University of Konstanz
Algorithmics Group

Dr. Mereke van Garderen




University of Stuttgart
Visualisation Research Centre (VISUS)
Allmandring 19
70569 Stuttgart
University of Konstanz
Department of Computer and Information Science
Box 67
78464 Konstanz
office 00.007
phone +49 (711) 685-88615
office PZ1013
phone +49 (7531) 88-4568


since 2018 Visiting researcher at the Visualization Research Centre (VISUS), University of Stuttgart, Germany
since 2018 Postdoctoral researcher in the Algorithmics group at the University of Konstanz, Germany
2013 - 2018 PhD in Algorithmics at the University of Konstanz, Germany (advisor: Ulrik Brandes)
2011 - 2013 Master in Computer Science and Engineering (specialization Algorithms) at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands (advisor: Bettina Speckmann)
2008 - 2011 Bachelor in Liberal Arts and Sciences (major in Computer Science and Mathematics) at the Roosevelt Academy (Honours college of Utrecht University), The Netherlands



M. van Garderen: Pictures of the Past - Visualization and visual analysis in archaeological context, 2018.
pdf: available from KOPS (institutional repository of the University of Konstanz)

Journal articles

T. Brughmans, M. van Garderen, and M. Gillings:
Introducing visual neighbourhood configurations for total viewsheds.
Journal of Archaeological Science, 96: 14-25, 2018.
doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2016.05.013

M. van Garderen, B. Pampel, A. Nocaj, and U. Brandes:
Minimum-displacement overlap removal for geo-referenced data visualization.
Computer Graphics Forum, 36(3): 423-433, 2017.
doi: 10.1111/cgf.13199

D. Weidele, M. van Garderen, M. Golitko, G. M. Feinman, and U. Brandes:
On graphical representations of similarity in geo-temporal frequency data.
Journal of Archaeological Science, 72: 105-116, 2016.
doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2016.05.013

M. van Garderen, G. Liotta, and H. Meijer:
Universal point sets for 2-coloured trees.
Information Processing Letters, 112(8): 346-350, 2012.
doi: 10.1016/j.ipl.2012.01.009

Conference proceedings

W. Evans, M. van Garderen, M. L÷ffler, and V. Polishchuk:
Recognizing a DOG is hard, but not when it is thin and unit.
Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Fun with Algorithms (FUN 2016): 16:1-16:12, 2016.
doi: 10.4230/LIPIcs.FUN.2016.16

M. van Garderen and J.J. van Wijk:
Seifert Surfaces with Minimal Genus.
Proceedings of Bridges 2013: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture: 453-456, 2013.
pdf: available from Bridges archive

M. van Garderen, G. Liotta, and H. Meijer:
Universal Pointsets for 2-Coloured Trees.
Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD 10): 365-370, 2011.
doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-18469-7_33

Posters and extended abstracts

T. Castermans, M. van Garderen, W. Meulemans, M. N÷llenburg, and X. Yuan:
Short Plane Support Trees for Hypergraphs.
Proceedings of the 34th European Workshop on Computational Geometry (EuroCG'18): 35:1-35:6, 2018.

M. van Garderen, B. Pampel, and U. Brandes:
A Labeling Problem for Symbol Maps of Archaeological Sites.
Proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Graph Drawing and Network Visualization (GD 16): 605-607, 2016.

D. Eppstein, M. van Garderen, B. Speckmann, and T. Ueckerdt:
Convexarc drawings of pseudolines.
Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD 13): 522-523, 2013.