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Jens

About me

Life

Education

  • June 2002 Abitur (general qualification for university entrance) at Gymnasium Papenburg
  • October 2005 Vordiplom (like Bachelor) in Mathematics at Westfälische Wilhems-Universität Münster
  • March 2008 Diplom (like Master) in Mathematics at Westfälische Wilhems-Universität Münster
    Diplomarbeit: “Integration globaler Illuminationsverfahren in ein interaktives ‘Volume Rendering Framework'”
  • June 2012 Dr. rer. nat. (like PhD) in Computer Science at Freie Universität Berlin
    “Lagrangian Feature Extraction in Two-dimensional Unsteady Flows”

Professional Experience

Awards

  • Gallery of Fluid Motion Award (APS DFD Meeting 2010)
  • Best Short Paper Award (EuroVis 2012)

Hobbies

  • Politics (Chairman of SPDqueer Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Member of the board of SPD Südende, SPD Steglitz-Zehlendorf, and SPDqueer Berlin)
  • Music – Listening to nearly all kinds of music and playing a bit piano (unfortunately rarely)
  • Friends – most important in your life is to have friends that you can trust
  • Any kind of new electronic devices – typical early adopter
  • Photography

Academic Life

Invited Talks

  • 04/2011 Departement Fluides, Thermique, Combustion – CEAT, Poitiers, France
  • 06/2011 Departement Fluides, Thermique, Combustion – CEAT, Poitiers, France
  • 05/2012 Insitute of Computer Science, Image and Signal Processing Group, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 07/2013 CREST-SBM International Conference (part of “The 6th Pacific RIM Conference on Mathematics”), Sapporo, Japan
  • 07/2013 Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
  • 07/2013 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • 07/2013 Department of Computer Science, UC Davis, Davis, CA, USA

Teaching Assistant

  • WS 2005/2006, Lecture, Linear Algebra I, WWU Münster
  • SS 2006, Lecture, Linear Algebra II, WWU Münster
  • WS 2006/2007, Lecture, Algebra I, WWU Münster
  • SS 2007, Lecture, Number Theory, WWU Münster
  • WS 2007/2008, Lecture, Linear Algebra I, WWU Münster
  • SS 2011, Lecture, Introduction to scientific visualization (for Dr. Ingrid Hotz), Freie Universität Berlin

Teaching

  • WS 2008/2009, Undergraduate seminar, Introduction to real-time volume graphics (for Dr. Ingrid Hotz), Freie Universität Berlin
  • WS 2009/2010, Undergraduate seminar, Introduction to data visualization (for Dr. Ingrid Hotz), Freie Universität Berlin
  • WS 2010/2011, Undergraduate seminar, Computational geometry (for Dr. Ingrid Hotz), Freie Universität Berlin
  • WS 2010/2011, Graduate seminar, Visualization topics (for Dr. Ingrid Hotz), Freie Universität Berlin
  • WS 2012/13, Lecture, Visualization in natural and technical sciences, Universtity of Leipzig
  • 2012-now, held several lectures in computer graphics and visualization as substitute of Prof. Dr. Gerik Scheuermann and Jun. Prof. Dr. Mario Hlawitschka.

Publications

2016

Jens Kasten, Jan Reininghaus, Ingrid Hotz, Hans-Christian Hege, Bernd R. Noack, Guillaume Daviller, Marek Morzynski
Acceleration Feature Points of Unsteady Shear Flows
Journal Archives of Mechanics, 2016.

2015

Roxana Bujack, Jens Kasten, Ingrid Hotz, Gerik Scheuermann, Eckhardt Hitzer
Moment invariants for 3D flow fields via normalization
Visualization Symposium (PacificVis), 2015 IEEE Pacific, 9-16

Stefan Koch, Jens Kasten, Alexander Wiebel, Gerik Scheuermann, Mario Hlawitschka
2D Vector field approximation using linear neighborhoods
The Visual Computer, 1-16

Roxana Bujack, Jens Kasten, Vijay Natarajan, Gerik Scheuermann, Kenneth I. Joy
Clustering Moment Invariants to Identify Similarity within 2D Flow Fields
The Eurographics Association

2014

Jens Kasten, Jan Reininghaus, Wieland Reich, Gerik Scheuermann
Towards the Extraction of Saddle Periodic Orbits
Topological Methods in Data Analysis and Visualization III, pp. 55-69, Springer International Publishing, 2014.

Wieland Reich, Jens Kasten,  Gerik Scheuermann
Detecting Topologically Relevant Structures in Flows by Surface Integrals
Journal of the WSCG 2014, in press, 2014.

Jens Kasten, Jan Reininghaus, Ingrid Hotz, Hans-Christian Hege, Bernd R. Noack, Guillaume Daviller, Marek Morzynski
Acceleration feature points of unsteady shear flows
arXiv e-Prints, arXiv: 1401.2462, 2014.

2013

Sebastian Volke, Martin Middendorf, Mario Hlawitschka, Jens Kasten, Dirk Zeckzer, Gerik Scheuermann
dPSO-Vis: Topology-based Visualization of Discrete Particle Swarm Optimization
Computer Graphics Forum, 32 (3), pp. 351-360, 2013

Cornelia Auer, Jens Kasten, Andrea Kratz, Eugene Zhang, Ingrid Hotz
Automatic, Tensor-Guided Illustrative Vector Field Visualization
Proc. IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium 2013, Sydney, Australia, pp. 265–275,  2013

Stefan Koch, Alexander Wiebel, Jens Kasten, Mario Hlawitschka
Visualizing Linear Neighborhoods in Non-Linear Vector Fields
Proc. IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium 2013, Sydney, Australia, pp. 249–256,  2013

2012

Jens Kasten, Andre Zoufahl, Hans-Christian Hege, Ingrid Hotz
Analysis of Vortex Merge Graphs
Proc. Vision, Modeling and Visualization 2012, Magdeburg, Germany, pp. 111-118

Jens Kasten
Lagrangian Feature Extraction in Two-dimensional Unsteady Flows
PhD Thesis, FU Berlin, 2012

Jens Kasten, Ingrid Hotz, Bernd R. Noack, Hans-Christian Hege
Best Short Paper Award
Vortex Merge Graphs in Two-dimensional Unsteady Flow Fields
Proc. Joint EG/IEEE Symposium on Visualization 2012 (EuroVis 2012)

Jan Reininghaus, Jens Kasten, Tino Weinkauf, Ingrid Hotz
Efficient Computation of Combinatorial Feature Flow Fields
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 18(9), pp. 1563-1573, 2012

2011

Jens Kasten, Jan Reininghaus, Ingrid Hotz, Hans-Christian Hege
Two-dimensional Time-dependent Vortex Regions based on the Acceleration Magnitude
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 17:2080-2087, 2011

Jan Reininghaus, Natallia Kotava, David Günther, Jens Kasten, Hans Hagen, Ingrid Hotz
A Scale Space Based Persistence Measure for Critical Points in 2D Scalar Fields
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 17:2045-2052, 2011

Hans-Christian Hege, Jens Kasten, Ingrid Hotz
Distillation and Visualization of Spatiotemporal Structures in Turbulent Flow Fields
Proc. of European Turbulence Conference (ETC13), 12-15 September 2011, Warsaw, Poland, 2011

Jens Kasten, Ingrid Hotz, Hans-Christian Hege
On the Elusive Concept of Lagrangian Coherent Structures
Topological Methods in Data Analysis and Visualization II, pages 207-220, Springer,Berlin, 2011

Jens Kasten, Ingrid Hotz, Bernd R. Noack, Hans-Christian Hege
On the Extraction of Long-living Features in Unsteady Fluid Flows
Topological Methods in Data Analysis and Visualization, Theory, Algorithms, and Applications, pp. 115 – 126, Springer, Berlin, 2010

2010


Jens Kasten, Christoph Petz, Ingrid Hotz, Gilead Tadmor, Bernd R. Noack, Hans-Christian Hege
Gallery Of Fluid Motion Award
Lagrangian Feature Extraction of the Cylinder Wake
Physics of Fluids 2010, Vol. 22 No. 9, pp. 091108 – 1

Jens Kasten, Tino Weinkauf, Christoph Petz, Ingrid Hotz, Bernd R. Noack, Hans-Christian Hege
Extraction of Coherent Structures from Natural and Actuated Flows
Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design, Vo. 108, pp. 373-387, 2010

Arnaud Lacarelle, Jonas P. Moeck, Christian O. Paschereit, Gregor Gelbert, Rudibert King, Dirk M. Luchtenburg, Bernd R. Noack, Jens Kasten, Hans-Christian Hege
Modeling a Fuel/Air Mixing to Control the Pressure Pulsations and NOx Emissions in a Lean Premixed Combustor
Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design, Vo. 108, pp. 307-321, 2010

Jens Kasten, Jan Reininghaus, Kilian Oberleithner, Ingrid Hotz, Bernd R. Noack, Hans-Christian Hege
Flow over a Cavity – Evolution of the Vortex Skeleton
Visualization at the 28th Annual Gallery of Fluid Motion, held at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics

2009

Jens Kasten, Christoph Petz, Ingrid Hotz, Bernd R. Noack, Hans-Christian Hege
Localized Finite-time Lyapunov Exponent for Unsteady Flow Analysis
Vision Modeling and Visualization, Vol 1, pp. 265-274, 2009

Christoph Petz, Jens Kasten, Steffen Prohaska, Hans-Christian Hege
Hierarchical Vortex Regions in Swirling Flow
Proc. Eurograhics/IEEE Symposium on Visualization, Vol. 28(39), pp. 863-870, 2009

2008

Jens Kasten
Integration globaler Illuminationsverfahren in ein interaktives “Volume Rendering Framework”
Uni Münster (Diplomarbeit)

Timo Ropinski, Jens Kasten, and Klaus H. Hinrichs
Efficient Shadows for GPU-based Raycasting
WSCG 2008

Technical Reports

Jan Reininghaus, Jens Kasten, Tino Weinkauf, Ingrid Hotz
Combinatorial Feature Flow Fields: Tracking Critical Points in Discrete Scalar Fields
ZIB-Report 11-02