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 –  2015     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

Roger Leite, Theresia Gschwandtner, Silvia Miksch, Erich Gstrein, Johannes Kuntner, "Network Analysis for Financial Fraud Detection", EuroVis 2018 - Posters, 2018. paper
Natalia Andrienko, Tim Lammarsch, Gennady Andrienko, Georg Fuchs, Daniel Keim, Silvia Miksch, Alexander Rind, "Viewing Visual Analytics as Model Building", Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 37, pp. 275–299, 2018. paper
Florian Windhager, Paolo Federico, Günther Schreder, Katrin Glinka, Marian Dörk, Silvia Miksch, Eva Mayr, "Visualization of Cultural Heritage Collection Data: State of the Art and Future Challenges", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 25, pp. 20, 2018. paper
Markus Bögl, Christian Bors, Theresia Gschwandtner, Silvia Miksch, "Uncertainty types in segmenting and labeling time series data", , 2018. paper
Christian Bors, Theresia Gschwandtner, Simone Kriglstein, Silvia Miksch, Margit Pohl, "Visual Interactive Creation, Customization, and Analysis of Data Quality Metrics", Journal of Data and Information Quality (JDIQ), vol. 10, pp. 3:1–3:26, 2018. paper
Roger Leite, Theresia Gschwandtner, Silvia Miksch, Erich Gstrein, Johannes Kuntner, "Visual analytics for event detection: Focusing on fraud", Visual Informatics, Elsevier, vol. 2, 2018. paper
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
Davide Ceneda, Theresia Gschwandtner, Silvia Miksch, Christian Tominski, "Guided Visual Exploration of Cyclical Patterns in Time-series", , 2018. paper
Christian Bors, Theresia Gschwandtner, Silvia Miksch, "Visually Exploring Data Provenance and Quality of Open Data", EuroVis 2018 - Posters, pp. 9–11, 2018. paper
Davide Ceneda, Theresia Gschwandtner, Thorsten May, Silvia Miksch, Marc Streit, Christian Tominski, "Guidance or No Guidance? A Decision Tree Can Help", EuroVA: International Workshop on Visual Analytics, pp. 19–23, 2018. paper
Roger Leite, Theresia Gschwandtner, Silvia Miksch, Simone Kriglstein, Margit Pohl, Erich Gstrein, Johannes Kuntner, "EVA: Visual Analytics to Identify Fraudulent Events", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 24, pp. 330 - 339, 2018. paper video
Velitchko Filipov, Paolo Federico, Silvia Miksch, "CV3: Visual Exploration, Assessment, and Comparison of CVs", EuroVis 2018 - Posters, 2018.
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
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
Paolo Federico, Markus Wagner, Alexander Rind, Albert Amor-Amorós, Silvia Miksch, Wolfgang Aigner, "The Role of Explicit Knowledge: A Conceptual Model of Knowledge-Assisted Visual Analytics", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (IEEE VAST 2017), 2017. paper Video Teaser
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
Albert Amor-Amorós, Paolo Federico, Silvia Miksch, Sebastian Zambanini, Simon Brenner, Robert Sablatnig, "Visual Analytics for Multitemporal Aerial Image Georeferencing", 8th International EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA), pp. 55–59, 2017. paper
Christian Bors, Markus Bögl, Theresia Gschwandtner, Silvia Miksch, "Visual Support for Rastering of Unequally Spaced Time Series", 10th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI), pp. 53-57, 2017. paper
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
Christian Bors, Markus Bögl, Theresia Gschwandtner, Silvia Miksch, "Visual Support for Rastering of Unequally Spaced Time Series", Data Science, Statistics & Visualisation Conference (DSSV), 2017. paper
Davide Ceneda, Wolfgang Aigner, Markus Bögl, Theresia Gschwandtner, Silvia Miksch, "Guiding the Visualization of Time-oriented Data", Proceedings of the IEEE Visualization Conference (VIS) - Poster, 2016. paper
Florian Windhager, Eva Mayr, Günther Schreder, Michael Smuc, Paolo Federico, Silvia Miksch, "Reframing Cultural Heritage Collections in a Visualization Framework of Space-Time Cubes", Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Computational History (HistoInformatics2016), vol. 1632, pp. 20-24, 2016. paper
Bilal Alsallakh, Luana Micallef, Wolfgang Aigner, Helwig Hauser, Silvia Miksch, Peter Rodgers, "The State-of-the-Art of Set Visualization", Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 35, pp. 234–260, 2016. paper
Roger Leite, Theresia Gschwandtner, Silvia Miksch, E. Gstrein, J. Kuntner, "Visual Analytics for Fraud Detection: Focusing on Profile Analysis", Proceedings of the Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) - Posters 2016, 2016. paper
Eva Mayr, Paolo Federico, Silvia Miksch, Günther Schreder, Michael Smuc, Florian Windhager, "Visualization of Cultural Heritage Data for Casual Users", IEEE VIS Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities, 2016. paper

Advised Publications

Paolo Federico, "Visual Analytics of Dynamic Networks", Faculty of Informatics, vol. PhD in Computer Science, pp. 192, 2017. paper
Reinhardt Wenzina, "GOALS: Using TimeML Annotations for an Information Extraction Approach to Support the Modeling of Clinical Guidelines", , vol. PhD, 2015. Download
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
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