Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Lena Gieseke

Dr. rer. nat. Lena Gieseke

Professor of Visual Media Technologies / Technical Direction

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Lena Gieseke is a professor of Visual Media Technologies / Technical Direction in the 2016 established M.A. Creative Technologies program and as its dean responsible for developing the curriculum.

She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Stuttgart as a member of the Visual Computing group in the Department of Computer Science with the dissertation Control mechanisms for the procedural generation of visual pattern designs. Her research in the field of computer graphics is published in peer-reviewed journals. From 2012-2015 she held a scholarship of the Digital Media doctoral program. In 2015, Lena Gieseke spent four months as a visiting researcher at Adobe Research in San Jose, USA. Her collaboration with Adobe led to the US Patent Interactive generation of procedural ornaments.

Before returning to academia in 2012, Lena Gieseke worked for several years as software developer and 3D artist in the visual effects and 3D computer animation industry. Her animation A 3D Exploration of Picasso’s Guernica has been screened internationally, for example at the animation festival of the Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria.  


Computer Graphics, Computational Filmmaking, Green Production, Software Development, Creativity, Media Design


  • Computer Graphics, Procedural Generation, Materials & Shading
  • Software Development, GPU Programming
  • Sustainable Film Production
  • 3D Computer Animation, Technical Direction and Pipeline Development
  • Machine Learning
  • Creative-artistic Control Mechanisms, Interaction Mechanisms, Human-Computer-Interaction





  • Transferbonus, Land Berlin, Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB), 2022: Verfahrensinnovation zur Visualisierung von Sound mit Custom Corporate Identity Visuals. In Partnerschaft mit der Firma Kling Klang Klong.
  • Transferbonus, Land Berlin, Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB), 2021: Verfahrensinnovation zur Integration von 3D Texture-Painting Methoden in Animationsprozesse für Gesichter in 2D. In Partnerschaft mit der Firma
  • Stiftung Niedersachsen / Volkswagen Stiftung, 2021, Planning Grant: Collaborative Spaces for Space Building: An Interactive, AI-based Design Exploration. Project Manager / Lead Researcher.
  • DFG Equipment Grant, 2018-2020: XR & Interaction Research Lab. Project Manager / Lead Researcher.



  • Boudodimos, Arun Leander and Gieseke, Lena: Towards Production-Ready Machine Learning For Animation Cleanups. Proceedings of the The 19th ACM SIGGRAPH European Conference on Visual Media Production (2022).
  • Gieseke, Lena and Asente, Paul and Mech, Radomir and Benes, Bedrich and Fuchs, Martin:  A Survey of Control Mechanisms for Creative Pattern Generation. Eurographics STAR, Computer Graphics Forum (2021).
  • Püst, Stefan; Brennecke, Angela and Gieseke, Lena: Interaction Taxonomy for Sequencer-Based Music Performances. Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (2021).
  • Gieseke, Lena; Asente, Paul; Lu, Jingwan. Interactive generation of procedural ornaments. Patent US20180101972A1 (2019).
  • Gieseke, Lena: Control mechanisms for the procedural generation of visual pattern designs. Dissertation. Fakultät Informatik, Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Universität Stuttgart (2018).
  • Gieseke, Lena; Asente, Paul; Lu, Jingwan; Fuchs, Martin: Organized Order in Ornamentation. Proceedings of the Symposium on Computational Aesthetics (2017). 
  • Gieseke, Lena; Klingel, Sven; Fuchs, Martin: Shake it up – Image Decomposition and Rearrangements of Its Constituents. Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Aesthetics (2015).
  • Gieseke, Lena; Koch, Sebastian; Hahn, Jens-Uwe; Fuchs, Martin: Interactive Parameter Retrieval For Two-Tone Procedural Textures. Computer Graphics Forum 33 (4) , S. 71–79 (2014).
  • Gieseke, Lena; Koch, Sebastian; Hahn, Jens-Uwe; Fuchs, Martin: Applying state-of-the-art parameter retrieval for procedural textures. Proceedings of the 11th European Conference for Visual Media Production (2014).
  • Gieseke, Lena; Koch, Sebastian; Hahn, Jens-Uwe; Fuchs, Martin: Towards visually assisted navigation of large parameter spaces. Proceedings of the Workshop Big Data Visual Computing – Quantitative Perspectives for Visual Computing (2014).
  • Fuchs, Martin; Koch, Sebastian; Gieseke, Lena; Mozer, Florian; Eberhardt, Bernhard: Towards a Practical Gamut of Appearance Acquisition. Eurographics Workshop on Material Appearance Modeling: Issues and Acquisition 2013 , S. 21-23 (2013).


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  • Hinnekint, Koenraad; Gieseke, Lena; Lehikoinen, Kai; Tuittila, Satu.Expanding Learning Spaces For The Extended Art Student.  Workshop, ELIA Academy (2021).



Screenings of Lena Gieseke's Animation A 3D Exploration of Picasso’s Guernica (2007):

  • Unabhängiges FilmFest, short film selection, Osnabrück, Germany, 10/2008
  • Ars Electronica, "Best of" selection, Linz, Austria, 09/2008
  • Seoul Design Fair, Hall of Imagination, Seoul, South Korea, 09/2010–10/2010



  • Scholarship "Promotionskolleg Digital Media" 04/2012-03-2015, Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart, University of Stuttgart
  • Special recognition award for "Outstanding Contribution to the History Channel Documentaries", University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA, 04/2007
  • DAAD scholarship 08/2004-08/2005