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

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Publications

Paolo Federico, Stephan Hoffmann, Alexander Rind, Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, "Qualizon Graphs: Space-Efficient Time-Series Visualization with Qualitative Abstractions", Proceedings of the 12th International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI2014), pp. 273-280, 2014. paper http://www.cvast.tuwien.ac.at/QualizonGraphs
Simone Kriglstein, Margit Pohl, Nikolaus Suchy, Johannes Gärtner, Theresia Gschwandtner, Silvia Miksch, "Experiences and Challenges with Evaluation Methods in Practice: A Case Study", Fifth Workshop on Beyond Time and Errors: Novel Evaluation Methods for Visualization (BELIV '14), pp. 118-125, 2014. paper
Tim Lammarsch, Wolfgang Aigner, Alessio Bertone, Silvia Miksch, Alexander Rind, "Mind the Time: Unleashing Temporal Aspects in Pattern Discovery", Computers & Graphics, vol. 38, pp. 38-50, 2014. 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
Paolo Federico, Albert Amor-Amorós, Silvia Miksch, "Knowledge-assisted EHR visualization for cohorts", Proceedings of the IEEE Vis Workshop on Visualizing Electronic Health Record Data (EHRVis 2014), 2014. paper
Bilal Alsallakh, Luana Micallef, Wolfgang Aigner, Helwig Hauser, Silvia Miksch, Peter Rodgers, "Visualizing Sets and Set-typed Data: State-of-the-Art and Future Challenges", Eurographics conference on Visualization (EuroVis)– State of The Art Reports, pp. 1-21, 2014. paper Survey Browser
Peter Bodesinsky, Bilal Alsallakh, Theresia Gschwandtner, Silvia Miksch, "Visual Process Mining: Event Data Exploration and Analysis", Poster Proceedings of the IEEE Visualization Conference (VIS), 2014. paper
Tim Lammarsch, Wolfgang Aigner, Alessio Bertone, Silvia Miksch, Alexander Rind, "Mind the Time: Unleashing the Temporal Aspects in Pattern Discovery", Fourth International Eurovis Workshop on Visual Analytics held in Europe (EuroVA 2013), pp. 31-35, 2013. paper
Richard Lenz, Silvia Miksch, Mor Peleg, Manfred Reichert, David Riano, Annette Teije, "Process Support and Knowledge Representation in Health Care: BPM 2012 Joint Workshop, ProHealth 2012/KR4HC 2012", Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 2013. paper
Alexander Rind, Tim Lammarsch, Wolfgang Aigner, Bilal Alsallakh, Silvia Miksch, "TimeBench: A Data Model and Software Library for Visual Analytics of Time-Oriented Data", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Special Issue "VIS 2013", vol. 19, pp. 2247-2256, 2013. paper Project page Introduction and Basic Features
Silvana Quaglini, Yuval Shahar, Mor Peleg, Silvia Miksch, Carlo Napolitano, Mercedes Rigla, Angels Pallàs, Enea Parimbelli, Lucia Sacchi, "Supporting Shared Decision Making within the MobiGuide Project", Proceedings of the AMIA Annual Symposium, pp. 1175-1184, 2013. paper
Bilal Alsallakh, Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, Helwig Hauser, "Radial Sets: Interactive Visual Analysis of Large Overlapping Sets", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings of InfoVis), vol. 19, pp. 2496-2505, 2013. paper More details and online demos The visual and interaction metaphors
Michael Smuc, Paolo Federico, Florian Windhager, Wolfgang Aigner, Lukas Zenk, Silvia Miksch, "How Do You Connect Moving Dots? Insights from User Studies on Dynamic Network Visualizations", Handbook of Human Centric Visualization, pp. 623-650, 2013. paper
Markus Bögl, Wolfgang Aigner, Peter Filzmoser, Tim Lammarsch, Silvia Miksch, Alexander Rind, "Visual Analytics for Model Selection in Time Series Analysis", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Special Issue "VIS 2013", vol. 19, pp. 2237 - 2246, 2013. paper Supplementary material Introduction with audio narration
Alexander Rind, Taowei Wang, Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, Krist Wongsuphasawat, Catherine Plaisant, Ben Shneiderman, "Interactive Information Visualization to Explore and Query Electronic Health Records", Foundations and Trends in Human-Computer Interaction, vol. 5, pp. 207-298, 2013. paper
David Riano, Richard Lenz, Silvia Miksch, Mor Peleg, Manfred Reichert, Annette Teije, "Process Support and Knowledge Representation in Health Care", Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, pp. 159, 2013. paper
Tim Lammarsch, Wolfgang Aigner, Alessio Bertone, Markus Bögl, Theresia Gschwandtner, Silvia Miksch, Alexander Rind, "Interactive Visual Transformation for Symbolic Representation of Time-oriented Data", Proceedings of the International Conference on Human Factors in Computing & Informatics (SouthCHI 2013), vol. 7947, pp. 400-419, 2013. paper
Peter Bodesinsky, Paolo Federico, Silvia Miksch, "Visual Analysis of Compliance with Clinical Guidelines", Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technologies (i-KNOW), pp. 12:1–12:8, 2013. paper
Paolo Federico, Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, Jürgen Pfeffer, Michael Smuc, Florian Windhager, Lukas Zenk, "ViENA: Visual Enterprise Network Analytics", Poster Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA), pp. 12, 2012. paper
Brian Fisher, Silvia Miksch, "Guest Editors' Introduction to the Vast 2010 Special Issue-Special Issue of best papers of Visual Aanlytics Science and Technology (VAST) 2010", Information Visualization, vol. 11, pp. 188–189, 2012. 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
Paolo Federico, Jürgen Pfeffer, Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, Lukas Zenk, "Visual Analysis of Dynamic Networks using Change Centrality", Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), pp. 179 - 183, 2012. paper
Andreas Seyfang, Katharina Kaiser, Theresia Gschwandtner, Silvia Miksch, "Visualizing Complex Process Hierarchies During the Modeling Process", First International Workshop on Theory and Applications of Process Visualization (TAProViz'12), 2012. paper
Florian Windhager, Michael Smuc, Lukas Zenk, Paolo Federico, Jürgen Pfeffer, Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, "Visual Knowledge Networks Analytics", Knowledge Management Handbook, pp. 187–206, 2012. paper
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