph.D. in 1990. Afterwards I joined the Knowledge-Based Systems Group at the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI) , as scientific researcher. I was a Postdoctoral Fellow within the Adaptive Intelligent Systems group of the Knowledge Systems Laboratory which in turn is part of the Computer Science Department at Stanford University CA, USA (August 1995 - August 1996, FWF-Erwin Schrödinger post-graduate fellowship). In October 1996, I joined the Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems (ISIS), Vienna University of Technology . From November 1999 to Febuary 2006, I was Associate University Professor. From 2006 to 2010 I was University Professor (Univ.Prof.) and head of the Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering at Danube University Krems, Austria. In April 2010 I moved back to the Institute at the Vienna University of Technology to establish the awarded Laura Bassi Centre of Expertise "CVAST - Center for Visual Analytics Science and Technology" funded by the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth of the Republic of Austria. (This initiative programme, the only one of its kind in Europe, is committed to equal opportunities and to establishing a new research culture to carry out applied basic research in the natural sciences, engineering and technology). As of April 1, 2015 (no joke ;-) ), I am Full University Professor (Visual Analytics) at Vienna University of Technology

From April to September 2001 I was Visiting/Guest Professor at the Department of Simulation and Graphics, Faculty of Computer Science (FIN), Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. From October 2001 to January 2002 I was Visiting/Guest Professor at the Johannes Kepler University Linz.

From 1997 to 2006 I was chair of the Austrian Society for Artificial Intelligence (ÖGAI) and from 1998 to 2002 I was member (and vice-chair) of the board of the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) .

Research Interests

  • Visualization & Visual Analytics
    • Information Visualization
    • Interaction Design
    • Data Analysis Methods: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
    • Information Extraction and Integration
    • Knowledge Crystallization Processes
  • Temporal Representation and Reasoning
    • Time-Oriented Modelling
    • Temporal Data Abstraction
  • Plan Management (Continual Plan Modeling)
    • Data and Process Modeling
    • Workflow Systems
    • Planning, Plan Execution, Plan Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Task-oriented Design, Development, and Evaluation in Real-World Environments
    • Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice
    • Guideline- and Protocol-based Care: Design, Monitoring, and Therapy Planning
    • Medical Environments: (Neonatal) Intensive Care Units, Diabetes Management, Management of Hyperbilirubinemia/Jaundice
    • Business Intelligence
    • Market Analysis
    • Other disciplines of natural, social, and economic sciences

Teaching (partly in German)

Current Activities

Membership of Scientific Societies (Selection of the last 10 years)

2005 – 2013     Member of AIME Steering Committee
2014
–             Member of VAST Steering Committee

2015 –             Member of VIS Executive Committee (VEC)
2006              Vize-Chairperson of the ÖGAI - Austrian Society for Artificial Intelligence (“Österreichische Gesellschaft für Artificial Intelligence”)
2006 2008     Danube University Krems representative in the Forum Neue Medien Austria (FNMA)

Reviewing Activities (Selection of the last 10 years)

2014 – 2017     Member in Advisory Board of EU Project VALCRI
2014
– 2018     Member in Advisory Board of FWF Project KAVA-Time

2015 – 2018     Member in Advisory Board of FIT Project Visual Analytics in Data-driven Journalism (VALID), FFG ICT of the Future
2013 – 2018     Panel Member of European Research Council (ERC): Consolidator Grant, Computer Science and Informatics (PE6): 3 times
2017 – 2020     Scientific Reporter of Austrian Research Fund (FwF)
2013                Panel Member of ZIT / Wirtschaftsagentur Wien: Call Science to Products
2014                Panel Member of ZIT / Wirtschaftsagentur Wien: Innovations (Urban Solutions)
2011 – 2015     Associate Editor of Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG, IEEE)
2011 –             Book Review Editor of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM-J, Elsevier)
2012 –             Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Biomedical Informatics (JBI, Elsevier)
2017 – 2020     Member of Editorial Board of Computer Graphics Forum (CGF)

Chairpersons (selected)

  • Paper Co-Chair of Eurographics/IEEE Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2012)
  • Paper Co-Chair of IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (IEEE VAST 2011 and IEEE VAST 2012)
  • Paper Co-Chair of the Second International Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA 2011)
  • Paper Co-Chair of International Workshop Series on Knowledge Representation for Health Care (KR4HC)

Institutional Responsibilities (Selection of the last 10 years)

2016 – 2018     Member of the Curricular Committees of Computer Science, TU Wien, Austria
2016
– 2019     Member of the Academic Senate, TU Wien, Austria (2016-2017 substitute member)

2016 – 2019     Member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Informatics, TU Wien, Austria
2018 –             Coordinator of the Research Focus Visual Computing and Human-Centered Technology, TU Wien, Austria
2010 – 2016     Member of the Senate at Danube University Krems
1999 –             Member of several Habilitation Committees
2011 –   Member of several Selection Committees of Professors (TU Wien, Austria; Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany; Department of Computer and Information Science - Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet (NTNU), Trondheim, Norwegen)

Further Information

Open Student Topics

Publications

Paolo Federico, Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, Florian Windhager, Lukas Zenk, "A Case Study on Visual Analytics of Dynamic Networks", The Third International UKVAC Workshop on Visual Analytics (VAW 2011), 2011. paper
Tim Lammarsch, Wolfgang Aigner, Alessio Bertone, Johannes Gärtner, Silvia Miksch, Thomas Turic, "A Comparison of Programming Platforms for Interactive Visualization in Web Browser Based Applications", Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV08), pp. 194–199, 2008. paper
Florian Windhager, Albert Amor-Amorós, Michael Smuc, Paolo Federico, Lukas Zenk, Silvia Miksch, "A concept for the exploratory visualization of patent network dynamics", Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications, 2015. paper
Silvia Miksch, Wolfgang Aigner, "A Matter of Time: Applying a Data-Users-Tasks Design Triangle to Visual Analytics of Time-Oriented Data", Computers & Graphics, Special Section on Visual Analytics, vol. 38, pp. 286-290, 2014. paper
Paolo Federico, Albert Amor-Amorós, Silvia Miksch, "A Nested Workflow Model for Visual Analytics Design and Validation", Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Beyond Time and Errors: Novel Evaluation Methods for Visualisation (BELIV '16), 2016. paper Presentation on Vimeo
Paolo Federico, Florian Heimerl, Steffen Koch, Silvia Miksch, "A Survey on Visual Approaches for Analyzing Scientific Literature and Patents", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 23, pp. 2179 – 2198, 2017. paper Video Teaser
Theresia Gschwandtner, Johannes Gärtner, Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, "A Taxonomy of Dirty Time-Oriented Data", Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS 7465): Multidisciplinary Research and Practice for Information Systems (Proceedings of the CD-ARES 2012), pp. 58 -- 72, 2012. paper
Paolo Federico, Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, Florian Windhager, Lukas Zenk, "A Visual Analytics Approach to Dynamic Social Networks", Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technologies (i-KNOW), Special Track on Theory and Applications of Visual Analytics (TAVA), pp. 47:1–47:8, 2011. paper
Bilal Alsallakh, Markus Bögl, Theresia Gschwandtner, Silvia Miksch, Bilal Esmael, Arghad Arnaout, Gerhard Thonhauser, Philipp Zöllner, "A Visual Analytics Approach to Segmenting and Labeling Multivariate Time Series Data", EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA), pp. 31-35, 2014. paper
Davide Ceneda, Theresia Gschwandtner, Thorsten May, Silvia Miksch, Hans-Jörg Schulz, Marc Streit, Christian Tominski, "Amending the Characterization of Guidance in Visual Analytics", ArXiv, vol. Human-computer Interaction, 2017. paper
Margit Pohl, Silvia Wiltner, Silvia Miksch, Wolfgang Aigner, Alexander Rind, "Analysing Interactivity in Information Visualisation", KI - Künstliche Intelligenz, vol. 26, pp. 151-159, 2012. paper
Martin Röhlig, Martin Luboschik, Heidrun Schuman, Markus Bögl, Bilal Alsallakh, Silvia Miksch, "Analyzing Parameter Influence on Time-Series Segmentation and Labeling", Poster Proceedings of the IEEE Visualization Conference (VIS), 2014. paper Preview
Wolfgang Aigner, Christian Kainz, Rui Ma, Silvia Miksch, "Bertin was Right: An Empirical Evaluation of Indexing to Compare Multivariate Time-Series Data Using Line Plots", Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 30, pp. 215--228, 2011. paper
Alexander Schratt, Wolfgang Aigner, Alessio Bertone, Silvia Miksch, "Body of Knowledge for Visual Analytics Education", Workshop at VisWeek 2008, 2008. paper
Theresia Gschwandtner, Wolfgang Aigner, Katharina Kaiser, Silvia Miksch, Andreas Seyfang, "CareCruiser: Exploring and Visualizing Plans, Events, and Effects Interactively", 4th IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, pp. 43--50, 2011.
Wolfgang Aigner, Paolo Federico, Theresia Gschwandtner, Silvia Miksch, Alexander Rind, "Challenges of Time-oriented Data in Visual Analytics for Healthcare", IEEE VisWeek Workshop on Visual Analytics in Healthcare , pp. 4, 2012. paper
Davide Ceneda, Theresia Gschwandtner, Thorsten May, Silvia Miksch, Hans-Jörg Schulz, Marc Streit, Christian Tominski, "Characterizing Guidance in Visual Analytics", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 23, pp. 111-120, 2017. paper
M Rospocher, C Eccher, Chiara Ghidini, Rakebul Hasan, Andreas Seyfang, A Ferro, Silvia Miksch, "Collaborative Encoding of Asbru Clinical Protocols", Workshop on Knowledge Representation for Heath-Care: Patient Data, Processes and Guidelines in conjunction with AIME 2009, 2009.
Jürgen Bernard, Christian Bors, Markus Bögl, Christian Eichner, Theresia Gschwandtner, Silvia Miksch, Heidrun Schumann, Jörn Kohlhammer, "Combining the Automated Segmentation and Visual Analysis of Multivariate Time Series", EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA) 2018, pp. 49–53, 2018. paper
Bilal Alsallakh, Eduard Gröller, Silvia Miksch, Martin Suntinger, "Contingency Wheel: Visual Analysis of Large Contingency Tables", Proceedings of the International Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA), pp. 53-56, 2011. paper Visual Metaphor
Velitchko Filipov, Paolo Federico, Silvia Miksch, "CV3: Visual Exploration, Assessment, and Comparison of CVs", EuroVis 2018 - Posters, 2018.
Markus Bögl, Peter Filzmoser, Theresia Gschwandtner, Tim Lammarsch, Roger Leite, Silvia Miksch, Alexander Rind, "Cycle Plot Revisited: Multivariate Outlier Detection Using a Distance-Based Abstraction", Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 36, pp. 227–238, 2017. paper Usage Scenario
Kai Puolamäki, Alessio Bertone, Roberto Theron, Otto Huisman, Jimmy Johansson, Silvia Miksch, Panagiotis Papapetrou, Salvo Rinzivillo, "Data Mining", Mastering the Information Age: Solving Problems with Visual Analytics, pp. 39–56, 2010. paper
Theresia Gschwandtner, Wolfgang Aigner, Katharina Kaiser, Silvia Miksch, Andreas Seyfang, "Design and Evaluation of an Interactive Visualization of Therapy Plans and Patient Data", Proceedings of the 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI2011), pp. 421-428, 2011.
Tim Lammarsch, Alexander Rind, Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, "Developing an Extended Task Framework for Exploratory Data Analysis Along the Structure of Time", Proceedings of the EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics in Vienna, Austria (EuroVA 2012), pp. 31-35, 2012. paper

Advised Publications

Tim Lammarsch, "Facets of Time - Making the Most of Time's Structure in Interactive Visualization", Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, vol. Dr. techn., 2010. paper
Reinhardt Wenzina, "GOALS: Using TimeML Annotations for an Information Extraction Approach to Support the Modeling of Clinical Guidelines", , vol. PhD, 2015. Download
Paolo Federico, "Visual Analytics of Dynamic Networks", Faculty of Informatics, vol. PhD in Computer Science, pp. 192, 2017. paper
Bilal Alsallakh, "Visual Analytics of Large Homogeneous Data - Categorical, Set-typed, and Classification Data", Institute of Software Technology & Interactive Systems, vol. PhD in Computer Science, pp. 165, 2014. paper