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Computational Topology Group

University of Kaiserslautern

garth

Christoph Garth

Juniorprofessor
Dr. rer. nat.

AG Computational Topology
University of Kaiserslautern

Contact

Email
garth@cs.uni-kl.de
Phone
+49 (0) 631 205-3800
Fax
+49 (0) 631 205-3072
Office
36/237
Address
Fachbereich Informatik
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Postfach 3049
67653 Kaiserslautern, Germany

Secretariat

Contact
Mady Gruys
Email
gruys@cs.uni-kl.de
Phone
+49 (0) 631 205-4072

Research Interests

  • Lagrangian and topological analysis of vector and tensor fields
  • Visual exploration and analysis of large-scale data
  • Parallel and scalable visualization algorithms
  • Feature extraction in Computational Fluid Dynamics problems
  • Topological methods in visualization
  • Query-Driven Visualization
  • Material interface reconstruction
  • Scientific Visualization
  • Computer Graphics

Education

Oct. 2007
Dr. rer. nat. (Ph. D.) in Computer Science (summa cum laude), University of Kaiserslautern
Jan. 2003
Diplom (M. Sc.), Mathemathics & Computer Science, University of Kaiserslautern

Professional Experience

since 2011
Juniorprofessor in Computational Topology, University of Kaiserslautern
2007–2011
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Davis
2003–2007
Research Assistant, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Kaiserslautern

Publications

Journal Publications

  • C. Müller, D. Camp, B. Hentschel, C. Garth. Distributed Parallel Particle Advection using Work Requesting. In Proc. IEEE Symposium on Large Data Analysis and Visualization (LDAV), 2013.
  • M. Hummel, H. Obermaier, C. Garth, K. I. Joy. Comparative Visual Analysis of Lagrangian Transport in CFD Ensembles. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 19(12):2743–2752, Dec. 2013.
  • D. Camp, H. Krishnan, D. Pugmire, E. W. Bethel, K. I. Joy, H. Childs, I. Johnson. GPU Acceleration of Particle Advection Workloads in a Parallel, Distributed Memory Setting. In Proc. Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization (EGPGV), pp. 1–8, Girona, Spain, May 2013
  • I. Pirlepov, H. Obermaier, E. Deines, C. Garth, K. I. Joy. Cubic Gradient-Based Material Interfaces. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 19(10):1687–1699, Oct. 2013.
  • S. Shafii, H. Obermaier, R. Linn, E. Koo, M. Hlawitschka, C. Garth, B. Hamann, K. I. Joy. Visualization and Analysis of Vortex-Turbine Intersections in Wind Farms. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 19(9):1579–1591, Sep. 2013
  • D. Engel, M. Hummel, F. Höpel, C. Garth, A. Wexler, K. Bein, B. Hamann, H. Hagen. Towards High-dimensional Data Analysis in Air Quality Research. Computer Graphics Forum 32(3):101–110, 2013.
  • L. H. Hüttenberger, H. Carr, C. Garth Towards Multifield Scalar Topology Based on Pareto Optimality. Computer Graphics Forum 32(3):341–350, 2013.
  • T. M. Özgökmen, A. C. Poje, P. F. Fischer, H. Childs, H Krishnan, C. Garth, A. C. Hazaa, E. Ryana. On multi-scale dispersion under the influence of surface mixed layer instabilities and deep flows. Ocean Modeling 56:16–30, 2012.
  • D. Engel, K. Greff, C. Garth, K. Bein, A. Wexler, B. Hamann, H. Hagen Visual Steering and Verification of Mass Spectrometry Data Factorization in Air Quality Research. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 18(12):2275–2284, 2012.
  • S. Barakat, C. Garth, X. Tricoche Interactive Computation and Rendering of Finite-Time Lyapunov Exponent Fields. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 18(8):1386–1380, 2012.
  • X. Tricoche, C. Garth, A. Sanderson Visualization of Topological Structures in Area Preserving Maps. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 17(12):1765-1774, 2011.
  • H. Krishnan, C. Garth, J. Gühring, M. A. Gülsün, A. Greiser, K. I. Joy. Analysis of Time-Dependent Flow-Sensitive PC-MRI Data. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 18(6):966–977, 2012 .
  • D. Camp, C. Garth, H. Childs, D. Pugmire, K. I. Joy. Streamline Integration Using MPI-Hybrid Parallelism on a Large Multicore Architecture. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 17(11):1702–1713, 2011.
  • L. J. Gosink, C. Garth, J. C. Anderson, E. W. Bethel, and K. I. Joy. An Application of Multivariate Statistical Analysis for Query-Driven Visualization. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 17(3):264-275, 2011.
  • M. Hummel, C. Garth, B. Hamann, H. Hagen, K. I. Joy. IRIS: Illustrative Rendering for Integral Surfaces IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 16(6):1541–1550, 2010. [pdf]
  • C. Garth and K. I. Joy. Fast, Memory-Efficient Cell Location in Unstructured Grids for Visualization. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 16(6):1541–1550, 2010. [pdf]
  • J. C. Anderson, C. Garth, M. A. Duchaineau K. I. Joy. Smooth, Volume-Accurate Material Interface Reconstruction. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 16(5):802–814, 2010. [pdf]
  • M. Hlawitschka, C. Garth, X. Tricoche, G. Kindlmann, G. Scheuermann, K. I. Joy, B. Hamann. Direct Visualization of Fiber Information by Coherence. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 5(2):125–131, 2010. [pdf]
  • H. Krishnan, C. Garth, K. I. Joy. Time and Streak Surfaces for Flow Visualization in Large Time-Varying Data Sets. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 15(6):1267–1274, 2009. [pdf]
  • C. Garth, H. Krishnan, X. Tricoche, T. Bobach, and K. I. Joy Generation of Accurate Integral Surfaces in Time-Dependent Vector Fields In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 14(6):1404–1411, 2008. [pdf]
  • C. Garth, A. Wiebel, X. Tricoche, K. I. Joy, and G. Scheuermann Lagrangian Visualization of Flow Embedded Surface Structures In Computer Graphics Forum 27(3):1007-1014, 2008. [pdf]
  • R. S. Laramee, G. Erlebacher, C. Garth, H. Theisel, X. Tricoche, T. Weinkauf, and D. Weiskopf. Applications of Texture-Based Flow Visualization. Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, 2(3):264–274, 2008. [pdf]
  • T. Salzbrunn, C. Garth, G. Scheuermann, and J. Meyer. Pathline Predicates and Unsteady Flow Structures. The Visual Computer: International Journal of Computer Graphics, 24(12):1039–1051, 2008. [pdf]
  • J. C. Anderson, C. Garth, M. A. Duchaineau, and K. I. Joy. Discrete Multi-Material Interface Reconstruction for Volume Fraction Dat In Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. Eurographics/IEEE-VGTC Symposium on Visualization 2008), 27(3):1015–1022, 2008. [pdf]
  • C. Garth, F. Gerhardt, X. Tricoche, and H. Hagen. Efficient Computation and Visualization of Coherent Structures in Fluid Flow Applications. In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. IEEE Visualization), 13(6):1464–1471, 2007. [pdf]
  • F. Michel, E. Deines, M. Hering-Bertram, C. Garth, and H. Hagen. Listener-based Analysis of Surface Importance for Acoustic Metrics In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. IEEE Visualization), 13(6):1680–1687, 2007. [pdf]
  • M. Schlemmer, M. Heringer, F. Morr, I. Hotz, M. Hering-Bertram, C. Garth, W. Kollmann, B. Hamann, and H. Hagen. Moment Invariants for the Analysis of 2D Flow Fields. In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. IEEE Visualization), 13(6):1743–1750, 2007. [pdf]
  • A. Wiebel, C. Garth, and G. Scheuermann Computation of Localized Flow for Steady and Unsteady Vector Fields and its Applications In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 13(4):641–651, 2007. [pdf]

Conference Papers (refereed)

  • S. Shafii, H. Obermaier, V. Kolář, M. Hlawitschka, C. Garth, B. Hamann, K. I. Joy. Illustrative Rendering of Vortex Cores. Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) Short Papers, 2013.
  • D. Camp, H. Krishnan, D. Pugmire, C. Garth, E. W. Bethel, K. Joy, H. Childs, I. Johnson. GPU Acceleration of Particle Advection Workloads in a Parallel, Distributed Memory Setting. In Proc. Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization (EGPGV), pp. 1–8, 2013.
  • D. Camp, H. Childs, C. Garth, D. Pugmire, K. I. Joy. Parallel Stream Surface Computation for Large Data Sets In Proc. IEEE Symposium on Large Data Analysis and Visualization (LDAV), Seatte, WA, 2012.
  • X. Tricoche, C. Garth, A. Sanderson. Visualizing Invariant Manifolds in Area Preserving Maps. In Topology-Based Methods in Data Analysis and Visualization, R. Peikert, H. Hauser, H. Carr (eds.), Springer, to appear, 2011.
  • N. Kotava, A. Knoll, M. Schott, C. Garth, X. Tricoche, C. Kessler, E. Cohen, C. Hansen, M. Papka, H. Hagen. Volume Rendering with Multidimensional Peak Finding. In Proc. Pacific Visualization 2012, Incheon City, South Korea, 2012
  • X. Tricoche, M. Hlawitschka, S. Barakat, C. Garth. Beyond Topology: A Lagrangian Metaphor to Visualize 3D Tensor Fields InNew Developments in the Visualization and Processing of Tensor Fields, D. Laidlaw, A. Vilanova (eds.), Springer, 2012.
  • Visualizing Invariant Manifolds in Area Preserving Maps. X. Tricoche, C. Garth, A. Sanderson In Topology-Based Methods in Data Analysis and Visualization IV, R. Peikert, H. Hauser, H. Carr (eds.), Springer, to appear, 2011.
  • A. Agranovsky, C. Garth, K. I. Joy. Extracting Flow Structures Using Sparse Particles In Proc. Vision, Modeling and Visualization Workshop '11, Berlin, Germany, 2011.
  • D. Camp, H. Childs, A. Chourasia, C. Garth, K. I. Joy. Evaluating the Benefits of An Extended Memory Hierarchy for Parallel Streamline Algorithms. In Proc. IEEE Symposium on Large-Scale Data Analysis and Visualization 2011, pp 57-64, Providence, RI, 2011.
  • G. H. Weber, S. Ahern, E. W. Bethel, S. Borovikov, H. R. Childs, E. Deines, C. Garth, H. Hagen, B. Hamann, K. I. Joy, D. Martin, J. Meredith, Prabhat, D. Pugmire, O. Rübel, B. Van Straalen, and K. Wu. Recent Advances in VisIt: AMR Streamlines and Query-Driven Visualization. Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows: Astronum 2009 (Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series), Vol. 429, pp. 329-334, 2010. [pdf]
  • D. Pugmire, H. Childs, C. Garth, S. Ahern, G. Weber. Scalable Computation of Streamlines on Very Large Datasets In Proc. Supercomputing ‘09, Portland, OR, November, 2009. [pdf]
  • A. Wiebel, C. Garth, M. Hlawitschka, T. Wischgoll, G. Scheuermann. FAnToM - Lessons Learned from Design, Implementation, Administration, and Use of a Visualization System for Over 10 Years. In Proc. Refactoring Visualization from Experience (ReVisE) 2009, Atlantic City, NJ. Oct 2009.
  • E. W. Bethel, C. Johnson, S. Ahern, J. Bell, P.-T. Bremer, H. Childs, E. Cormier-Michel, M. Day, E. Deines, T. Fogal, C. Garth, C. G. R. Geddes, H. Hagen, B. Hamann, C. Hansen, J. Jacobsen, K. Joy, J. Krüger, J. Meredith, P. Messmer, G. Ostrouchov, V. Pascucci, K. Potter, Prabhat, D. Pugmire, O. Rübel, A. Sanderson, C. Silva, D. Ushizima, G. Weber, B. Whitlock and K. Wu. Occam's Razor and Petascale Visual Data Analysis. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 180, p. 012084, 2009.
  • C. Garth, X. Tricoche, A. Wiebel, and K. I. Joy On the Role of Domain-specific Knowledge in the Visualization of Technical Flows In Proceedings of Simulation and Visualization 2008, pp 107-120, Magdeburg 2008. [pdf]
  • C. Garth, G.-S. Li, X. Tricoche, and C.D. Hansen. Interactive Visualization of Coherent Structures in Transient Flows. In Proc. of Topology-based Methods in Visualization, Mathematics+Visualization, Springer, 2007. [pdf]
  • J. Ebling, A. Wiebel, C. Garth, and G. Scheuermann. Topology-Based Flow Analysis and Superposition Effects. In Proc. Topology-based Methods in Visualization, Mathematics+Visualization, Springer, 2005. [pdf]
  • S. Nowatschin, M. Betram, and C. Garth. GPU-based Simulation of Cold Air Flow for Environmental Planning. In Proc. Spring Conference on Computer Graphics (SCCG) 2006. [pdf]
  • R. S. Larramee and C. Garth. Stream Surfaces and Texture Advection: A Hybrid Metaphor for Visualization of CFD Simulation Results. In Proc. 12th International Symposium on Flow Visualization (ISFV12), Göttingen, Germany, 2006.
  • R. S. Laramee, C. Garth, J. Schneider, and H. Hauser. Texture Advection on Stream Surfaces: A Novel Hybrid Visualization Applied to CFD Simulation Results. In Proc. Joint EUROGRAPHICS - IEEE VGTC Symposium on Visualization (EuroVis), 2006. [pdf]
  • R. S. Laramee, C. Garth, H. Doleisch, J. Schneider, H. Hauser and H. Hagen. Visual Analysis and Exploration of Fluid Flow in a Cooling Jacket. In Proc. IEEE Visualization 2005, Minneapolis, MS. [pdf]
  • C. Garth, R. S. Laramee, X. Tricoche, H. Hauser, and J. Schneider. Extraction and Visualization of Swirl and Tumble Motion from Engine Simulation Data. In Topology-based Methods in Visualization, Mathematics+Visualization, Springer, 2005. [pdf]
  • X. Tricoche and C. Garth. Topological Methods for Visualizing Vortical Flows. In Mathematical Foundations of Visualization, Computer Graphics, and Massive Data Exploration, Mathematics+Visualization, Springer, 2006. [pdf]
  • Localized Flow Analysis of 2D and 3D Vector Fields.A. Wiebel, C. Garth, and G. Scheuermann. In Proc. of Joint Eurographics/IEEE-VGTC Symposium on Visualization (EuroVis), 2005. [pdf]
  • Visualization of Intricate Flow Structures for Vortex Breakdown Analysis. X. Tricoche , C. Garth, G. Kindlmann, E. Deines, G. Scheuermann, M. Rütten, C. Hansen In Proc.
IEEE Visualization 2004, pp. 187-194. [pdf]
  • Tracking of Vector Field Singularities in Unstructured 3D Time-Dependent Data Sets. C. Garth, X. Tricoche, and G. Scheuermann. In Proc. IEEE Visualization 2004, pp. 329-336. [pdf]
  • Accurate and Efficient Visualization of Flow Structures in a Delta Wing Simulation. X. Tricoche, C. Garth, T. Bobach, G. Scheuermann, and M. Rütten. In. Proc. 34th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, 2004, AIAA paper #2004-2153.
  • C. Garth, X. Tricoche, T. Salzbrunn, T. Bobach, and G. Scheuermann. Surface Techniques for Vortex Visualization. In Proc. Joint Eurographics-IEEE TCVG Symposium on Visualization Proceedings (VisSym), pp. 155-164, 2004. [pdf]

Book Chapters

  • D. Pugmire, T. Peterka, C. Garth. Parallel Integral Curves. In High-Performance Visualization – Enabling Extreme-Scale Scientific Insight, E. W. Bethel, H. Childs, C. Hansen (eds.), CRC Press, 2012.
  • C. Wagner, C. Garth, H. Hagen. Harmonic Field Analysis. In New Developments in the Visualization and Processing of Tensor Fields, A. Vilanova and D. Laidlaw (eds.), pp. 363–379, Springer, 2012.
  • X. Tricoche, C. Garth, G. Scheuermann. Fast and Robust Extraction of Separation Line Features.. In Scientific Visualization: The Visual Extraction of Knowledge from Data, G.-P. Bonneau, T. Ertl, and G.M. Nielson (eds.), pp. 249–264, Springer, 2005. [pdf]
  • H. Hagen and C. Garth. An Introduction to Linear Algebra. Visualization and Processing of Tensor Fields, Mathematics+Visualization, Springer, 2005.
  • X. Tricoche and C. Garth. Topological Methods for Visualizing Vortical Flows. Mathematical Foundations of Visualization, Computer Graphics, and Massive Data Exploration, Springer, 2008.

Edited Books

  • C. Garth, A. Middel, H. Hagen (eds.). Visualization of Large and Unstructured Data Sets: Applications in Geospatial Planning, Modeling and Engineering. Proceedings of IRTG 1131 Workshop 2011, Schloss Dagstuhl. Open Access Series in Informatics, vol. 27, 2012.
  • H. Hagen, M. Hering-Bertram, C. Garth (eds.). Visualization of Large and Unstructured Data Sets. Second workshop of the DFG's International Research Training Group "Visualization of Large and Unstructured Data Sets - Applications in Geospatial Planning, Modeling, and Engineering", September 9-11, 2007 Kaiserslautern, Germany. Springer, LNI S-7, 2008.

Other Publications

  • C. Garth, E. Deines, K. I. Joy, E. W. Bethel, H. Childs, G. Weber, S. Ahern D. Pugmire, A. Sanderson, C. Johnson. Twists and Turns: Vector Field Visual Data Analysis Technologies for Petascale Computational Science. SciDAC Review 15, November 2009.
  • E. W. Bethel, C. Johnson, C. Hansen, C. Silva, S. Parker, A. Sanderson, L. Myers, M. Cole, X. Tricoche, S. Ahern, G. Ostrouchov, D. Pugmire, J. Daniel, J. Meredith, V. Pascucci, H. Childs, P.-T. Bremer, A. Mascarenhas, K. I. Joy, B. Hamann, C. Garth, C. Aragon, G. Weber, Prabhat. Seeing the Unseeable. SciDAC Review, Nr. 8, pp. 24-33, 2008.

Posters

  • E. Deines, G. H. Weber, C. Garth, B. Van Straalen, S. Borovikov, D. F. Martin, K. I. Joy. On the computation of integral curves in adaptive mesh refinement vector fields. In H. Hagen (ed.), Scientific Visualization Seminar, Schloss Dagstuhl, Vol. 2, pp. 73-91, 2011.
  • B. C. Budge, J. C. Anderson, C. Garth, K. I. Joy. A Straightforward CUDA Implementation for Interactive Ray Tracing. Workshop Interactive Ray-Tracing (IRT08).
  • A. R. Sanderson, X. Tricoche, C. Garth, S. Kruger, C. Solvinec, E. Held, J. Breslau. Visualizing Patterns in the Poincare Plot of a Magnetic Fusion Device. Poster, IEEE Visualization 2006 [pdf]
  • A. R. Sanderson, X. Tricoche, C. Garth, S. Kruger, C. Solvinec, E. Held, J. Breslau. Detection of Magnetic Nulls in Toroidal Geometry. Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Americal Physical Society's Division of Plasma Physics, 2006.
  • E. Wes Bethel, C.R. Johnson, C. Aragon, Prabhat, O. Rübel, G.Weber, V. Pascucci, H. Childs, P.-T. Bremer, A. Mascarenhas, B. Whitlock, S. Ahern, J. Meredith, G. Ostrouchov, K. Joy, B. Hamann, C. Garth, M. Cole, C. Hansen, S. Parker, A. Sanderson, C.T. Silva, X. Tricoche. DOE SciDAC Visualization and Analytics Center for Enabling Technologies. 2008 DOE ASCR CS PI Meeting, Denver, 2008