Klaus Eckelt

Hi! I am Klaus. I'm a doctoral researcher and PhD student in the Visual Data Science Lab at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.

My research focuses on interactive visualizations in the biomedical field. Together with my colleagues, I design and build data analysis tools to support domain experts. I received my master's and bachelor's degrees at TU Wien, Austria, where I became interested in life sciences and the analysis of biomedical data.



Loops: Leveraging Provenance and Visualization to Support Exploratory Data Analysis in Notebooks . Klaus Eckelt, Kiran Gadhave, Alexander Lex, Marc Streit. OSF Preprint, doi:10.31219/osf.io/79eyn, 2024.

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Talk @ datavisyn 2024: Slides

Marjorie: Visualizing Type 1 Diabetes Data to Support Pattern Exploration. Anna Scimone, Klaus Eckelt, Marc Streit, Andreas Hinterreiter. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 1216-1226, doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2023.3326936, 2024.

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Explainable Long- and Short-term Pattern Detection in Projected Sequential Data. Matthias Bittner, Andreas Hinterreiter, Klaus Eckelt, Marc Streit. ECML PKDD Workshop on Explainable AI for Time Series: Advances and Applications (XAI-TS '23, to appear), 2023.

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Iguanodon: A Code-Breaking Game for Improving Visualization Literacy. Patrick Adelberger, Oleg Lesota, Klaus Eckelt, Markus Schedl, Marc Streit. OSF Preprint, doi:10.31219/osf.io/xung4, 2023.

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Exploring Intensities of Hate Speech on Social Media: A Case Study on Explaining Multilingual Models with XAI. Raisa Romanov Geleta, Klaus Eckelt, Emilia Parada-Cabaleiro, Markus Schedl. Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK '23), pp. 532-537, doi:10.34619/srmk-injj, 2023.

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Visual Exploration of Relationships and Structure in Low-Dimensional Embeddings. Klaus Eckelt, Andreas Hinterreiter, Patrick Adelberger, Conny Walchshofer, Vaishali Dhanoa, Christina Humer, Moritz Heckmann, Christian A. Steinparz, Marc Streit. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 29, no. 7, pp. 3312-3326, doi:10.1109/TVCG.2022.3156760, 2023.

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Talk @ BioVis 2022: Video | Slides
Talk @ IEEE VIS 2022: Video | Slides

Kokiri: Random-Forest-Based Comparison and Characterization of Cohorts. Klaus Eckelt, Patrick Adelberger, Markus J. Bauer, Thomas Zichner, Marc Streit. IEEE VIS Workshop on Visualization in Biomedical AI, doi:10.1101/2022.08.16.503622, 2022.

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Talk @ IEEE VIS 2022: Video | Slides

Coral: a web-based visual analysis tool for creating and characterizing cohorts. Patrick Adelberger, Klaus Eckelt, Markus J. Bauer, Marc Streit, Christian Haslinger, Thomas Zichner. Bioinformatics, 37(23): 4559-4561, doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btab695, 2021.

TourDino: A Support View for Confirming Patterns in Tabular Data. Klaus Eckelt, Patrick Adelberger, Thomas Zichner, Andreas Wernitznig, Marc Streit. EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA '19), doi:10.2312/eurova.20191117, 2019.

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Talk @ EuroVIS 2019: Slides


TourGuide: Interactive Visual Analysis of Clinical Oncology Data. Klaus Eckelt, Sandra Wartner, Holger Stitz, David Fuchs, Thomas Gitter, Dominic Girardi, Sebastian Graf, Steffen Krause, Clemens A. Schmitt, Marc Streit. OeGHO & AHOP Spring Conference 2019, Linz, Austria, 2019.

Reasons For Failure To Give Adjuvant Chemotherapy In Early Breast Cancer - Interactive Visual Analysis Of Clinical Data With The TourGuide Software. David Fuchs, Sebastian Graf, Thomas Gitter, Steffen Krause, Klaus Eckelt, Sandra Wartner, Holger Stitz, Dominic Girardi, Marc Streit, Clemens A. Schmitt. OeGHO & AHOP Spring Conference 2019, Linz, Austria, 2019.


Diploma/Master's Thesis

Data-Driven User Guidance in Multi-Attribute Data Exploration. Klaus Eckelt, 2018.

Supervisors: Marc Streit, Eduard Gröller

Bachelor's Thesis

Vascular Printing - 3D Printing of Aortic Dissections. Klaus Eckelt, 2017.

Supervisors: Alexey Karimov, Gabriel Mistelbauer, Eduard Gröller


In my courses, I teach students how to handle, visualize, and interpret data with Python, JavaScript, and business intelligence software such as Tableau and Microsoft PowerBI.

At Johannes Kepler University Linz, I taught multiple courses in the Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science bachelor's and master's programs: Visual Analytics (2018-2023), Computer Graphics (2018-2022), Information Visualization (2019-2022), and Explainable AI (2020-2023).

At the Imperial College Business School, I was instructor for the Visualisation module of the Business Analytics master's program (2019-2021).