Professor of Virtual Reality and Visualization

Prof. Bernd Froehlich is a full professor with the Computer Science Department at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. His research interests include real-time rendering, visualization, 2D and 3D interfaces, social virtual reality, and support for tight collaboration in colocated and distributed virtual environments. Froehlich has a PhD in computer science from the Technical University of Braunschweig. He is a cofounder of the IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces, received the 2008 Virtual Reality Technical Achievement Award, and was inducted as an inaugural member into the IEEE Virtual Reality Academy in 2022.

Publications and Awards

Professional Experience

  • Since 2001   Professor of Virtual Reality and Visualization (former denomination Virtual Reality Systems) at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • 1998 - 2001 Senior researcher with the VMSD group at the GMD (Dr. Martin Göbel), St.Augustin
  • 1995 - 1997 Research associate with the Computer Graphics group in Computer Science (Prof. Pat Hanrahan), Stanford University
  • 1994            Visiting researcher Computer Graphics group (Prof. Richard Bartels), University of Waterloo
  • 1993 - 1995 Postdoc with the viswiz group at GMD (Dr. Wolfgang Krüger), St. Augustin
  • 1992/1993   Visiting researcher Computer Graphics group (Prof. Omaira Rodriguez, Prof. Marco Paluszny), Universidad Central de Venezuela
  • 1992 Ph.D / Dr. rer. nat. in Computer Science with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Boehm, CAGD group, Technical University of Braunschweig

Research Interests

  • Basic and applied research in social virtual reality and 2D and 3D user interfaces
  • Visualization and rendering algorithms for very large image, volume and CAD datasets
  • Visual text analytics

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