Oliver Rübel
Computer Research Scientist
Phone: +1 510 486 4064
Email: oruebel@lbl.gov
Wep: http://vis.lbl.gov/~oruebel/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=5M5nkGAAAAAJ
1 Cyclotron Road
Mail Stop 50F1650
Berkeley, CA 94720


I am a Computer Research Scientist in the area of Data Analytics and Visualization at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. I received my Ph.D. in 2009 from the Department of Computer Science of the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany (see About).

My research to date has focused on the intersection of visualization, data analysis, and data management for large-scale and high-dimensional data. As part of my research I have the great opportunity to closely collaborate with a wide range of application sciences — including, gene expression, metabolomics, particle physics, finance, neuro-science, and climate (see Research).

I have contributed to and lead the design, implementation, and development of publicly available and well-recognized visualization and analysis applications, including, PointCloudXplore, WarpIV, BRAINformat, BASTet, and OpenMSI (see Products). I am the compute lead and chief software architect for the OpenMSI project, which has received a prestigious R&D100 award in 2015 as "One of the 100 Most Technologically Significant New Products of the Year in Software/Services" (see Awards).

I have contributed to more than 40 peer-reviewed publications in high-ranking journals and conferences and more than 70 other publications in the from of posters, technical reports, theses, and presentations (see Publications). My research has resulted in scientific advancements in the areas of: 1) query-driven visualization and analysis, 2) feature detection and feature-based visualization, 3) coupling visualization and data analysis for knowledge discovery, 4) data management, I/O, and analysis and data interfaces among others (see Research & Publications) .

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