Jakob Troidl

Harvard University | Computer Science | Data Visualization

SEC 2.421

150 Western Ave

Allston, MA 02134

I am a Ph.D. student in computer science at Harvard University, advised by Hanspeter Pfister. I am deeply interested in data visualization, biomedical imaging, and computer vision. I create novel interactive technologies that allow scientists to study domain specific problems visually. My latest research focuses on applications of data visualization in neuroscience and climate sciences.

I hold an M.Sc. in visual computing from TU Wien and a B.Sc. in medical informatics from the same university. During my studies, I had some fantastic opportunities to conduct research abroad. For my master thesis research, I visited the Visual Computing Group at Harvard University. I also interned at Markus Hadwiger’s High-Performance Visualization Group at KAUST and Brainlab, Munich. I was born and raised in the beautiful town Regensburg in Germany - feel free to reach out in English or German.


Jul 8, 2021 I graduated from TU Wien with a MSc in Visual Computing. Check out my thesis. :tada:
Apr 15, 2021 New position. I will join the Visual Computing Group at Harvard University in the fall of 2021 to pursue a Ph.D. in computer science. :tada:
Aug 23, 2020 Best SciVis paper award at IEEE VIS 2020. :sparkles: :boom:
Jan 21, 2020 I’m among the first graduates of the TU Wien Informatics excellence program. The Bachelor with Honors is a research-focused extension to the regular bachelor program. :star:

selected publications

  1. Objective Observer-Relative Flow Visualization in Curved Spaces for Unsteady 2D Geophysical Flows
    Peter, Rauter, Matej, Mlejnek, Johanna, Beyer, Jakob, Troidl, Hanspeter, Pfister, Thomas, Theußl, and Markus, Hadwiger
    IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 2020