I am a computer scientist specializing in information visualization and human computer interaction. I conduct research on designing and studying new interactions for visualizations and on understanding how people may make use of and interact with visualizations in their everyday lives. I am particularly interested in designing visualization tools for authoring personal visualizations and for exploring and communicating open data; in sports visualization; and in visualization beyond the desktop.
Before joining City, I was a Post-doc in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary, InnoVis, with Sheelagh Carpendale. I obtained my PhD on Direct Manipulation for Information Visualization, at Université Paris Sud-XI in 2014, under the supervision of Jean-Daniel Fekete in the INRIA team AVIZ and Frédéric Vernier in the LIMSI-CNRS team AMI.
I will be on the Infovis PC for VIS 2018 in Berlin for the third consecutive year. I will also be on the 2018 Information+ Conference PC this year - this is just the second edition of the conference, and it will be held right before VIS in Postdam, which is only 25 minutes away from Berlin according to Google maps.
I gave a talk for the Data Bites seminar series organized at City, University of London, entitled: Changing the Relationship People Have with Data: Towards Authoring Tools for Creating and Sharing Personal Data Visualizations
Our paper Exploration Strategies for Discovery of Interactivity in Visualizations, co-authored with Tanja Blascheck, Lindsay Macdonald Vermeulen, Jo Vermeulen, Wesley Willett, Thomas Ertl and Sheelagh Carpendale, has been accepted to TVCG.
I co-organized a workshop on Constructive Visualization, Bertin's physical matrices and Bertifier for the rétrospective Jacques Bertin organized by EHESS in Paris, with Jean-Daniel Fekete and the help of Samuel Huron.
A deconstruction of Brushing and Linking into source, link and target - from which we design and build MyBrush, which supports personal agency over Brushing and Linking.
An exploration of Active Reading of Visualizations that provides evidence that people do more than simply looking when presented visualizations.
Design space exploration that extends familiar visualizations through including HEDA - Heterogeneous Embedded Data Attributes.
Bertifier is a Web app for rapidly creating tabular visualizations from spreadsheets that directly draws from Jacques Bertin's matrix analysis method.