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

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.
Johannes Gärtner, Wolfgang Aigner, Alessio Bertone, Robert Klausner, Tim Lammarsch, Eva Mayr, Silvia Miksch, Hanna Risku, Michael Smuc, "Visual Analytics for Workforce Requirements", Accepted extended abstract at 19th International Symposium on Shiftwork and Working Time and Well-being in the 24-h Society, Venezia, Italy, vol. 29(3), pp. 29–38, 2009. paper
Andreas Seyfang, Katharina Kaiser, Silvia Miksch, "Modelling Clinical Guidelines and Protocols for the Prevention of Risk against Patient Safety", The XXII International Conference of European Federation for Medical Informatics, 2009.
Wolfgang Aigner, Alessio Bertone, Tim Lammarsch, Silvia Miksch, Alexander Rind, "Interactively Exploring Time-Oriented Data", Workshop Notes of CHI 2009 workshop "Interacting with temporal data" at Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2009), 2009. paper
Tim Lammarsch, Wolfgang Aigner, Alessio Bertone, Johannes Gärtner, Eva Mayr, Silvia Miksch, Michael Smuc, "Hierarchical Temporal Patterns and Interactive Aggregated Views for Pixel-based Visualizations", Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV09), pp. 44–49, 2009. paper
Wolfgang Aigner, Alexander Rind, Silvia Miksch, "InfoVis:Wiki (http://www.infovis-wiki.net): A Community Platform for Information Visualization", Proceedings of VisWeek 2009 workshop ``Putting Visualization on the Web'', 2009. paper
C Eccher, A Ferro, Andreas Seyfang, M Rospocher, Silvia Miksch, "{Modeling Clinical Protocols using Semantic MediaWiki: the Case of the Oncocure Project}", Proceedings of the Workshop on Knowledge Management for Healthcare Processes (K4HelP) held in conjunction with European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-2008), vol. Volume 5626/2009, 2008.
Theresia Gschwandtner, Katharina Kaiser, Silvia Miksch, "{MapFace - A Graphical Editor to Support the Semantic Annotation of Medical Text}", Proceedings of the Junior Scientist Conference 2008 (JSC 08), pp. 91–92, 2008. paper
Margit Pohl, Markus Rester, Silvia Miksch, Klaus Hinum, M Schmalzl, A Stritzelberger, Susanne Ohmann, Christian Popow, "Perception as an Exploratory Process: Analysis of Information Visualization Usage", Proceedings of the Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction for Medicine and Health Care (HCI4MED), 2008.
Wolfgang Aigner, Katharina Kaiser, Silvia Miksch, "{Visualization Techniques to Support Authoring, Execution, and Maintenance of Clinical Guidelines}", Computer-Based Medical Guidelines and Protocols: A Primer and Current Trends, pp. 140–159, 2008. paper
Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, Wolfgang Müller, Heidrun Schuman, C. Tominski, "{Visual Methods for Analyzing Time-Oriented Data}", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 14, pp. 47–60, 2008. paper
Theresia Gschwandtner, Katharina Kaiser, Patrick Martini, Silvia Miksch, "{MapFace - An Aid for Medical Experts to Easily Annotate Documents with MetaMap Transfer}", Proceedings of the Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction for Medicine and Health Care (HCI4MED), 2008. paper
Alexander Schratt, Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, Alessio Bertone, "{Visual Analytics: Interaktive visuelle Datenanalyse erfordert umfangreiche Qualifikationen}", OCG Journal, 2008. paper
Christian Fuchsberger, Lucas Forer, Cristian Pattaro, Andrew Hicks, Peter Pramstaller, Silvia Miksch, "{Visual Analytical Methods to Identify Family Clustered Diseases}", IEEE International Symposium on Computer-based Medical Systems (CBMS 08), pp. 602–604, 2008. paper
Patrick Martini, Katharina Kaiser, Silvia Miksch, "{Easing the Formalization of Clinical Guidelines with a User-tailored, Extensible Agile Model Driven Development (AMDD)}", IEEE International Symposium on Computer-based Medical Systems (CBMS 08), pp. 120–125, 2008. paper
Andreas Seyfang, Michael Paesold, Peter Votruba, Silvia Miksch, "{Improving the Execution of Clinical Guidelines and Temporal Data Abstraction in High-Frequency Domains}", , pp. 263–272, 2008.
Alexander Schratt, Wolfgang Aigner, Alessio Bertone, Silvia Miksch, "Body of Knowledge for Visual Analytics Education", Workshop at VisWeek 2008, 2008. paper
Annette Teije, Peter Lucas, Silvia Miksch, "{Computer-Based Medical Guidelines and Protocols: A Primer and Current Trends}", Health Technology and Informatics, pp. v–vii, 2008.
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
Antonie Geissbuhler, Elske Ammenwerth, Nancy Lorenzi, Silvia Miksch, "{A Life for Health Informatics: Jan van Bemmel is the second recipient of the IMIA/UMIT Medical Informatics Award of Excellence}", IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, pp. 181–182, 2008. paper
Michael Smuc, Eva Mayr, Tim Lammarsch, Alessio Bertone, Wolfgang Aigner, Hanna Risku, Silvia Miksch, "Visualizations at First Sight: Do Insights Require Traininig?", Proceedings of 4th Symposium of the Workgroup Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering of the Austrian Computer Society (USAB 2008), pp. 261–280, 2008. paper
Eva Wohlfart, Wolfgang Aigner, Alessio Bertone, Silvia Miksch, "{Comparing Information Visualization Tools Focusing on the Temporal Dimensions}", Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV08), pp. 69–74, 2008. paper
Stefan Gindl, Katharina Kaiser, Silvia Miksch, "{Syntactical Negation Detection in Clinical Practice Guidelines}", International Congress of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (MIE 2008), pp. 187–192, 2008. paper
Silvia Miksch, Jim Hunter, Elpida Keravnou, "{Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine AIME 05 (Guest Editorial)}", Special issue of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIIM), vol. 39, pp. 97–98, 2007. paper
Georg Prohaska, Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, "{Glyphs and Visualization of Multivariate Data}", , 2007. paper