Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
Office 552, Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) building
University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 250 472 5783

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Victoria, 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 UVic, I was a Lecturer (eq. Assistant Professor) in the Department of Computer Science at City, University of London, and part of the giCentre research group. 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.


Project Highlights

Dynamic Composite Data Physicalization

Dynamic composite physicalizations are a new class of physical visualizations that use collections of self-propelled objects to represent data

The Symmetry of My Life II

An updated autobiographical visualization of the past 30 months of my life that shows work and personal activities, steps, floors, emails, SVN commits, and contextual annotations.


GeoBlob is an abstract representation of spatio-temporal data dedicated to conveying uncertain positions and uncertain temporal information of entities that move over time.


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.

Active Reading

An exploration of Active Reading of Visualizations that provides evidence that people do more than simply looking when presented visualizations.


Bertifier is a Web app for rapidly creating tabular visualizations from spreadsheets that directly draws from Jacques Bertin's matrix analysis method.


SoccerStories is a visualization interface to support analysts in exploring soccer data and communicating insights on abstracted phases extracted from soccer games.

Latest Blog Posts

Feel the CHI 2016 Deadline

Last year for the CHI 2016 deadline I logged quite a lot of data between the end of August 2015 and the day of the deadline, Friday September 25, 2015, at noon. Here is an overview of this peculiar experience.

Drag VIS Publications

Direct manipulation of the IEEE VIS publication dataset.