Research Interests

​Viola's expertise spans over a spectrum of subfields in scientific visualization. His scientific focus is in multi-scale 3D visualization and modeling of complex biological models such as cellular organisms down to atomistic detail. New technology developed in the Nanovisualization team will uniquely allow to model, observe, and interact with computational representations of life forms and bionanotechnological structures.

Selected Publications

  • Individualization of 2D color maps for people with color vision deficiencies
    N. Waldin,M. Bernhard, P. Rautek, I. Viola
    32nd Spring Conference on Computer Graphics, (2016)
  • Metamorphers
    J. Sorger, P. Mindek, P. Rautek, E. Gröller, G. Johnson, I.Viola
    33rd Spring Conference on Computer Graphics, (2017)
  • Personalized 2D color maps
    N. Waldin, M. Bernhard, P. Rautek, I. Viola
    Personalized 2D color maps 2016 Computers & Graphics, (2016)

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Computer Science (Dr. techn.), TU Wien, Austria, 2005
  • M.Sc., Computer Science (Dipl.-Ing.), TU Wien, Austria, 2002

Professional Profile

Senior Lecturer of Computer Science (venia docendi), TU Wien, Austria2016

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​VGTC IEEE Computer Society
  • Eurographics


  • Austrian Computer Graphics Award for the Best Technical Solution, 2016
  • 1st Place, Eurographics Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine, 2013

KAUST Affiliations

  • Visual Computing Center (VCC)
  • Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering (CEMSE)

International Affiliations