The Department of Simulation and Graphics was founded in 1990.
In the "research triangle" of the Faculty of Computer Science (Image -- Interaction -- Knowledge), the research areas of the Department are mainly established in the "Image" field and constitute the scientific background for specific training in the study course "Computational Visualistics".
The Computer-Assisted Surgery Group (Jun.-Prof. Christian Hansen) investigates methods for image-guided therapy planning and navigation for surgery and evaluates them in cooperation with clinical end users.
The Real-time Computer Graphics Group (Jun.-Prof. Christian Lessig) developed the mathematical and algorithmic fundamentals for the next generation of quantitatively effective image synthesis techniques, e.g. for AR-applications and visualizations in design and architecture.
The Simulation Group (Prof. Graham Horton) has two thematic priorities: the development of state-space-based analysis algorithms for stochastic systems and the computer-based support of the innovation process.