Most-Cited Papers

Listed are h (=46) papers that have been cited at least h times.
The number of citations is based on Google Scholar information, retrieved on July 16, 2017.
See the words of warning regarding the comparison of h-indices at the bottom of this page.

[1] Detlev Stalling and Hans-Christian Hege.
Fast and resolution-independent line integral convolution.
In: Proceedings of SIGGRAPH ’95, August 6-11, Los Angeles, CA, USA,
pp. 249–256. Computer Graphics Annual Conference Series, ACM SIGGRAPH, 1995.
≥ 456 citations
[2] Detlev Stalling, Malte Westerhoff and Hand-Christian Hege.
Amira: A highly interactive system for visual data analysis.
In: Charles D. Hansen and Chris R. Johnson, editors, The Visualization Handbook, chapter 38, pp. 749–767. Elsevier, 2005.
≥ 352 citations
[3] Malte Zöckler, Detlev Stalling and Hans-Christian Hege.
Interactive visualization of 3D-vector fields using illuminated streamlines.
In: IEEE Visualization 1996, Proceedings of, October 27 – November 1, San Francisco, CA, USA, pp. 107–113, 1996.
≥ 268 citations
[4] Robert Brandt, Torsten Rohlfing, Jürgen Rybak, Sabine Krofczik, Alexander Maye, Malte Westerhoff, Hans-Christian Hege and Randolf Menzel.
Three-dimensional average-shape atlas of the honeybee brain and its applications.
J. Comp. Neurol., 492:1, pp. 1–19, November 2005.
citations ≥ 213
[5] Holger Theisel, Tino Weinkauf, Hans-Christian Hege and Hans-Peter Seidel.
Saddle connectors – an approach to visualizing the topological skeleton of complex 3D vector fields.
In: Greg Turk, Jarke J. van Wijk and Robert J. Moorhead II, editors, Proc. 14th IEEE Visualization 2003 Conference (VIS 2003), 19-24 October 2003, Seattle, WA, USA, pp. 225–232, 2003.
citations ≥ 170
[6] Kilian Oberleithner, Moritz Sieber, Christian Navid Nayeri, Christian Oliver Paschereit, Christoph Petz, Hans-Christian Hege, Bernd R. Noack, and Israel J. Wygnanski.
Three-dimensional coherent structures of the swirling jet undergoing vortex breakdown: stability analysis and empirical mode construction.
J. Fluid Mech. 679, pp. 383-414, 2011.
citations ≥ 163
[7] Gabrielle Allen, Werner Benger, Tom Goodale, Hans-Christian Hege, Gerd Lanfermann, André Merzky, Thomas Radke, Edward Seidel and John Shalf.
The Cactus code: A problem solving environment for the Grid.
In: High Performance Distributed Computing, 9th Int. Symposium, 2000, August 1-4, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, pp. 253–260. IEEE Computer Society, 2000.
(in Feb 2012 selected as one of the 20 top papers in the 20 years of HPDC publications)
citations ≥ 159
[8] Malte Zöckler, Detlev Stalling and Hans-Christian Hege.
Fast and intuitive generation of geometric shape transitions.
The Visual Computer, 16:5, 241–253, 2000.
citations ≥ 128
[9] Detlev Stalling, Malte Zöckler and Hans-Christian Hege.
Fast display of illuminated field lines.
IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph., 3:2, pp. 118–128, 1997.
citations ≥ 116
[10] Hans-Christian Hege, Martin Seebaß, Detlev Stalling and Malte Zöckler.
A generalized marching cubes algorithm based on non-binary classifications.
ZIB Technical Report SC 97-05, Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB), Berlin, January 1997. 11 pp.
citations ≥ 111
[11] Liviu Coconu and Hans-Christian Hege.
Hardware-accelerated point-based rendering of complex scenes.
In: Simon Gibson and Paul E. Debevec, editors, Rendering Techniques, Proceedings of the 13th Eurographics Workshop on, Pisa, Italy, June 26-28, 2002, volume 28 of ACM Int. Conf. Proc. Series, pp. 43–52. Eurographics Association, 2002.
citations ≥ 104
[12] Johanna Gellermann, Peter Wust, Detlev Stalling, Martin Seebass, Jacek Nadobny, Rudolf Beck, Hans-Christian Hege, Peter Deuflhard and Roland Felix.
Clinical evaluation and verification of the hyperthermia treatment planning system HyperPlan.
Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys., 47:4, pp. 1145-1156, 2000.
citations ≥ 101
[13] Hans Lamecker, Martin Seebaß, Hans-Christian Hege and Peter Deuflhard.
A 3D statistical shape model of the pelvic bone for segmentation.
In: J.M. Fitzpatrick and M. Sonka (eds), Medical Imaging 2004: Image Processing, Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 5370, pp. 1341–1351, 2004.
citations ≥ 96
[14] Henrik Battke, Detlev Stalling and Hans-Christian Hege.
Fast line integral convolution for arbitrary surfaces in 3D.
In: Hans-Christian Hege and Konrad Polthier, editors, Visualization and Mathematics 1997, pp. 181–195. Springer, Berlin, 1996.
citations ≥ 91
[15] Gabrielle Allen, Werner Benger, Thomas Dramlitsch, Tom Goodale, Hans-Christian Hege, Gerd Lanfermann, André Merzky, Thomas Radtke, Edward Seidel and John Shalf.
Cactus tools for grid applications.
Cluster Computing, 4:3, pp. 179–188, 2001.
citations ≥ 89
[16] Kai Pöthkow and Hans-Christian Hege.
Positional uncertainty of isocontours: condition analysis and probabilistic measures.
IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph., 17:10, pp. 1393–1406, October 2011.
citations ≥ 88
[17] Thomas Torsney-Weir, Ahmed Saad, Torsten Möller, Britta Weber, Hans-Christian Hege, Jean-Marc Verbavatz, and Steven Bergner.
Tuner: principled parameter finding for image segmentation algorithms using visual response surface exploration.
IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph. 17:12, pp. 1892–1901, 2011.
citations ≥ 84
[18] Hans Lamecker, Thomas Hermann Wenckebach, and Hans-Christian Hege.
Atlas-based 3D-shape reconstruction from X-ray images.
In: 18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2006), 20-24 August 2006, Hong Kong, China, vol. I, pp. 371–374. IEEE Computer Society, 2006.
citations ≥ 83
[19] Kai Pöthkow, Britta Weber, and Hans-Christian Hege.
Probabilistic marching cubes.
Comput. Graph. Forum 30:3, pp. 931-940, 2011.
citations ≥ 78
[20] Holger Theisel, Tino Weinkauf, Hans-Christian Hege and Hans-Peter Seidel.
Topological methods for 2D time-dependent vector fields based on stream lines and path lines.
IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph., 11:4, pp. 383–394, 2005.
citations ≥ 78
[21] Stefan Zachow, Evgeny Gladilin, Hans-Christian Hege and Peter Deuflhard.
Finite-element simulation of soft tissue deformation.
In: H.U. Lemke et al. (eds), Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Proceedings of the 14th International Congress CARS 2000, San Francisco, USA, pp. 23–28. Elsevier Science, 2000.
citations ≥ 77
[22] Ingo Barth, Hans-Christian Hege, Hiroshi Ikedao, Anatole Kenfack, Michael Koppitz, Jörn Manz, Falko Marquardt, and Guennaddi K. Paramonov.
Concerted quantum effects of electronic and nuclear fluxes in molecules.
Chem. Phys. Lett., 481:1-3, pp. 118–123, 2009.
citations ≥ 75
[23] Heiko Seim, Dagmar Kainmueller, Markus Heller, Hans Lamecker, Stefan Zachow, and Hans-Christian Hege.
Automatic segmentation of the pelvic bones from CT data based on a statistical shape model.
In: Visual Computing for Biomedicine, Eurographics Workshop, VCBM 2008, October 6-7, Delft, Netherlands, pp. 93–100, 2008. ISBN 978-3-905674-13-2.
citations ≥ 73
[24] Jan Sahner, Tino Weinkauf, and Hans-Christian Hege.
Galilean invariant extraction and iconic representation of vortex core lines.
In: Ken Brodlie, David Duke, and Ken Joy, editors, Proceedings of EuroVis 2005 – Eurographics/IEEE VGTC Symposium on Visualization (June 1-3, 2005, Leeds, UK), pp. 151–160, Aire-la-Ville, Switzerland, 2005. Eurographics Association.
citations ≥ 73
[25] Malte Clasen and Hans-Christian Hege.
Terrain rendering using spherical clipmaps.
EuroVis 2006 Proceedings of the Eighth Joint Eurographics – IEEE VGTC Conference on Visualization, pp. 91-98.
citations ≥ 72
[26] Tino Weinkauf, Holger Theisel, Hans-Christian Hege, and Hans-Peter Seidel.
Boundary switch connectors for topological visualization of complex 3D vector fields.
VisSym 2004 Proceedings of the Sixth Joint Eurographics – IEEE TCVG Conference on Visualization, pp. 183-192.
citations ≥ 69
[27] Gabrielle Allen, Tom Goodale, Gerd Lanfermann, Edward Seidel, Werner Benger, Hans-Christian Hege, André Merzky, Joan Massó and John Shalf.
Solving Einstein’s equations on supercomputers.
IEEE Computer, 32:12, pp. 52–58, December 1999.
citations ≥ 72
[28] Mathias Otto, Tobias Germer, Hans-Christian Hege, and Holger Theisel.
Uncertain 2D vector field topology.
Comput. Graph. Forum, 29:2, pp. 347–356, 2010.
citations ≥ 69
[29] Tino Weinkauf, Holger Theisel, Kuangyu Shi, Hans-Christian Hege, and Hans-Peter Seidel.
Extracting higher order critical points and topological simplification of 3D vector fields.
In: 16th IEEE Visualization Conference (VIS 2005), 23-28 October 2005, Minneapolis, MN, USA, pp. 559–566. IEEE Computer Society, 2005.
citations ≥ 68
[30] Tino Weinkauf, Jan Sahner, Holger Theisel and Hans-Christian Hege.
Cores of swirling particle motion in unsteady flows.
IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph., 13:6, pp. 1759-1766, 2007.
citations ≥ 65
[31] Malte Zöckler, Detlev Stalling, and Hans-Christian Hege.
Parallel line integral convolution.
Parallel Computing, 23:7, pp. 975–989, July 1997.
citations ≥ 63
[32] Jürgen Rybak, Anja Kuß, Hans Lamecker, Stefan Zachow, Hans-Christian Hege, Matthias Lienhard, Jochen Singer, Kerstin Neubert, and Randolf Menzel.
The digital bee brain: integrating and managing neurons in a common 3D reference system.
Front. Syst. Neurosci., 4:30, July 2010.
citations ≥ 62
[33] Kuangyu Shi, Holger Theisel, Helwig Hauser, Tino Weinkauf, Kresimir Matkovic, Hans-Christian Hege, and Hans-Peter Seidel.
Path line attributes – an information visualization approach to analyzing the dynamic behavior of 3D time-dependent flow fields.
In: Topology-Based Methods in Visualization II, Mathematics and Visualization, pp. 75–88, Berlin, 2009. Springer.
citations ≥ 59
[34] Jan Sahner, Tino Weinkauf, Nathalie Teuber and Hans-Christian Hege.
Vortex and strain skeletons in Eulerian and Lagrangian frames.
IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph., 13:5, pp. 980-990, 2007.
citations ≥ 58
[35] Holger Theisel, Jan Sahner, Tino Weinkauf, Hans-Christian Hege, and Hans-Peter Seidel.
Extraction of parallel vector surfaces in 3D time-dependent fields and application to vortex core line tracking.
In: 16th IEEE Visualization Conference (VIS 2005), 23-28 October 2005, Minneapolis, MN, USA, pp. 631–638. IEEE Computer Society, 2005.
citations ≥ 58
[36] Holger Theisel, Tino Weinkauf, Hans-Christian Hege, and Hans-Peter Seidel.
Grid-independent detection of closed stream lines in 2D vector fields.
In: Bernd Girod, Marcus Magnor, and Hans-Peter Seidel, editors, Vision, Modeling and Visualization 2004, Proceedings, November 16-18, 2004, Stanford, USA, pp. 421–428, Berlin, 2004. Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft AKA / infix. ISBN 3-89838-058-0. pdf
citations ≥ 58
[37] Evgeny Gladilin, Stefan Zachow, Peter Deuflhard, and Hans-Christian Hege.
Anatomy- and physics-based facial animation for craniofacial surgery simulations.
Med. Biol. Eng. Comput., 42:2, pp. 167–170, 2004.
citations ≥ 58
[38] Alexander Rigort, David Günther, Reiner Hegerl, Daniel Baum, Britta Weber, Steffen Prohaska, Ohad Medaliac, Wolfgang Baumeister, and Hans-Christian Hege.
Automated segmentation of electron tomograms for a quantitative description of actin filament networks.
J. Struct. Biol. 177:1, pp. 135-144, January 2012.
citations ≥ 56
[39] Peter Wust, Jacek Nadobny, Martin Seebaß, Detlev Stalling, Johanna Gellermann, Hans-Christian Hege, Peter Deuflhard, and Roland Felix.
Influence of patient models and numerical methods on predicted power deposition patterns.
Int. J. Hyperthermia, 15:6, pp. 519–540, 1999.
citations ≥ 54
[40] Ralf Kähler, Mark Simon, and Hans-Christian Hege.
Interactive volume rendering of large data sets using adaptive mesh refinement hierarchies.
IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph., 9:3, pp. 341–351, 2003.
citations ≥ 50
[41] Steffen Prohaska and Hans-Christian Hege.
Fast visualization of plane-like structures in voxel data.
IEEE Visualization 2002, Proceedings of, October 27 – November 1, Boston, MA, USA, pp. 29-36, 2002.
citations ≥ 50
[42] Dirk Andrae, Ingo Barth, Timm Bredtmann, Hans-Christian Hege, Jörn Manz, Falko Marquardt, and Beate Paulus.
Electronic quantum fluxes during pericyclic reactions exemplified for the cope rearrangement of semibullvalene.
J. Phys. Chem. B, 115:18, pp. 5476–5483, 2011.
citations ≥ 49
[43] Jens Kasten, Christoph Petz, Ingrid Hotz, Bernd R. Noack, Hans-Christian Hege.
Localized finite-time Lyapunov exponent for unsteady flow analysis.
Vision Modeling and Visualization 2009, Proceedings of VMV 2009, Vol. 1, pp. 265–274.
Universität Magdeburg, 2009. ISBN 978-3-9804874-8-1.
citations ≥ 47
[44] Norbert Lindow, Daniel Baum, Hans-Christian Hege.
Voronoi-based extraction and visualization of molecular paths.
IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph., 17:12, pp. 2025-2034, 2011.
citations ≥ 46
[45] Liviu Coconu, Oliver Deussen, Hans-Christian Hege.
Real-time pen-and-ink illustration of landscapes.
In: Doug DeCarlo, Lee Markosian, editors, NPAR ’06 Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Non-photorealistic Animation and Rendering, Annecy, France, June 5-7, 2006, pp. 27-35, 2006.
citations ≥ 46
[46] Steffen Prohaska, Andrei Hutanu, Ralf Kähler, and Hans-Christian Hege.
Interactive exploration of large remote micro-CT scans.
In: Holly Rushmeier, Jarke J. van Wijk, and Greg Turk, editors, Proceedings of the 15th IEEE Visualization 2004 Conference (VIS 2004), 10-15 October 2004, Austin, TX, USA, pp. 345–352, 2004.
citations ≥ 46

This above list is presented with evident warnings:

Citation counts or indices, like that of Hirsch, provide information about the cumulated impact of a researcher and thus depend on his/her academic age. Whether it is possible to derive an impact metric that is independent of the academic age is an interesting question (obvious methods that come to mind surely have been analyzed).

Furthermore, it has been shown that the h-index has a strong discipline bias. For comparisons of scholars across different disciplines, this can be mitigated by performing a simple normalization: divide the h-index by the average h-index of scholars in the respective discipline. However, I don’t know a reliable source for discipline-specific average h-indices; furthermore, for inter- and multidisciplinary work this normalization is not applicable.

A further caveat: in a ‘top list’ of publications recently published papers do not show up. In addition, recent high-quality publications, which are ‘ahead of their time’ and develop impact only with delay, are missing. Citation counts and top lists thus become meaningful only decades after the end of the author’s scientific activity, even in rapidly evolving fields.

As is well known, research quality is not objectively measured by citation counts. One further reason is that citation numbers depend strongly on the size of the research community in the topical area (not just on the number of scholars in a discipline). If only a small community is interested in some topical area, even high-quality papers in that field are cited less frequently. This should be viewed also against the background that the interest of research communities is determined by many factors, of which only a few ones are ‘truly scientific’. Fashions come and go, and researchers, as well as funding agencies, are prone to jumping on bandwagons; not joining fashions thus attenuates a researcher’s citation counts.

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