FH-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Wolfgang Aigner MSc

  • Head of Research Institute
    Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies
  • Department of Media and Digital Technologies
Location: A - Campus-Platz 1
M: +43/676/847 228 611

Study programmes

  • Creative Computing (BA)
  • Interactive Technologies (MA)
  • Digital Media Production (MA)
  • Smart Engineering (BA)
  • Media Technology (BA)
  • Data Science and Business Analytics (BA)
  • Digital Design (MA)
  • Data Intelligence (MA)
  • Digital Media Technologies (MA)
  • Digital Innovation and Research (MA)


  • Media and Digital Technologies
  • Computer Science and Security

Research topics: Information Visualization (InfoVis) • Visual Analytics • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) • User-Centered Design

Wolfgang is an expert in Information Visualization (InfoVis) and Visual Analytics (VA), particularly in the context of time-oriented data. He performs research on concepts, methods, and software prototypes that support humans in dealing with large and complex information structures, to make them more comprehensible, facilitate exploration, and enable knowledge discovery. Wolfgang has authored and co-authored more than 125 peer-reviewed articles and is an author of the book “Visualization of Time-Oriented Data” (Springer, 2011) that is devoted to a systematic view of this topic.
Full list of publications

Selected Projects

VALiD - Visual Analytics in Data-Driven Journalism

As data journalists face increasingly complex and heterogeneous data, the research project works on suitable Visual Analytics methods and their integration into journalistic workflows.

VisOnFire. Understanding and visualizing workflows

Visual Analysis of Large and Heterogeneous Scientific Workflows for Analytical Provenance. - A new visual forensic tool realizes the visualisation of data analysis workflows and helps to increase the ...


Multi-Device Ecologies Towards Elaborate User Experience discusses issues of relevance regarding interaction design and user experience design and aims at an integrated use of media technology devices...


Selected publications

Online Resources

Software: Prototypes & Libraries

  • Netflower - Interactive web application for visual exploration of flows in dynamic networks
  • TaCo - Interactive web application for visualizing changes in tables over time
  • PubViz - JavaScript library for interactive visualization of publication data
  • EvalBench - Software library for visualization evaluation
  • TimeBench - Data model and software library for visual analytics of time-oriented data

Visual Publication Browser


TimeViz: Visualization of Time-Oriented Data
Invited Talk @ ChinaVis: 2022 CSIG-VIS International Lecture Series 20
June 30, 2022
Demo Video of visualization research shown at European Researchers' Night 2015 in Vienna.
Video summarizing the creative media summer school workshop "Telling Stories with Data", that took place June 25-29, 2018 @ St. Poelten University of Applied Sciences, Austria.
Music credits:
Our Big Adventure (Scott Holmes) under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Injecting Life into Visualizations for Biomedical Research
Marc Streit (Johannes Kepler University), Wolfgang Aigner (St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences), Dominic Girardi (RISC Software GmbH)
DBMI Open Insights Seminar at Harvard University
10 Jahre Wissensbilanz & unidata

Selected supervised theses