Prof. Dr. Fabian Beck

eMail: fabian.beck(at)

Address: An der Weberei 5, 96047 Bamberg

Office: WE_5/05.099

Tel.: +49 (0)951/863-3040

Office hours: on request

Biography: Fabian Beck has been head of the Chair of Information Visualization at the University of Bamberg since October 2021. His research deals with methods for visualizing dynamic structures. This has diverse applications, for example, in software engineering, exploratory evaluation of usage studies, or behavioral analysis of artificial agents. Furthermore, he investigates the interaction of visualizations with textual content and other media for comprehensible visual reporting. He received his Dr. rer nat. degree (PhD) in computer science from the University of Trier in 2013 and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Visualization Institute of the University of Stuttgart (VISUS) until 2016. Afterwards, he led the visualization group of the paluno Institute for Software Technology as an assistant professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen. In 2018, he was awarded the EuroVis Young Researcher Award and appointed Junior Fellow of the EUROGRAPHICS association.


In addition to current publications below (since 2018), a comprehensive list of publications authored by Fabian Beck can be found on Google Scholar or DBLP.

Publications (since 2018)

Latif, S., Chen, S., & Beck, F. (2021). A Deeper Understanding of Visualization–Text Interplay in Geographic Data-driven Stories. Computer Graphics Forum, 40(3), 311–322.

Latif, S., Tarner, H., & Beck, F. (2021). Talking Realities: Audio Guides in Virtual Reality Visualizations. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications.

Latif, S., Zhou, Z., Kim, Y., Kim, N. W., & Beck, F. (2021). Kori: Interactive Synthesis of Text and Charts in Data Documents. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Early Access).

Agarwal, S., Auda, J., Schneegaß, S., & Beck, F. (2020). A Design and Application Space for Visualizing User Sessions of Virtual and Mixed Reality Environments. In Vision, Modeling, and Visualization.

Agarwal, S., & Beck, F. (2020). Set Streams: Visual Exploration of Dynamic Overlapping Sets. Computer Graphics Forum, 39(3), 383–391.

Agarwal, S., Herrmann, C., Wallner, G., & Beck, F. (2020). Visualizing AI Playtesting Data of 2D Side-scrolling Games. In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Games.

Agarwal, S., Latif, S., & Beck, F. (2020). How Visualization PhD Students Cope with Paper Rejections. In IEEE Workshop Celebrating the Scientific Value of Failure (FailFest) (pp. 6–10).

Agarwal, S., Tkachev, G., Wermelinger, M., & Beck, F. (2020). Visualizing Sets and Changes in Membership Using Layered Set Intersection Graphs. In Vision, Modeling, and Visualization.

Agarwal, S., Wallner, G., & Beck, F. (2020). Bombalytics: Visualization of Competition and Collaboration Strategies of Players in a Bomb Laying Game. Computer Graphics Forum, 39(3), 89–100.

Beck, F., Seo, J., & Wang, C. (2020). Guest Editors’ Introduction: Special Section on IEEE PacificVis 2020. In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Vol. 26, Issue 6, pp. 2142–2143).

Kumar, A., Mohanty, D., Kurzhals, K., Beck, F., Weiskopf, D., & Mueller, K. (2020). Demo of the EyeSAC System for Visual Synchronization, Cleaning, and Annotation of Eye Movement Data. In ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications, ETRA ’20 Adjunct (pp. 1–3). ACM.

Mumtaz, H., Latif, S., Beck, F., & Weiskopf, D. (2020). Exploranative Code Quality Documents. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 26(1), 1129–1139.

Okanović, D., Beck, S., Merz, L., Zorn, C., Merino, L., van Hoorn, A., & Beck, F. (2020). Can a Chatbot Support Software Engineers with Load Testing? Approach and Experiences. In Proceedings of the ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (pp. 120–129). ACM.

Sancho-Chavarría, L., Beck, F., & Mata-Montero, E. (2020). An expert study on hierarchy comparison methods applied to biological taxonomies curation. PeerJ Computer Science, 6:e277.

Tarner, H., Beschastnikh, I., & Beck, F. (2020). Exploring a Multi-focus Visual Comparison of Dynamic Graphs. In 2020 IEEE Visualization Conference (VIS), Posters.

Tarner, H., Frick, V., Pinzger, M., & Beck, F. (2020). Visualizing Evolution and Performance Metrics on Method Level as Multivariate Data. In Seminar Series on Advanced Techniques & Tools for Software Evolution.

Latif, S., & Beck, F. (2019b). Interactive Map Reports Summarizing Bivariate Geographic Data. Visual Informatics, 27–37.

Latif, S., & Beck, F. (2019a). VIS Author Profiles: Interactive Descriptions of Publication Records Combining Text and Visualization. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 25(1), 152–161.

Latif, S., Su, K., & Beck, F. (2019). Authoring Combined Textual and Visual Descriptions of Graph Data. In EuroVis 2019 - Short Papers. The Eurographics Association.

Mumtaz, H., van Garderen, M., Beck, F., & Weiskopf, D. (2019). Label Placement for Outliers in Scatterplots. In EuroVis 2019 - Short Papers. The Eurographics Association.

Munz, T., Burch, M., van Benthem, T., Poels, Y., Beck, F., & Weiskopf, D. (2019). Overlap-free Drawing of Generalized Pythagoras Trees for Hierarchy Visualization. In IEEE VIS Short Papers (pp. 251–255). IEEE.

Okanović, D., van Hoorn, A., Zorn, C., Beck, F., Ferme, V., & Walter, J. (2019). Concern-driven Reporting of Software Performance Analysis Results. In Companion of the 2019 ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (pp. 1–4). ACM.

Sancho-Chavarría, L., Gómez-Soza, C., Beck, F., & Mata-Montero, E. (2019). Diaforá: A Visualization Tool for the Comparison of Biological Taxonomies. In High Performance Computing -- Proceedings of the Latin America High Performance Computing Conference (pp. 423–437). Springer.

Sandoval Alcocer, J. P., Beck, F., & Bergel, A. (2019). Performance Evolution Matrix: Visualizing Performance Variations Along Software Versions. In Proceedings of the 2019 Working Conference on Software Visualization (pp. 1–11). IEEE.

Sandoval Alcocer, J. P., Jaimes Camacho, H., Costa, D., Bergel, A., & Beck, F. (2019). Enhancing Commit Graphs with Visual Runtime Clues. In Proceedings of the 2019 Working Conference on Software Visualization (pp. 28–32). IEEE.

Agarwal, S., Bernard, J., & Beck, F. (2018). Computer-supported Interactive Assignment of Keywords for Literature Collections. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Machine Learning from User Interaction for Visualization and Analytics at IEEE VIS.

Beck, F., Bergel, A., Bezemer, C.-P., & Isaacs, K. E. (2018). Visualizing systems and software performance - Report on the GI-Dagstuhl seminar for young researchers, July 9-13, 2018 (Vol. 6, p. e27253v1).

Frick, V., Grassauer, T., Pinzger, M., & Beck, F. (2018). Generating Accurate and Compact Edit Scripts using Tree Differencing. In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (pp. 264–274). IEEE.

Herr, D., Beck, F., & Ertl, T. (2018). Visual Analytics for Decomposing Temporal Event Series of Production Lines. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Information Visualisation (pp. 251–259). IEEE.

Karch, G. K., Beck, F., Ertl, M., Meister, C., Schulte, K., Weigand, B., Ertl, T., & Sadlo, F. (2018). Visual Analysis of Inclusion Dynamics in Two-Phase Flow. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 24(5), 1841–1855.

Krüger, R., Simeonov, G., Beck, F., & Ertl, T. (2018). Visual Interactive Map Matching. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 24(6), 1881–1892.

Latif, S., & Beck, F. (2018). Visually Augmenting Documents With Data. Computing in Science & Engineering, 96–103.

Latif, S., Liu, D., & Beck, F. (2018). Exploring Interactive Linking Between Text and Visualization. In EuroVis 2018 - Short Papers (pp. 91–94). The Eurographics Association.

Mumtaz, H., Beck, F., & Weiskopf, D. (2018). Detecting Bad Smells in Software Systems with Linked Multivariate Visualizations. In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization (pp. 12–20). IEEE.

Sancho-Chavarría, L., Beck, F., Weiskopf, D., & Mata-Montero, E. (2018). Task-based assessment of visualization tools for the comparison of biological taxonomies. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 4(e25742).

Sevastjanova, R., Beck, F., Ell, B., Turkay, C., Henkin, R., Butt, M., Keim, D., & El-Assady, M. (2018). Going beyond Visualization: Verbalization as Complementary Medium to Explain Machine Learning Models. In Proceedings of the 2018 Workshop on Visualization for AI Explainability at IEEE VIS.

Tarner, H., Frick, V., Pinzger, M., & Beck, F. (2018). Exploring Visual Comparison of Multivariate Runtime Statistics. In 9th Symposium on Software Performance 2018.