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) .

Our work has been recognized through a variety of awards: Best Paper Award at VIS Workshop vis4dh, 2019, Best Poster Award at IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST), 2015, Honorable Mention at IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST), 2012, third price winner at International Symposium on Graph Drawing and Network Visualization (GD) Creative Topic Challenge 2018 and 2019, Recognition of Service Award, Eurographics:European Association for Computer Graphics, 2012.

 

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)

2018 –                Member of EuroVis Steering Committee
2015 –  2020    Member of VIS Executive Committee (VEC)
2014
–  2020    Member of VAST Steering Committee

2005 – 2013     Member of AIME Steering Committee
1997 2005    Chairperson of the ÖGAI - Austrian Society for Artificial Intelligence (“Österreichische Gesellschaft für Artificial Intelligence”)
2006
– 2019    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 – 2023     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 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (IEEE VAST 2020)
  • 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
– 2022     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

Title Scope Area
Migration Data Visualization in 3D and VR MA Information Extraction (IE) and Transformation, Information Visualization (IV)
Knowledge-Assisted Visual Analytics (KnoVA) SE Information Visualization (IV), Visual Analytics (VA)
The Role of Visualization in Machine Learning SE Visual Analytics (VA)
Provenance Visualization SE, BA, PR, MA Information Visualization (IV)
Task-Oriented Guidance for Information Visualization Recommendation SE, BA, PR, MA Information Visualization (IV)
Semi-Automated Data Cleansing of Multivariate Time Series SE, BA, PR, MA Data Quality
Process Visualization SE, BA, PR, MA Visual Analytics (VA)
Visual Recommender Systems & Complex (Big) Data BA, MA Visual Analytics (VA)
Supporting users to understand the data transformation and analytical methods verbally and visually SE, BA, PR, MA Visual Analytics (VA)
Visual Analytics Methods to Explore Drilling Data: Pattern Recognition and Trend Analysis in Multi-variate Drilling Data MA Visual Analytics (VA)

Publications

Burcu Yildiz, Silvia Miksch, "{ontoX - A Method for Ontology-Driven Information Extraction, in Kuala Lumpur}", The 2007 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2007), vol. 4707, pp. 660–673, 2007. paper
Wolfgang Aigner, Klaus Hinum, Silvia Miksch, "{InfoVis:Wiki - Eine Informations- und Diskussionsplattform für die InfoVis-Community}", Wikis im Social Web, pp. 112–127, 2007. paper
Markus Martin, Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, "{Stand der Technik der Abfrage und Repräsentation von Online Fahr- und Flugplänen}", , 2007. paper
Martin Eller, Silvia Miksch, Jaques Lettry, T. Stora, "{Calculation of Production and Decay of Radioisotopes for Future Irradiation Experiments and Ion Beam Facilities}", European Physical Journal, vol. Special Topics 150, pp. 233–234, 2007. paper
Tze Leong, Katharina Kaiser, Silvia Miksch, "{Free and Open Source Enabling Technologies for Patient-Centric, Guideline-Based Clinical Decision Support: A Survey}", IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, Methods Inf Med, vol. 46, pp. 74–86, 2007. paper
Markus Rester, Margit Pohl, Silvia Wiltner, Klaus Hinum, Silvia Miksch, Christian Popow, Susanne Ohmann, "{Evaluating an InfoVis Technique Using Insight Reports}", 11th International Conference on Information Visualization (IV 2007), pp. 693–700, 2007. 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
Christian Fuchsberger, Silvia Miksch, Lucas Forer, Cristian Pattaroa, "{Analyzing Populations with Visual and Analytical Methods to Identify Family Clustered Diseases}", 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics (Medinfo'2007), pp. P317 (1–2), 2007. paper
Silvia Miksch, "{Freiheit mit System - Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Seniorenhilfe}", upgrade, pp. 30–34, 2007. paper
Andreas Seyfang, Begona Martinez-Salvador, Radu Serban, Jolanda Wittenberg, Silvia Miksch, Mar Marcos, Annette Teije, Kitty Rosenbrand, "{Maintaining Formal Models of Living Guidelines Efficiently}", Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2007), pp. 441–445, 2007.
Peter Votruba, Andreas Seyfang, Michael Paesold, Silvia Miksch, "{Improving the Execution of Clinical Guidelines and Temporal Data Abstraction in High-Frequency Domains}", Workshop on AI Techniques in Healthcare: Evidence-based Guidelines and Protocols held in conjunction with European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-2006), pp. 112–116, 2006. paper
Annette Teije, Mar Marcos, Joyce van Croonenborg, Christoph Duelli, Frank van Harmelen, Peter Lucas, Silvia Miksch, Wolfgang Reif, Kitty Rosenbrand, Andreas Seyfang, "{Improving Medical Protocols by Formal Methods}", Artifical Intelligence in Medicine (AIIM), vol. 36, pp. 193–209, 2006. paper
Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, "{CareVis: Integrated Visualization of Computerized Protocols and Temporal Patient Data}", Artifical Intelligence in Medicine (AIIM), vol. 37, pp. 203–218, 2006. paper
Bernhard Hoisl, Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, "{Social Rewarding in Wiki Systems - Motivating the Community}", Wikiposium 2006, 2006. paper
Markus Rester, Margit Pohl, Klaus Hinum, Silvia Miksch, Christian Popow, Susanne Ohmann, Staven Banovic, "Methods for the Evaluation of an Interactive Info Vis Tool Supporting Exploratory Reasoning Processes", BEyond time and errors: novel evaLuation methods for Information Visualization (BELIV 2006) held in conjunction with Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI-2006), International Working Conference, 2006. paper
Sebastian Skritek, Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, "{Dynamic XML Query Table Editor}", , 2006. paper
Markus Rester, Margit Pohl, Staven Banovic, Klaus Hinum, Silvia Miksch, Susanne Ohmann, Christian Popow, "Zum hohen Stellenwert einer Usability-Untersuchung in der Evaluierung einer interaktiven Informationsvisualisierung", Usability Day IV, 2006. paper
Jonathan Schmitt, Wolfgang Reif, Andreas Seyfang, Silvia Miksch, "{Temporal Dimension of Medical Guidelines: The Semantics of Asbru Time Annotations}", Workshop on AI Techniques in Healthcare: Evidence-based Guidelines and Protocols held in conjunction with European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-2006), pp. 68–73, 2006. paper
Martin Eller, Silvia Miksch, Jaques Lettry, "{Interactive, Task-Oriented Visualization to Explore Decay Chain Calculation}", International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV 2006), 2006. paper
Silvia Miksch, "{Theoritische Praxis}", , vol. 47, pp. 34, 2006. paper
Susanne Ohmann, Christian Popow, B Schuch, Herbert Herzog, A Karwautz, Silvia Miksch, Monika Lanzenberger, "{LinkVis: A Novel Tool for Visualizing and Analyzing Psychotherapeutic Processes}", OEGAI Journal, vol. 25, pp. 2–19, 2006. paper
Silvia Miksch, "{Visualisierung von zeitbezogenen Daten und Informationen - Neues Department für Knowledge Engineering}", TIMNEWS, vol. 36, pp. 11, 2006. paper
Wolfgang Aigner, Klaus Hinum, Silvia Miksch, "{InfoVis:Wiki - Eine Informations- und Diskussionsplattform für die Informationsvisualisierungs-Community}", Wikiposium 2006, pp. 112–127, 2006. paper
Katharina Kaiser, Silvia Miksch, "{Supporting the Implementation of Living Guidelines by Information Extraction}", ``Guidelines on the Danube'', S. PA-05, 2006. paper