Beata Stahre Wästberg

Associate professor, senior researcher, Interaction Design division, Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Research Group: DiVisual - Dialogue and visualization for urban transformation. Deputy director, Visualization Research Gothenburg.

Beata Stahre Wästberg is an architect and senior researcher within the interdisciplinary field of visualization in urban planning processes, and is interested in the use of visualization as a tool for design, communication and dialogue in these contexts. At the beginning of her research career, Beata investigated problems of creating visual realism in virtual environments, with a particular focus on colour and light simulation. Her research has developed in recent years to focus on the challenges of visualizing abstract parameters in the urban environment (such as air quality and sound) in 3D citymodels, with the aim of facilitating understanding and communication in urban planning processes regarding the impact of these factors on the environment. Beata conducts interdisciplinary research and collaborates in her projects with researchers from other fields within the academy; actors from the City and companies from the private sector. Beata has a master in architecture from Chalmers and Kent Institute of Art & Design, and is a trained art historian. She received her PhD in February 2009, and has since worked at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers.

Published: Thu 06 Dec 2012. Modified: Mon 14 Jan 2019