Klaus Mueller

Distinguished Professor and Chair

Professor Klaus Mueller's research focuses on numerous aspects of visualization, visual analytics, and medical imaging. One unifying goal is speed - speed in gaining insight from data. This applies to visual analytics where insight into complex relationship is strongly dependent on the analyst's visual interaction with the data. And it also applies to medical imaging, where the time it takes to produce a 3D reconstruction from the measured data is crucial for effective patient diagnostics. GPUs as well as algorithms and innovative methodologies have played an important role here. Conversely, in data visualization an aesthetic image can greatly boost an analyst's involvement and subsequent success in the data exploration process, while in medical imaging it is important to produce images of high quality at low radiation dose. Mueller has produced significant research results in all of these areas of research.

Klaus Mueller received an MS in biomedical engineering and a PhD in computer science, both from the Ohio State University, and he is currently a professor in the Computer Science Department at Stony Brook University, where he also holds co-appointments in the Biomedical Engineering and Radiology Departments. He is presently the chair of the computer science department at SUNY Korea - the first US university on Korean soil. His current research interests are computer and volume graphics, visualization, visual analytics, medical imaging, human computation, high-performance computing, and computer vision. He won the US National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2001 and the SUNY Chancellor Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity in 2011. He served as a co- chair at various conferences, such IEEE Visualization, Volume Graphics Symposium, and the Fully 3D Workshop on High-Performance Image Reconstruction. Mueller has authored and co-authored more than 160 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, which have been cited more than 4,000 times according to Google Scholar. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has participated in 15 tutorials on various topics in visualization and medical imaging. He has graduated so far 11 PhD students and numerous MS students, all of which have found rewarding employments at prestigious companies, universities, and research labs. He is a currently the chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Visualization and Computer Graphics, an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, and he is a senior member of the IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society. For more information, see http://www.cs.sunysb.edu/~mueller


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