University of Heidelberg

Heike Leitte (née Jänicke)

Heike Leitte (née Jänicke)

Juniorprofessor Computer Graphics and Visualization - CoVis
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)
Heidelberg University
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
D-69120 Heidelberg

Tel.: +49-(0)6221-548811
Room: INF 368, room 528

Research Interests

  • Methods
    • Analysis of time-dependent and multivariate data
    • Information theory in visualization
    • Complexity measures
    • Topology
  • Applications
    • Time-dependent and multivariate data
    • Flow simulations
    • Climate research
    • Biology


    See CoVis/Publications.


    See CoVis/Teaching.


    Heike Leitte is a member of the extended board of directors of the IWR and a member of the scientific committee of the Heidelberg Graduate School HGS MathComp. She is a member of the executive board of the "Fachgruppe Visual Computing in Biologie und Medizin" (Section Visual Computing in Biology and Medicine) of the "Gesellschaft für Informatik" (German Computer Science Society).

    11/2011Birth of first child.
    08/2011Marriage and new married name (Jänicke -> Leitte).
    seit 03/2010Juniorprofessor (assistant professor) for "Computer Graphics and Visualization" at IWR, Heidelberg University, Germany.
    06/2009 - 02/2010PostDoc in the "Visual and Interactive Computing" group, Swansea University, UK.
    06/2009PhD at Leipzig University, Germany.
    Thesis title "Information Theoretic Methods for the Visual Analysis of Climate and Flow Data".
    10/2007Research visit at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh/USA) supported by the DFG (German Research Foundation).
    10/2006 - 05/2009Research assistant and PhD in the "Image and Signal Processing" group at Leipzig University.
    09/2006Diplom (M.Sc.) in Computer Science (special focus on medical computer science) from Leipzig University.
    Thesis title "Shape Analysis of the Human Hippocampus: An Application to Alzheimer's Disease".
    03/2005 - 09/2005Research visit at the Institut (Stockholm, Sweden) for the preparation of the Diploma thesis supported by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).
    10/2005 - 02/2005Computer science studies at Martin Luther University (Halle/Saale)
    09/2003Vordiplom (B.Sc.) in computer science from Leipzig University
    10/2001 - 09/2006Academic studies of computer science (special focus on medical computer science) at Leipzig University.
    04/2001Abitur at Gymnasium Pegnitz
    11/03/1982Born in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
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