Dirk Zeckzer is a senior researcher at the Image and Signal Processing Group, Institute of Computer Science, School of Mathematics and Computer Science, Leipzig University. Currently, he teaches Information Visualization.

Previously, he was a Lecturer and the Leader of the Information Visualization and Visual Analytics Group being part of the Computer Graphics and HCI Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Before joining the University of Kaiserslautern, Dr. Zeckzer worked at two research institutes (Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering and Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für künstliche Intelligenz) and in two Companies (ProCAEss Gmbh and Becker Software GmbH). He was an invited speaker at the ACM SIGGRAPH Bogotá, Colombia, 2012.

Dr. Zeckzer holds a PhD from the University of Kaiserslautern in the field of Computer Algebra. His current research interests are Information Visualization and Visual Analytics with Applications in Software Engineering, Biology, and Town Planning (including environmental aspects).

He was Workshop Co-Chair for "Visualization in Environmental Sciences" 2016-2018. Moreover, he was a Program Committee member for "VisSoft Conference, NIER- and Tool-Demo" in 2014 and 2018, "EuroVis Short Paper" in 2014, "IEEE Scientific Visualization Short Paper" in 2018, and "Visualization in Environmental Sciences" EnvirVis 2013-2015. Further, he is an active reviewer for the yearly IEEE conferences on "Information Visualization (InfoVis)", "Visualization (Vis)", and "Visual Analytics, Science, and Technology (VAST)", as well as, the "IEEE Pacific Visualization Conference (PacificVis)", "The Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis)", and the journals "Computer Graphics Forum", "The Visual Computer", and the "Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling", "Computers in Biology and Medicine".


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