Talha Bin Masood

Principal Research Engineer

Kopparhammaren 2, Entrance 10B, Room 2049, Campus Norrköping


I received Ph.D. in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore under the supervision of Prof. Vijay Natarajan in 2018. The title of my Ph.D. thesis was “Geometric and Topological Methods for Biomolecular Visualization”. Before that, I completed Masters in Computer Science and Engineering from the same institute, with my thesis project focussing on extraction of symmetric structures in scalar fields. Since Nov. 2018, I have been part of the SciVis group at Norrköping as a post-doctoral fellow.

Goal and Research interests

My goal is to pursue interdisciplinary research using my skills as a computer scientist to solve problems from different scientific domains. I want to contribute in a tangible way towards devising solutions to major challenges faced by humanity today and in the future. My primary research interest is in the area of data analysis and visualization. Specifically, I am interested in using techniques from the field of scientific visualization, computational topology and computational geometry to solve data analysis problems in varied application domains like climate science, medical science, structural biology and material science. I am also interested in designing and implementing parallel algorithms to handle large datasets more efficiently.


Continuous histograms for anisotropy of 2D symmetric piece-wise linear tensor fields Talha Bin Masood, Ingrid Hotz In Anisotropy Across Fields and Scales. Evren Özarslan, Andrea Fuster, Thomas Schultz, Eugene Zhang (Eds.) Springer-Verlag, Mathematics and Visualization Series. pages 39-70, 2021 Cover Image
Edit distance between merge trees Raghavendra Sridharamurthy, Talha Bin Masood, Adhitya Kamakshidasan, Vijay Natarajan IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 26(3), pages 1518-1531, 2020
Parallel computation of alpha complexes for biomolecules Talha Bin Masood, Tathagata Ray, Vijay Natarajan Computational Geometry, 90, pages 101651, 2020
Parallel computation of alpha complexes for biomolecules Talha Bin Masood, Tathagata Ray, Vijay Natarajan 36th International Symposium on Computational Geometry, SoCG 2020, LIPIcs, 164, pages 17:1-17:16, 2020
Visual analysis of charge flow networks for complex morphologies Sathish Kottravel, Martin Falk, Talha Bin Masood, Mathieu Linares, Ingrid Hotz EuroVis 2019, Computer Graphics Form, 38(3), pages 479-489, 2019
Approximation algorithms for Max Morse matching Abhishek Rathod, Talha Bin Masood, Vijay Natarajan Computational Geometry, 61, pages 1-23, 2017
Extraction of robust voids and pockets in proteins Raghavendra Sridharamurthy, Talha Bin Masood, Harish Doraiswamy, Siddharth Patel, Raghavan Varadarajan, Vijay Natarajan In Visualization in Medicine and Life Sciences III. Lars Linsen, Hans-Christian Hege, and Bernd Hamann (Eds.) Springer-Verlag, Mathematics and Visualization Series, pages 329–349, 2016 Cover Image
An integrated geometric and topological approach to connecting cavities in biomolecules Talha Bin Masood, Vijay Natarajan PacificVis 2016: Proc. IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, pages 104-111, 2016
ChExVis: a tool for molecular channel extraction and visualization Talha Bin Masood, Sankaran Sandhya, Nagasuma Chandra, Vijay Natarajan BMC Bioinformatics, 16:119, 2015
Facet-JFA: Faster computation of discrete Voronoi diagrams Talha Bin Masood, Hari Krishna Malladi, Vijay Natarajan ICVGIP 2014: Proc. Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing, 2014
Scalar field visualization via extraction of symmetric structures Talha Bin Masood, Dilip Matthew Thomas, Vijay Natarajan Computer Graphics International (CGI'2013), The Visual Computer 29 (6), 761-771, 2013