vialab @ IEEE VIS 2014

This year four of us are attending IEEE VIS in Paris, France to present work by lab members and collaborators. Lab members are presenting on two papers. DimpVis, by Brittany Kondo and Christopher Collins, presents a new object-centric temporal navigation technique for information visualization. #FluxFlow, by U of Toronto doctoral candidate Jian Zhao and colleagues, including vialab’s Christopher Collins presents a visual analytic system to detecting anomalous patterns in social media. #FluxFlow received an honorable mention for best paper at IEEE VAST.

Lab members are also presenting three posters.  Lexichrome by Chris Kim and Christopher Collins introduces a visualization which reveals the colors evoked by text.  Visitors are invited to upload their own texts to see the chromatic fingerprint. Rafael Veras and Christopher Collins will present an exploration of uneven tree cut models for automatic emphasis and abstraction of visualized hierarchies.  Finally Brittany Kondo, Hrim Mehta, and Christopher Collins will present the IEEE InfoVis best poster winner, Glidgets: interactive glyphs for dynamic graphs.

Christopher Collins was also the co-chair of the IEEE VIS Doctoral Colloquium, a full day event for senior doctoral students to present their research programme and request advice and feedback from distinguished researchers in their field.  Chris also has been leading the redesign of the website for the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee, which launched just before the conference.

Congratulations to all the lab members for their hard work and achievements!

Human-Centred Computing Lab

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology welcomes another lab to its list of facilities. Named the “Human-Centred Computing Lab”, this facility is meant and currently being used for various research studies that involve computing technology and humans. Co-directed by Dr. Christopher Collins, Dr. Jeremy Bradbury and Dr. Julie Thorpe, the lab also houses the necessary materials to do so, including new top-of-the-line eye tracking equipment.

Dr. Christopher Collins to give Invited Lectures at Duke University

Duke University tower

On April 4-5, Christopher Collins will be visiting Duke University, in Raleigh, NC, USA, to discuss his research interests with colleagues in the Information Science + Information Studies group.  While visiting, he will give two invited lectures, one on linguistic data visualization, and another on visualization techniques for multi-dimensional data.  More details at the Duke University GIS Data blog!

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