Patric Ljung received his M.S. degree in Information Technology from Linköping University in 2000 and the PhD degree (2006) in Scientific Visualization from the Department of Science and Technology (ITN) at Linköping University.

Prior to his M.S. studies, 1989-1995, he worked with software engineering for technical and high availability systems in the industry. After his PhD, 2007-2013, he worked as research scientist and project manager at Siemens Corporation, Corporate Research, in Princeton, N.J., U.S.A., where his work included medical visualization tools and rigorous quality management. He had the role as technical lead for several R&D projects. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed academic papers and contributed with seven patents. A complete list of publications and patents can be found at Google Scholar.

Dr. Ljung joined the Media and Information Technology (MIT) division in October 2013 and holds a faculty position as senior lecturer and is the head of the immersive visualization group. He is also the director of C-research, a center that coordinates research in visualization and the use of visualization in research with Norrköping Visualization Center C, of which C-research is a member and there represents Linköping University.

Research Interests

His main research interest is large-scale visualization technologies, software design, and software architectures for visualization and visual analytics. He has worked extensively with direct volume rendering and transfer function design.

His current research projects involve system architectures for visualization and management of heterogeneous data, provenance and persistence of (scientific) data, and unification of transfer functions for direct volume rendering.

Patric Ljung i Domen på Visualiseringscenter i Norrköping. Photo credit: Thor Balkhed



Kalle Bladin, Emil Axelsson, Erik Broberg, Carter Emmart, Patric Ljung, Alexander Bock, Anders Ynnerman

Globe Browsing: Contextualized Spatio-Temporal Planetary Surface Visualization

In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

Article in journal


Martin Falk, Ingrid Hotz, Patric Ljung, Darren Treanor, Anders Ynnerman, Claes Lundström

Transfer Function Design Toolbox for Full-Color Volume Datasets


Conference paper


Patric Ljung, Jens Krueger, Eduard Groeller, Markus Hadwiger, Charles D. Hansen, Anders Ynnerman

State of the Art in Transfer Functions for Direct Volume Rendering

In Computer graphics forum (Print)

Article in journal

Anders Ynnerman, Thomas Rydell, Daniel Antoine, David Hughes, Anders Persson, Patric Ljung

Interactive Visualization of 3D Scanned Mummies at Public Venues

In Communications of the ACM

Article in journal


Anders Ynnerman, Thomas Rydell, Anders Persson, Aron Ernvik, Camilla Forsell, Patric Ljung, Claes Lundström

Multi-Touch Table System for Medical Visualization

In Eurographics 2015

Conference paper


Seshadri Srinivasan, Patric Ljung, Bruce A McDermott, Merv Mencias Smith-Casem

Adaptive volume rendering for ultrasound color flow diagnostic imaging


Bruce A McDermott, Mervin Mencias Smith-Casem, Patric Ljung, Stefan Wiesner

Animation for conveying spatial relationships in three-dimensional medical imaging



Claes Lundström, Anders Persson, Steffen Ross, Patric Ljung, Stefan Lindholm, Frida Gyllensvärd, Anders Ynnerman

State-of-the-art of visualization in post-mortem imaging

In Apmis

Article in journal

Joel Kronander, Daniel Jönsson, Joakim Low, Patric Ljung, Anders Ynnerman, Jonas Unger

Efficient visibility encoding for dynamic illumination in direct volume rendering

In Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on

Article in journal

Aron Ernvik, Staffan Bergström, Claes Lundström, Patric Ljung, Anders Ynnerman

Image data set compression based on viewing parameters for storing medical image data from multidimensional data sets, related systems, methods and computer products



Mervin Smith-Casem, Patric Ljung, Guillaume Stordeur, Jian-Hua Mo, Bruce Mcdermott

Three-Dimensional Reconstruction for Irregular Ultrasound Sampling Grids


Claes Lundström, Anders Ynnerman, Patric Ljung

Method for reducing the amount of data to be processed in a visualization pipeline


Patric Ljung, Anders Ynnerman

Computer processing of multi-dimensional data



Scott Doyle, James Monaco, Anant Madabhushi, Stefan Lindholm, Patric Ljung, Lance Ladic, John Tomaszewski, Michael Feldman

Evaluation of effects of JPEG2000 compression on a computer-aided detection system for prostate cancer on digitized histopathology

In Biomedical Imaging

Conference paper

Christoph Russ, Christoph Kubisch, Feng Qiu, Wei Hong, Patric Ljung

Real-time Surface Analysis and Tagged Material Cleansing for Virtual Colonoscopy.

In Volume Graphics

Conference paper

Stefan Lindholm, Patric Ljung, Claes Lundström, Anders Persson, Anders Ynnerman

Spatial Conditioning of Transfer Functions Using Local Material Distributions


Article in journal

Tan Khoa Nguyen, Henrik Ohlsson, Anders Eklund, Frida Hernell, Patric Ljung, Camilla Forsell, Mats Andersson, Hans Knutsson, Anders Ynnerman

Concurrent Volume Visualization of Real-Time fMRI

In Proceedings of the 8th IEEE/EG International Symposium on Volume Graphics

Conference paper

Claes Lundström, Patric Ljung, Anders Ynnerman

Systems for visualizing images using explicit quality prioritization of a feature (s) in multidimensional image data sets, related methods and computer products


Isabella Scandurra, Camilla Forsell, Anders Ynnerman, Patric Ljung, Claes Lundström, Anders Persson

Advancing the state-of-the-art for Virtual Autopsies--initial forensic workflow study

In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics

Article in journal

Frida Hernell, Patric Ljung, Anders Ynnerman

Local ambient occlusion in direct volume rendering

In Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on

Article in journal

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