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Govert Brinkmann runner-up for KNVI Thesis Award for Informatics

Annually KNVI (Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging van Informatieprofessionals) awards thesis prizes to master students in the field of Informatics and Information Science.

On November 26 Govert Brinkmann, receives the second prize for his graduation thesis during the award ceremony at the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (KHMW) in Haarlem. ‘I am very grateful to receive this price. It allows me to buy the hardware required to continue studying new ways to visualise very large datasets.’ 

Solution for visualising big networks

In his thesis the MSc Computer Science student discusses how display walls can be used to visualise networks that are too big to be visualised on a regular computer monitor. He presents a solution that utilises multiple GPUs for the visualisation process, thereby enabling users to interactively explore networks with tens of thousands of nodes on a high-resolution display wall.

The thesis ‘Interactive Visualization of Large Networks on a Tiled Display System’ was recommended by Fons Verbeek and Kristian Rietveld, Brinkmann’s supervisors at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS).

Govert Brinkmann with his supervisors Fons Verbeek (left) and Kris Rietveld (right)

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