The Centre hosts several open-source visualization systems and services, namely Poem Viewer, Complexity Plots and Community Resources.
If you would like to find out more about visual computing at Oxford or are interested in collaborating with us, please get in touch.
What is Visualization?
In the era of data deluge, the field of visualization provides a ubiquitous technology that can be deployed to support a wide range of interdisciplinary research.
Visualization is the study of the transformation of data to visual representations in order to facilitate effective and efficient cognitive processes in gaining insight from the data it contains. It includes three major sub-areas, namely scientific visualization, information visualization and visual analytics.
Visualization is one of the core research capability of the e-Research Centre, which has developed advanced visualization techniques for a variety of applications, ranging from biology to poetry, from energy to seismology, and from sports to security. In particular, the Centre is an international leader in several areas of visualization, including theory of visualization, video visualization, and knowledge-assisted visualization.
What is Visual Computing?
Visual Computing is scientific discipline that encompasses a number of traditional subject areas in computer science, including visualization, computer graphics and animation, computer vision, image and video processing, computer aided design, virtual environments, multimedia interaction and communications, and graphical user interface design.
The aim of visual computing is to build and expand on the scientific foundations of visual information processing and display, advance the technologies for computation involving visual information, and develop a broad range of applications in science, engineering, arts and humanities, medicine and industry.