Christian is a scientist at the Institute for Visual & Analytic Computing at the University of Rostock, Germany. He received doctoral (Dr.-Ing.) and post-doctoral (Dr.-Ing. habil.) degrees in 2006 and 2015, respectively. In 2021, he became a professor (apl. Prof.) of human-data interaction. Christian's research is primarily in the area of visualization, with a focus on interacting with visual data representations. He is particularly interested in effective and efficient visual analytics techniques for interactively exploring, analyzing, and editing complex data. In his work, he emphasizes conceptual aspects and aims to systematically investigate visual analytics challenges. Christian has published numerous papers on new visualization and interaction techniques for multivariate data, temporal data, geo-spatial data, and graph data. He co-authored three books, including a book on the visualization of time-oriented data in 2011 (second edition in 2023), a book focusing on interaction for visualization in 2015, and a text book on interactive visual data analysis in 2020. Christian has developed several visual analytics systems and tools, including the LandVis system for spatio-temporal health data, the CGV system for coordinated graph visualization, the Responsive Matrix Cells for exploring and editing multivariate graphs, and the TimeViz Browser, an interactive catalogue of visualization techniques for time-oriented data.
I provide advice for students on how to engage in student projects and theses in the "Student How To" guide. Reading it is highly recommended.
MA = Master thesis, BA = Bachelor thesis, SP = Software project, LP = Literature project