Fabian Beck is assistant professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Before, he was postdoctoral researcher at the University of Stuttgart Visualization Research Center (VISUS). He received the Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) degree in computer science from the University of Trier, Germany in 2013. His research focuses on methods for visualizing and comparing large and dynamic graphs and hierarchies, often in the context of software systems. Particular scenarios involve studying the architecture, evolution, and performance of software. He also investigates visual analytics systems and the integration of visualizations into text.