Graph Drawing: Algorithms for the Visualization of GraphsThis course covers the most important algorithms to draw graphs. Methods from the course Algorithmische Graphentheorie (Algorithmic Graph Theory) such as divide and conquer, flow networks and integer programming will be used. We will become familiar with measures of quality of a graph drawing as well as algorithms that optimize these measures.
Our goal is to get an overview of graph visualization and familiarize with common tools in order to consolidate our knowledge about the modelling and solving of problems with the help of graphs and graph algorithms.
We expect at least two foreign students for this course; therefore the lecture and the tutorial will be in English. Of course, questions can always be asked in German, too.
Lectures: Thursdays, 10:15–11:45 at Seminarraum III (room A005), Building M2 (first lecture: Thu, April 28)
Tutorials: Mondays, 16:15–17:45 at Seminarraum III (first tutorial: Mon, May 2)
Lecturers: Alexander Wolff (lectures) and Tim Hegemann, Diana Sieper (tutorials)
Assessment: Oral examination (one candidate each, approx. 20 minutes) on Fri, August 5.
If you achieve at least 50% of points on the exercise sheets, you receive a 0.3 grade bonus on the final grade (provided you pass the oral exam).
Extend: 5 ECTS, 2+2 SWS
Prerequisites: Highly recommended: Algorithmische Graphentheorie (Algorithmic Graph Theory)
Target Audience: Master Computer Science, Master Mathematics, Master Computational Mathematics, etc.
Please check Jonathan Klawitter's lecture videos from last year. They are here.
RegistrationPlease enroll into this WueCampus course room: click on the blue gears symbol at the top left of the screen and then select "enrol me in this course" / "Mich in diesen Kurs einschreiben".For the assessment, you need to register at WueStudy; the registration is open from April 16 until July 15.
- Peter Eades, Giuseppe Di Battista, Roberto Tamassia, Ionnis Tollis: "Graph Drawing: Algorithms for the Visualization of Graphs", Pearson 1999. (Available in the University Library)
- Roberto Tamassia (editor): "Handbook of Graph Drawing and Visualization", Taylor & Francis 2014. (Available in the University Library)
We will provide the slides and further literature for each lecture. Additionally, there are videos from last year as well as from 2020 (here).
Article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (in German) File
Stafanie Schramm, Bulletin 4/2009 File
There will be a new exercise sheet every week after the lecture (probably not for the last lecture). The deadline for each is the next lecture. Your submission will be graded and if you achieve at least 50% of points, you receive a 0.3 grade bonus on the final grade (provided you pass the exam).
We ask you to build groups of two and submit one solution per group. Please state the names of both group members on your submission. Digital submissions would be appreciated. You may use the provided LaTeX Template. We accept submissions in German and English.