Prof. Oliver Staadt

Chair in Visual Computing · University of Rostock

Recent Publications


Dr. Staadt is a full professor of Computer Science, Director of the Institute of Visual and Analytic Computing, and was, from 2016–2018, Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Rostock. He received a Master of Science in computer science and a PhD in computer science from TU Darmstadt and ETH Zurich, respectively. Prior to joining the University of Rostock, he was an Assistant Professor of computer science at the University of California, Davis, where he was also the director of the Virtual Reality Laboratory. His research interests include computer graphics, virtual reality, telepresence, visualization, and multiresolution analysis. He serves as a member of international program committees of many graphics, VR, and visualization conferences. Dr. Staadt served as associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Computers & Graphics, and Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, and is currently associate editor of Frontiers in Virtual Reality. He was co-chair of the program committees of the EG/IEEE Symposium on Point-Based Graphics (PBG) 2008, and the Forth International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission (3DPVT) 2008, and the 5th Joint Virtual Reality Conference of Eurographics Virtual Environments and EuroVR (JVRC) 2013. He was STAR Co-Chair of Eurographics 2015 in Zurich and Program Co-Chair of ACM VRST 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Dr. Staadt is fellow of the Eurographics Association and a member of ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH, and the IEEE Computer Society. From 2013-2020, he was chair of the Expert Group on Virtual and Augmented Reality of the German Informatics Society.

  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Vision
  • Microgravity Experiments
  • Immersive Analytics
  • Telepresence
  • PhD in Computer Science, 2001

    ETH Zürich

  • MSc in Computer Science, 1994

    Technical University of Darmstadt



Senior Researchers

  • Dr. Daniela Markov-Vetter

PhD Students and Researchers


  • Corinna Burmeister (Administrative Assistant)
  • Jens Rosenberger (System Administrator)

Past Senior Researchers

  • Dr. Bernd Karstens
  • Dr. Christian Rosenke
  • Dr. Martin Luboschik

Past PhD Students

  • Dan Coming, PhD, 2007, Collision Detection (UC Davis)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hilko Cords, 2009 Physically-based Animation
  • Dr.-Ing. Anke Lehmann, 2015, 3D Interaction in Large High-Resolution Display Environments (MuSAMA)
  • Dr.-Ing. Daniela Markov-Vetter, 2017, Human Factors in Instructional Augmented Reality for Intra-Vehicular Spaceflight Activities and How Gravity Influences the Setup of Interfaces Operated by Direct Object Selection
  • Dr.-Ing. Redwan Mohammed, 2017, Predictive User Models in Smart Environments (MuSAMA)
  • Dr.-Ing. Stephan Ohl, 2017, A Middleware Design for Distributed Acquisition and Rendering Telepresence Systems
  • Dr.-Ing. ABM Tariqul Islam, 2019, Fusing Spatial and Temporal Components for Real-Time Depth Data Enhancement of Dynamic Scenes
  • Dr.-Ing. Anton Sigitov, 2022, Behavioral Patterns of Individuals and Groups during Co-located Collaboration on Large, High-Resolution Displays
  • Malte Willert (Telepresence)
  • Razmik Avetisyan (DIVA)
  • Christian Scheel (MuSAMA)
  • Anton Jirka


Information on Current Classes

For current lectures and resources visit our learning management system Stud.IP

Master in Visual Computing

We are offering a Master of Science Program in Visual Computing. For more information visit the Visual Computing and Computer Graphics website.

Recurring Lectures

Past Lectures

  • Computer Animation (3 ETCS): Summer 2008, Summer 2009, Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013
  • Visual Computing (3 ETCS): Summer 2008, Summer 2009, Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013
  • Realtime Computer Graphics (6 ETCS): Winter 2008, Winter 2009, Winter 2010, Winter 2011, Winter 2013
  • Virtual Reality (3 ETCS): Winter 2008, Winter 2009, Winter 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2013
  • Current Topics in Computer Graphics (3 ETCS): Winter 2010


  • Virtual und Augmented Reality (3 ETCS): Summer 2021
  • Graphics Interfaces (3 ETCS)
  • Hot Topics in Visual Computing (3 ETCS)
  • Computer Animation and Special Effects (3 ETCS)


  • Albert-Einstein-Str. 22
    18051 Rostock
  • Enter Konrad-Zuse-Building and take the elevator to Office 370 on Floor 3