Alexander Bock

Moore-Sloan Postdoctoral Fellow

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Alexander Bock is currently a Moore-Sloan Data Science Fellow with the Center for Data Science at New York University.  Since 2011, he is a PhD graduate student in the field of Visualization and Interaction at Linköping University, Sweden.  In 2015, he was a visiting Research Scholar with the Community Coordinated Modeling Center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, USA.  He is also the Development Lead on the open-source Astrovisualization software OpenSpace, developed in collaboration between Linköping University, the American Museum of Natural History, NASA, New York University, and the University of Utah.
Bock was awarded 2014 and 2015 with the Best Scientific Visualization poster and 2017 with the Best Scientific Visualization paper awards at the IEEE Visualization conference for his work in the field of Astrovisualization.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Visiting Research Scholar

Visiting research at the Community Coordinated Modeling Center

From: October 2015 to December 2015


Journal Articles


Globe Browsing: Contextualized Spatio-Temporal Planetary Surface Visualization. Bladin, K., Axelsson, E., Broberg, E., Emmart, C., Ljung, P., Bock, A., Ynnerman, A., IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 201710.1109/TVCG.2017.2743958

TopoAngler: Interactive Topology-based Extraction of Fishes. Bock, A., Doraiswamy, H., Summers, A., Silva, C., IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 201710.1109/TVCG.2017.2743980

OpenSpace: An Open-Source Astrovisualization Framework. Bock, A., Axelsson, E., Bladin, K., Costa, J., Payne, G., Territo, M., Kilby, J., Kuznetsova, M., Emmart, C., Ynnerman, A., Journal of Open-Source Software 201710.21105/joss.00281

Dynamic Scene Graph: Enabling Scaling, Positioning, and Navigation in the Universe. Axelsson, E., Costa, J., Silva, C., Emmart, C., Bock, A., Ynnerman, A., Computer Graphics Forum 201710.1111/cgf.13202

A Visualization-Based Analysis System for Urban Search & Rescue Mission Planning Support. Bock, A., Svensson, Å., Kleiner, A., Lundberg, J., Ropinski, T., Computer Graphics Forum 201610.1111/cgf.12869

OpenSpace: An Open-Source Framework for Data Visualization and Contextualization. Bock, A., Pembroke, A., Mays M.L., Ynnerman, A., Abstracts at American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2015

OpenSpace: Public Dissemination of Space Mission Profiles. Bock, A., Marcinkowski, M., Kilby, J., Emmart, C., Ynnerman, A., IEEE Vis Poster Session 201510.1109/SciVis.2015.7429503

Shocks in unmagnetized plasma with a shear flow: Stability and magnetic field generation. Dieckmann, M., Bock, A., Ahmed, H., Doria, D., Sarri, G., Ynnerman, A., Borghesi, M., Physics of Plasmas 201510.1063/1.4926525

Visual Verification of Space Weather Ensemble Simulations. Bock, A., Pembroke, A., Mays, M.L., Rastaetter, L., Ynnerman, A, Ropinski, T., IEEE Vis 201510.1109/SciVis.2015.7429487

Hybrid Data Visualization Based On Depth Complexity Histogram Analysis. Lindholm, S., Falk, M., Sundén, E., Bock, A., Ynnerman, A., Ropinski, T., Computer Graphics Forum 201510.1111/cgf.12460

An Interactive Visualization System for Urban Search & Rescue Mission Planning. Bock, A., Kleiner, A., Lundberg, J., Ropinski, T., International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics 2014,10.1109/SSRR.2014.7017652

Interaction Techniques as a Communication Channel when Presenting 3D Visualizations. Sundén, E., Bock, A., Jönsson, D., Ynnerman, A., Ropinski, T., IEEE VIS International Workshop on 3DVis 201410.1109/3DVis.2014.7160102

Supporting Urban Search & Rescue Mission Planning through Visualization-Based Analysis. Bock, A., Kleiner, A., Lundberg, J., Ropinski, T., Vision, Modeling, and Visualization 201410.2312/vmv.20141275

VCMass: A Framework for Verification of Coronal Mass Ejection Ensemble Simulations. Bock, A., Mays, M.L., Rastaetter, L., Ynnerman, A., Ropinksi, T., IEEE Vis Poster Session 2014

Guiding Deep Brain Stimulation Interventions by Fusing Multimodal Uncertainty Regions. Bock, A., Lang, N., Evangelista, G., Lehrke, R., Ropinski, T., Pacific Visualization 201310.1109/PacificVis.2013.6596133

Interactive Urban Search & Rescue Planning. Bock, A., Kleiner, A., Ropinksi, T., Excellence Centre at Linköping-Lund in Information Technology 2013

Poor Man’s Rendering Of Segmented Data. Lindholm, S., Bock, A., SIGRAD 2013

Coherency-Based Curve Compression for High-Order Finite Element Model Visualization. Bock, A., Sundén, E., Bingchen, L., Wuensche, B., Ropinski, T., IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 201210.1109/TVCG.2012.206

Deriving and Visualizing Uncertainty in Kinetic PET Modeling. Nguyen, K. T., Bock, A., Ynnerman, A., Ropinski, T., Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine 201210.2312/VCBM/VCBM12/107-114

GPU-Accelerated Direct Volume Rendering of Finite Element Data Sets. Liu, B., Bock, A., Ropinski, T., Nash, M., Nielsen, P., Wuensche, B., Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand 201210.1145/2425836.2425861

Interactive Visualization of Space Weather Data. Törnros, M., Berrios, D., Bock, A., Emmart, C., Harberts, R., Ynnerman, A., Abstracts at American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2012

Supporting Deep Brain Stimulation Interventions by Fusing Microelectrode Recordings with Imaging Data. Bock, A., Lang, N., Evangelista, G., Lehrke, R., Ropinski, T., Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine 2012



Affiliations


NYU Center for Data Science

NYU Tandon School of Engineering

American Museum of Natural History



IEEE Best Scientific Visualization Paper 2017

IEEE Best Scientific Visualization Poster 2015

IEEE Best Scientific Visualization Poster 2014