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

Albert Amor-Amorós, Paolo Federico, Silvia Miksch, "Visually-Supported Graph Traversals for Exploratory Analysis", Proceedings of the IEEE Visualization Conference (VIS) - Poster, 2016. 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
Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, Heidrun Schumann, Christian Tominski, "Visualization Techniques for Time-Oriented Data", Interactive Data Visualization: Foundations, Techniques, and Applications, pp. 253–284, 2015. paper Book webpage
Markus Bögl, Wolfgang Aigner, Peter Filzmoser, Theresia Gschwandtner, Tim Lammarsch, Silvia Miksch, Alexander Rind, "Visually and Statistically Guided Imputation of Missing Values in Univariate Seasonal Time Series", Poster Proceedings of the IEEE Visualization Conference 2015, 2015. paper Preview Video
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
Martin Röhlig, Martin Luboschik, Markus Bögl, Frank Krüger, Bilal Alsallakh, Silvia Miksch, Thomas Kirste, Heidrun Schumann, "Supporting Activity Recognition by Visual Analytics", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, 2015. paper Teaser
Paolo Federico, Jürgen Unger, Albert Amor-Amorós, Lucia Sacchi, Denis Klimov, Silvia Miksch, "Gnaeus: utilizing clinical guidelines for a knowledge-assisted visualisation of EHR cohorts", Proceedings of the EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA), pp. 79-83, 2015. paper
Markus Bögl, Wolfgang Aigner, Peter Filzmoser, Theresia Gschwandtner, Tim Lammarsch, Silvia Miksch, Alexander Rind, "Integrating Predictions in Time Series Model Selection", Proceedings of the EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytic, EuroVA, pp. 73-77, 2015. paper
Peter Bodesinsky, Bilal Alsallakh, Theresia Gschwandtner, Silvia Miksch, "Exploration and Assessment of Event Data", Sixth International EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA) 2015, pp. 5, 2015. paper
Roger Leite, Theresia Gschwandtner, Silvia Miksch, Erich Gstrein, Johannes Kuntner, "Visual Analytics for Fraud Detection and Monitoring", Poster Proceedings of the IEEE Visualization Conference 2015, 2015. paper
Theresia Gschwandtner, Heidrun Schuman, Jürgen Bernard, Thorsten May, Markus Bögl, Silvia Miksch, Jörn Kohlhammer, Martin Röhlig, Bilal Alsallakh, "Enhancing Time Series Segmentation and Labeling Through the Knowledge Generation Model", Poster Proceedings of the Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2015), pp. 3, 2015.
Christian Bors, Theresia Gschwandtner, Silvia Miksch, "QualityFlow: Provenance Generation from Data Quality", Proceedings of the Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) - Posters 2015, pp. 3, 2015. paper
Bilal Alsallakh, Allan Hanbury, Helwig Hauser, Silvia Miksch, Andreas Rauber, "Visual Methods for Analyzing Probabilistic Classification Data", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 20, pp. 1703--1712, 2014. paper Examples with public classification datasets The visual and interaction metaphors
Markus Bögl, Wolfgang Aigner, Peter Filzmoser, Theresia Gschwandtner, Tim Lammarsch, Silvia Miksch, Alexander Rind, "Visual Analytics Methods to Guide Diagnostics for Time Series Model Predictions", Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE VIS Workshop on Visualization for Predictive Analytics, 2014. paper
Margit Pohl, Florian Scholz, Simone Kriglstein, Bilal Alsallakh, Silvia Miksch, "Evaluating the Dot-Based Contingency Wheel: Results from a Usability and Utility Study", HCI International, pp. 76--86, 2014.
Bilal Alsallakh, Silvia Miksch, Andreas Rauber, "Towards a Visualization of Multi-faceted Search Results", Workshop on Knowledge Maps and Information Retrieval (KMIR), vol. 1311, pp. 4, 2014. paper
Tim Lammarsch, Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, Alexander Rind, "Showing Important Facts to a Critical Audience by Means Beyond Desktop Computing", Death of the Desktop - Workshop co-located with IEEE VIS 2014, 2014. paper
Daniel Archambault, James Abello, Jessie Kennedy, Stephen Kobourov, Kwan-Liu Ma, Silvia Miksch, Chris Muelder, Alexandru Telea, "Temporal Multivariate Networks", Multivariate Network Visualization, pp. 151-174, 2014. paper
Albert Amor-Amorós, Paolo Federico, Silvia Miksch, "TimeGraph: a Data Management Framework for Visual Analytics of Large Multivariate Time-Oriented Networks", Poster Proceedings of the IEEE Visualization Conference (VIS), 2014. paper TimeGraph teaser
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
Alexander Rind, Wolfgang Aigner, Markus Wagner, Silvia Miksch, Tim Lammarsch, "User Tasks for Evaluation: Untangling the Terminology Throughout Visualization Design and Development", Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Beyond Time and Errors: Novel Evaluation Methods for Visualization (BELIV), pp. 9–15, 2014. 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