CV in Tabular Form

Personal Information
Name Hege, Hans-Christian
Nationality German
Place of Birth Kapellen-Deutschhof, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Civil status Married, 2 children
1984 – 1989 Graduate Studies in Theoretical Physics (Computational Physics, Quantum Field Theory, Lattice Gauge Theory),
Freie Universität Berlin
1977 – 1984 Diploma Studies in Physics (major), Mathematics, and Philosophy,
Freie Universität Berlin
1974 – 1977 Further Education (Abitur),
Speyer-Kolleg, Speyer a. Rh.
Professional Development
2018 – present Member of the Faculty of the Berlin Mathematical School, a joint graduate school of the three major Berlin universities, TU Berlin, FU Berlin, and HU Berlin
2003 – 2012 Honorary Professor
for Scientific Visualization and Simulation at the Hochschule für digitale Medienproduktion (“German Film School”) and the Mediadesign Hochschule Berlin
2001 – 2006 Guest Professor
teaching Scientific Visualization in a PhD program in Computer Science,
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
1991 – present Head of the Research Department
Visual Data Analysis at ZIB (1994 start of development of the visual data analysis framework Amira within the DFG SFB 273, Hyperthermia: Methodics and Clinics)
1989 – 1991 Researcher in High Performance Computing
and Computational Physics, ZIB
1984 – 1989 Research Associate in Computational Physics,
Freie Universität Berlin
Research Fields
1991 – present Data Visualization, Data and Image Analysis
with applications (sorted according to length scale) in:

  • Quantum Chemistry (quantum reaction dynamics, electronic properties, molecular orbitals)
  • Biochemistry (conformation analysis, drug design)
  • Biology (neurobiology, developmental biology, plant biology, cell biology, molecular biology)
  • Biophysics (molecular surfaces, molecular paths, cavity dynamics, membrane transport)
  • Materials Science (biological materials, porous media, composites, metals)
  • Medicine (oncology, angiology, orthopedics and biomechanics, gastroenterology, cardiology)
  • Flow Dynamics (flow control, turbulence, coherent structures)
  • Archaeology (landscape and urban reconstruction, museum didactics, virtual unfolding of papyri)
  • Landscape and Urban Modeling (vegetation modeling, landscape planning, visualization for exhibitions)
  • Climate Research (climate visualization, ensemble visualization, cloud tracking)
  • Astrophysics (numerical relativity, collision of black holes and neutron stars, star formation, cometary plasma and dust)
1989 – 1994 High Performance Computing, Computational Physics
1984 – 1989 Quantum Field Theory, Lattice Gauge Theory, Computational Physics
1982 – 1984 Stochastic Geometry, Computational Geometry, Statistical Physics, Computational Physics
Professional Services
2018 Co-Chair IEEE Vis 2018 – including IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST), IEEE Information Visualization (InfoVis), and IEEE Scientific Visualization (SciVis)
2018 Co-Chair Challenges in the Computational Modeling of Beijing’s Air Pollution and Traffic
2016 Co-Chair International Geometry Summit (incl. Symposium on Geometry Processing (SGP), Shape Modeling International (SMI) and Solid and Physical Modeling (SPM))
2016, 2008 Co-Chair MathFilm Festival
2015, 2013 Co-Chair Eurographics Medical Prize Competition – MedPrize
2013, 2009 Co-Chair Visualization in Medicine and Life Sciences – VMLS
2009 Co-Chair Eurographics/IEEE Symposium on Visualization – EuroVis
2008, 2007 Co-Chair IEEE/Eurographics International Symposia on Volume Graphics
2007 Co-Chair Topology-Based Methods in Visualization – TopoInVis
2002, 1997, 1995 Co-Chair International Conferences on Visualization and Mathematics – VisMath
1998 Co-Chair VideoMath Festival at International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM)
1998 - Member of Editorial Board of Book Series Mathematics + Visualization, Springer
1991 - Member of about 70 International Program Committees
Teaching Activities
since 2003 Lectureships in Scientific Visualization, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin
2001 – 2007 Honorary Professor for Scientific Visualization, German Film School – University for Digital Media Production, Elstal
2001 – 2006 Guest Professor, Advanced Computer Graphics and Data Visualization (PhD course in computer science), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
since 1996 Lecturer at International Summer Schools for Graduate Students on topics of Scientific Visualization, Mathematical Visualization and Image Processing
1985 – 1986 Lecturer “Numerical Methods and Programming”, Technische Fachhochschule Berlin
1984 – 1989 Research Assistant, Tutorials in Theoretical Physics and Computational Physics, Department of Physics, Freie Universität Berlin
1981 – 1984 Student Tutor, Computer Programming and Numerical Physics, Department of Physics, Freie Universität Berlin
1975 – 1977 Piano Teacher, Pfälzisches Konservatorium für Musik, Kaiserslautern
Industrial Experience
2005 – 2009 Co-founder and Scientific Advisor,
Lenné3D GmbH, Berlin
1999 – 2004 Co-founder and CEO,
Indeed – Visual Concepts GmbH, Berlin
(now: Visage Imaging)
1986 – 1989 Co-Founder and Senior Scientist,
Mental Images GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin
(now: NVIDIA Advanced Rendering Center)
ACM Association for Computing Machinery
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Eurographics European Association for Computer Graphics
(since 2016: elected fellow)
GI Gesellschaft für Informatik
DPG Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
CURAC Deutsche Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie

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