University of Rostock

Chair in Visual Computing, Albert-Einstein-Str. 22, 18051 Rostock, Germany


Scientist in Charge: Oliver Staadt

The University of Rostock is not only the oldest in the Baltic Sea area but also the richest in tradition. The Institute of Computer Science is part of the Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (IEF). IEF is very successful in obtaining extramural research funding. Recently, 3/5 DFG Research Training Groups at the University of Rostock were at IEF. In 2017, the new DFG Collaborative Research Center (SFB) ELAINE was established at IEF. University-wide, extramural research funding exceeds 50 million Euros annually.

Prof. Dr. Oliver Staadt is Coordinator of EVOCATION. He will be supervising ESR01 and ESR02, and leading WP1 on Organization and Management and WP5 on Display Systems. Oliver Staadt is a full professor of Computer Science and 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 and augmented reality, telepresence, visualization, and multiresolution analysis. He serves as a member of international program committees of many graphics, VR, and visualization conferences. Dr. Staadt is associate editor of IEEE TVCG & Computers & Graphics and co-chair of the program committees of EG/IEEE PGV 2008, 3DPVT 2008, JVRC 2013, and ACM VRST 2017. He was STAR Co-Chair of Eurographics 2015 in Zurich. Dr. Staadt is a member of ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH, IEEE CS, and Eurographics. Since 2013, he is chair of the Expert Group on Virtual and Augmented Reality of the German Informatics Society. In 2017, he was elected Fellow of Eurographics.