LiU conducts world-leading research within the field that encompasses both advanced image processing and the conversion of enormous amounts of data into understandable images, maps and diagrams. The results are also used for augmented reality and immersive environments.

Ever-increasing amounts of information and torrents of data are placing ever-greater demands on us with respect to sorting and analysing, in order to take wise and well-informed decisions.

Research at LiU has produced advanced algorithms and methods to convert terabytes of data to the megabytes that humans can cope with and understand. Just as important are the processes by which instructions are sent back to the systems as useful signals. People and automatic systems must be able to collaborate in a robust and trustworthy manner, even in emergencies.

Huge quantities of information can be visualised in diagrams and graphs. Virtual objects can be placed into images of real surroundings, in a technique known as “augmented reality”. Immersive environments, such as the Dome in Visualization Center C, open new possibilities, but place additional demands on both calculation methods and design. Pioneering research in these areas is carried out at LiU.

The future may bring an intelligent holographic avatar that answers questions and provides support and advice. There’s already one in the LiU laboratory.

LiU’s research has resulted in commercial products such as the visualisation table, which is sold all over the world, and in highly praised arenas open to the public, such as Visualization Center C in Norrköping.

The part of Visualization Center C open to the public is operated by Norrköping municipality, while research at Visualization Center C is carried out by a consortium that includes the Division for Media and Information Technology at Linköping University and RISE Interactive C-Studio. 

Turning huge amounts if data into information (short video, eng)




Researchers around a computer.


Analytic Imaging Diagnostics Arena (AIDA) is a national arena for research and innovation on analytic image-based diagnostics.

Image collage for applied vizualisation

Applied Visualization

We conduct internal and external production development with the goal of combining research data and visualization technology for improved science communication and use beyond research, with a focus on the public, schools and business.

Two scientists are sitting infront of an MRI

Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV)

CMIV conducts focused front-line research providing solutions to tomorrow’s clinical issues. The CMIV mission is to develop future methods and tools for image analysis and visualization for applications within health care and medical research.


Hand infront of screen with digital autopsy.

28 juni 2023

Digital autopsies with 3D visualisation technology

It is already possible to perform part of the autopsy with the assistance of mixed reality, and fully digital autopsies might be achieved in the future. In the long term, this technology could render autopsies more efficient and legally certain.

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06 augusti 2021

Visualisation Center C awarded at international film festival

Visualisation Center C at Campus Norrköping won the prize for best 3D film at the international film festival Fulldome Festival in Brno, Czech Republic, on July 30, 2021.

Igor Abrikosov

03 juni 2021

New ultrathin material created under extreme pressure

An international research team with members from Linköping University has discovered a new material with a thickness of a single layer of atoms. The properties of the material, beryllonitrene, are similar to those of graphene.