My research and teaching interests are in visualization, computer graphics, and image processing.. Before joining the University of Paderborn in 1993 I was a research assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder (USA). My previous professional life was spent with positions at the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy at the University of Colorado (1987-1990), at Vexcel Corporation in Boulder (1985-1987), and the institute for image processing and computer graphics at the research center Joanneum (1982-1985) in Graz, Austria. I graduated from the Technical University Graz, Austria, with a Master's Degree ("Diplomingenieur") in 1981, and with a PhD in 1985.
One of my pet interests is to pursue a systematic view of visualization curricula. 1992 and 2014 I was active in the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee to chair the subcommitte on "Curriculum for Visualization" and between 2011 and 2016 I was a member of the Editorial Board of IEEE Computer Graphics and Application (co-chairing the Education Department together with Scott Owen).
I am a member of IEEE (Computer Society), ACM (Siggraph und Siggchi), und GI.
I am happily married and my husband and I have a wonderful, adult son. My hobbies are hiking, skiing, jogging and reading.