The Team

Institute of Applied Mathematics of Saarland University

The research of the institute is concentrated on inverse problems including analysis and development of efficient algorithms and their application. Computed tomography is a prominent example and a source of stimulating questions. Applications are stemming from medical imaging, non-destructive testing, systems biology, finance and signal processing including pattern recognition. In the area of inverse problems, the approximate inverse has been developed at IAM, which is a versatile method that leads to highly efficient reconsruction algorithms.

Furthermore the institute investigates feature reconstruction, where novel algorithms are being developed that allow for a direct calculation of features like edges or optical flow without the detour over the density itself. Finally, the institute researches in the area of signal processing, especially noise correction, data reduction and extraction of relevant information.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h. c. A. K. Louis
Head of the Institute of Applied MathematicsIMCL project coordinator

Jonas Vogelgesang, M.Sc.
Researcher at the Institute of Applied Mathematics

Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing


X-Ray Technology Development Center

The Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing IZFP performs research and development related to the physical methods of nondestructive testing, characterization of materials, control and monitoring of manufacturing processes and system components and condition monitoring of existing infrastructure.

The outcome of its research and development is applied to a variety of applications where safety and quality assurance are of significant importance. Methods developed and expertise provided include physical process fundamentals, sensors, equipment manufacturing, handling techniques, techniques for evaluation of results and documentation as well as qualification and validation of new test applications and test equipment, including equipment maintenance, training and testing services.

Dr.-Ing. Michael Maisl
Head of the X-Ray Technology Development Center

Dr. rer. nat. Christian Schorr
Researcher at the X-Ray Technology Development Center

Computer Graphics Lab of Saarland University


The Computer Graphics Lab at Saarland University was founded by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Slusallek in 1999. His remarkable work in the field of physically-based rendering and parallel and distributed processing of visual information has started with his award-winning PhD thesis “Vision: An Architecture for Physically-Based Rendering” done at the Erlangen University. Leaving Erlangen to serve as a visiting assistant professor at Stanford University, he returned to Germany to start the Computer Graphics Lab in Saarbrücken.

Here, for more than a decade, he and his team have been instrumental in establishing real-time ray tracing and interactive lighting simulation for realistic rendering as a new research field with its own conference, the High Performance Graphics (HPG). Together with his skills on object oriented software development this work is the basis of the success of the core research highlights of the Computer Graphics Lab today: Ray-tracing, high-performance parallel computing, future 3D internet and server-based rendering as well as novel programming models and languages.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Philipp Slusallek
Head of the Computer Graphics Lab
Tim Dahmen
Senior Consultant at DFKI GmbH, Associated Resarcher at the Computer Graphics Lab
Nico MarniokNico Marniok
Resarcher at the Computer Graphics Lab