Conny Walchshofer

Conny Walchshofer

PhD Candidate

Linz, Austria


Interactive Visualizations

Human-Centered Computing

Cognitive Sciences

Provenance Visualizations






I am a PhD student at the Institut of Computer Graphics at Johannes Kepler University Linz, where I work as a research associate under the advisement of Marc Streit. My current research is at the intersection of interactive visualization and visual analytics. I finished my Master's Degree at the University of Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg in Human-Centered Computing. Since 2018, I have been teaching "Reporting Design" at the Institute of Accounting, Controlling, and Financial Management at the University of Upper Austria, Campus Steyr. Furthermore, I hold workshops in the field of state-of-the-art reporting at the Controller Institut GmbH. Prior to studying computer science, I was a music performer for 11 years. I started singing, dancing, and acting at 10 and still practice playing the piano as a creative outlet.

Work Experience

Trainer | Controller Institute GmbH
Nov 2019 - Current

The main opjective of this course is to convey the basics of a perception-optimized reporting system. What is the state-of-the art of reporting tools? How do I best customize reports to my audience? Contents and messages are transformed into meaningful reports.

PhD Student and Research Associate | Johannes Kepler University
Jul 2019 - Current

In my PhD, I work on provenance data from interaction logs using dimensionality-reduction techniques onboarding of visualization types and dashboards consisting of multiple visualizations as well as the perceived cognitive demand while interacting with visualizations.

Link to the visual data science group is here.
External Lecturer | University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Sep 2018 - Current

Lecture title: Managementreporting, Business Intelligence, and Analytics | IT-supported financial analysis
Working on the designs of dashboards with Microsoft Excel, business intelligence tools as well as interactive visualizations itself.

Research Associate | University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Jan 2017 - Jun 2019

Working in an outrageous team for the FFG project "User-Centered Interactive Visualization of Big Data” (Nr. 856316), which focusses on visualization of “big data” for performance of complex cognitive tasks in daily business activities, provides me numerous insights in human-computer-interaction, cognition, cross-device-collaboration as well as information visualization and acquisition of business partners.

Link to the HIVE research group (project USIVIS) is here.
Junior Consultant | Accenture GmbH
Jun 2016 - Dec 2016

Being responsible for the financial reporting, for planning resources on the project and for organizing meetings, enriches me in project management skills in the health and public sector.

Research Associate | HBC UAS Biberach
Jan 2016 - Apr 2016

I was responsible for the construction of an aerosol measurement setup with regard to testing particle flows in a rapid prototyped human nose model.

Musical Performer | Landestheater Linz, Stadttheater Wels, Stadttheater Bad Hall
Mai 2011 - Nov 2015

Singing, dancing and acting in combination while representing the tale of woe from Jesus, empowers tremendously.

Voluntary Work | Kepler Universitäts Klinikum
Mai 2011 - Nov 2015

First time getting in touch with radiological, imaging techniques and their application areas like CT, MRI and nuclear medicine. Furthermore, I had the opportunity in supporting in service and maintenance work.


PhD Program | Johannes Kepler University
Sep 2019 - Current

Expanding my knowledge in interactive visualizations, by putting focus on the capture of a users' intent in provenance graphs, uncertainties, and introduction of new visualization types.

Summer School | Metropolia UAS Helsinki - Espoo - Vantaa
Aug 2018

ICT Summer School - Image Processing with MATLAB, Machine Learning, and IoT with Raspberry Pi and AWS IoT

Master Human-Centered Computing | University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
2016 - 2018

Master of Science (M.Sc.) - 1.58

Bachelor Biomedical Engineering | University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien
2016 - 2018

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - 1.56