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 co-authored 3 infovis papers at VIS 2017: Jagoda Walny presented Active Reading of Visualizations; Philipp Koytek presented MyBrush: Brushing and Linking with Personal Agency; and I presented Assessing the Graphical Perception of Time and Speed on 2D+Time Trajectories. I also co-authored 2 CG&A articles that were presented at VIS: Romain Vuillemot presented Sports Tournament Predictions Using Direct Manipulation and I presented Using Gap Charts to Visualize the Temporal Evolution of Ranks and Scores. Finally, I also presented a personal, autobiographical visualization in the form of an infovis poster, entitled The Symmetry of My Life: An Autobiographical Visualization.
Fateme Rajabiyazdi presented the paper Differences That Matter: In-Clinic Communication Challenges, in PervasiveHealth '17 (Barcelona). She also presented our work on The Individuality of Challenges to Technology Approaches to Personally Collected Health Data at the Leveraging Patient Generated Data workshop, in PervasiveHealth '17
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.