Adam Bradley

Adam Bradley, BA (McMaster) MA (Waterloo), holds a PhD in English Language and Literature and Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and is currently a Research Associate in the Vialab. Adam’s overall work is concerned with the intersections between technology and traditional literary studies with a focus on early 20th century poetics. His MA research project, titled “Data Visualization and the Avant-Garde Aesthetic” was a digital humanities project completed in conjunction with the English department’s Critical Media Lab and the Engineering department’s Touchlab. His project investigated whether shifting the aesthetics of a given text can offer new insights into the study of its structure and how the integrity of that text can be maintained within this paradigm. His current work focuses on digital tool design for literary criticism and language visualization.

Contact

adam.bradley@ontariotechu.ca

Publications

  • [IMG]
    R. Sevastjanova, M. El-Assady, A. J. Bradley, C. Collins, M. Butt, and D. Keim, “VisInReport: Complementing Visual Discourse Analytics through Personalized Insight Reports,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, p. 1, 2021.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [DOI]

    @article{rit2021,
      author={Sevastjanova, Rita and El-Assady, Mennatallah and Bradley, Adam James and Collins, Christopher and Butt, Miriam and Keim, Daniel},
      journal={IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics}, 
      title={VisInReport: Complementing Visual Discourse Analytics through Personalized Insight Reports}, 
      year={2021},
      pages={1},
      doi={10.1109/TVCG.2021.3104026}
    }
  • [IMG]
    T. Elli, A. Bradley, C. Collins, U. Hinrichs, Z. Hills, and K. Kelsky, “Tied In Knots: A Case Study on Anthropographic Data Visualization About Sexual Harassment in the Academy,” in VISAP ’20, 2020.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @InProceedings{ell2020a,
      author = {Tommaso Elli and Adam Bradley and Christopher Collins and Uta Hinrichs and Zachary Hills and Karen Kelsky},
      title = {Tied In Knots: A Case Study on Anthropographic Data Visualization About Sexual Harassment in the Academy},
      booktitle = {VISAP '20},
      month = {October},
      year = {2020},
      publisher = {IEEE},
    }
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    K. W. Hall, A. J. Bradley, U. Hinrichs, S. Huron, J. Wood, C. Collins, and S. Carpendale, “Design by Immersion: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Problem-Driven Visualizations,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. IEEE InfoVis 2019), vol. 26, iss. 1, pp. 109-118, 2020.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [DOI]

    @Article{hal2019a,
      author = {Kyle Wm. Hall and Adam J. Bradley and Uta Hinrichs and Samuel Huron and Jo Wood and Christopher Collins and Sheelagh Carpendale},
      title = {Design by Immersion: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Problem-Driven Visualizations},
      journal = {IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. IEEE InfoVis 2019)},
        pages = {109--118},
        number = 1,
        volume = 26, 
        doi = {10.1109/TVCG.2019.2934790},
      year = 2020
    }
  • [IMG]
    F. Wang, A. J. Bradley, and C. Collins, “Eye Tracking for Target Acquisition in Sparse Visualizations,” in ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications, 2020.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [DOI]

    @InProceedings{wan2020a,
      author = {Wang, Feiyang and Bradley, Adam James and Collins, Christopher},
        booktitle = {ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications},
        title = {Eye Tracking for Target Acquisition in Sparse Visualizations},
        year = {2020},
        isbn = {9781450371346},
        publisher = {Association for Computing Machinery},
        doi = {10.1145/3379156.3391834},
    }
  • [IMG]
    A. J. Bradley, V. Sawal, and C. Collins, “Approaching Humanities Questions Using Slow Visual Search Interfaces,” in Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities at IEEE VIS, 2019.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @InProceedings{bra2019a,
      author = {Adam James Bradley and Victor Sawal and Christopher Collins},
      title = {Approaching Humanities Questions Using Slow Visual Search Interfaces},
      booktitle = {Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities at IEEE VIS},
      year = 2019
    }
  • [IMG]
    A. J. Bradley, V. Sawal, S. Carpendale, and C. Collins, “Textension: Digitally Augmenting Document Spaces in Analog Texts.,” DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly, vol. 13, iss. 3, 2019.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @article{bradley2019textension,
      title={Textension: Digitally Augmenting Document Spaces in Analog Texts.},
      author={Bradley, Adam James and Sawal, Victor and Carpendale, Sheelagh and Collins, Christopher},
      journal={DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly},
      volume={13},
      number={3},
      year={2019}
    }
  • [IMG]
    A. J. Bradley, M. El-Assady, K. Coles, E. Alexander, M. Chen, C. Collins, S. Jänicke, and D. J. Wrisley, “Visualization and the Digital Humanities: Moving Toward Stronger Collaborations,” IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 38, 2018.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @Article{bra2018b,
    author = {Adam James Bradley and Mennatallah El-Assady and Katharine Coles and Eric Alexander and Min Chen and Christopher Collins and Stefan Jänicke and David Joseph Wrisley},
    title = {Visualization and the Digital Humanities: Moving Toward Stronger Collaborations},
    year = 2018,
    month = dec,
    journal = {IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications},
     volume = 38,
      issue = 6
    }
  • [IMG]
    A. J. Bradley, C. Collins, V. Sawal, and S. Carpendale, “Textension: Digitally Augmenting Analog Texts Using Mobile Devices,” , MobileVis Workshop at ACM CHI, 2018.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @poster{bra2018a,
    author = {Adam James Bradley and Christopher Collins and Victor Sawal and Sheelagh Carpendale},
    title = {Textension: Digitally Augmenting Analog Texts Using Mobile Devices},
    booktitle = {MobileVis Workshop at ACM CHI},
    year = 2018,
    note = {CHI Workshop Paper}
    }
  • [IMG]
    P. Panwar, A. Bradley, and C. Collins, “Detecting Negative Emotion for Mixed Initiative Visual Analytics,” in Machine Learning from User Interaction for Visualization and Analytics, 2018.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @InProceedings{pan2018b,
    author = {Prateek Panwar and Adam Bradley and Christopher Collins},
    title = {Detecting Negative Emotion for Mixed Initiative Visual Analytics},
    booktitle = {Machine Learning from User Interaction for Visualization and Analytics},
    year = 2018
    }
  • [IMG]
    U. Hinrichs, M. El-Assady, A. J. Bradley, S. Forlini, and C. Collins, “Risk the Drift! Stretching Disciplinary Boundaries through Critical Collaborations between the Humanities and Visualization,” in IEEE VIS Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities (VIS4DH), 2017.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @InProceedings{hin2017,
      key = {hin2017},
      author =    {Uta Hinrichs and Mennatallah El-Assady and Adam James Bradley and Stefania Forlini and Christopher Collins},
      title =    {Risk the Drift! Stretching Disciplinary Boundaries through Critical Collaborations between the Humanities and Visualization},
      booktitle =    {IEEE VIS Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities (VIS4DH)},
      year =   2017,
      publisher =   {IEEE}
    }
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    H. Mehta, A. J. Bradley, M. Hancock, and C. Collins, “Metatation: Annotation as Implicit Interaction to Bridge Close and Distant Reading,” ACM Trans. on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), p. 35:1–35:41, 2017.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [DOI]

    @article{meh2017a,
      title={Metatation: Annotation as Implicit Interaction to Bridge Close and Distant Reading},
      author={Hrim Mehta and Adam James Bradley and Mark Hancock and Christopher Collins},
      journal = {ACM Trans. on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI)},
      publisher={ACM},
     pages = {35:1--35:41},
     articleno = {35},
     numpages = {41},
      year=2017,
      doi = {10.1145/3131609}
    }
  • [IMG]
    A. J. Bradley, H. Mehta, Mark Hancock, and C. Collins, “Visualization, Digital Humanities, and the Problem of Instrumentalism,” in IEEE VIS Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities (VIS4DH), 2016.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @InProceedings{bra2016,
      author = {Adam James Bradley and Hrim Mehta and Mark Hancock, and Christopher Collins},
      title = {Visualization, Digital Humanities, and the Problem of Instrumentalism},
      booktitle = {IEEE VIS Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities (VIS4DH)},
      year = 2016,
      venue = {Baltimore, USA},
      eventdate = {2016-10-24}
    }
  • Adam James Bradley and Michael Ullyott, “Past Texts, Present Tools, and Future Critics:  Toward a Rhetorical Schematics”,  Shakespeare’s Language in Digital Media:  Old Words, New Tools.  Farnham:  Ashgate.  (forthcoming)
  • Adam James Bradley, “In the End was the Word:  a Computational Approach to T.S. Eliot’s Diction”, Reading Modernism with Machines, Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming)
  • Adam James Bradley, Travis Kirton, Sheelagh Carpendale, and Mark Hancock, “Language DNA: Visualizing a Language Decomposition”, Digital Humanities Quarterly (accepted with minor revisions)
  • Adam James Bradley, “Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism”, Entries on Alan Matheson Turing and Relativity (forthcoming)
  • Adam James Bradley, Cayley MacArthur, Mark Hancock, and Sheelagh Carpendale, “Gendered or Neutral?  Considering the Language of HCI” Proceedings of the 41st Graphics Interface Conference, pp. 163-170

 

Rafael Veras

Graduate Student

I’m currently pursuing my Doctoral degree in Computer Science. In my Master’s thesis work, I used NLP techniques to train the first empirical semantic model of passwords and demonstrated the model can be used to guess more passwords than the current approaches. I’m primarily interested in information visualization and human-computer interaction, in general. Other topics of interest include natural language processing and natural user interfaces.

I got my Bachelor’s degree from Federal University of Pará, in Belém, the main city of the Brazilian Amazon region. While in my undergraduate program, I worked in several InfoVis projects and published a few papers. I also worked in a small software company as a programmer before starting my Master’s.

Currently, I am working on this project, whose goal is to find a better method for generating overviews of arbitrary hierarchical datasets. Its preliminary results were presented as a poster at Vis 2014. To some extent, this project fits into the theme of analytical guidance in visualization, which I am excited about.

Contact

If you would like to talk about my work or get connected, don’t hesitate in sending me an e-mail (rafael.verasguimaraes@ontariotechu.ca) or add me as a friend on LinkedIn or ResearchGate.

Publications

  • [IMG]
    R. Veras, C. Collins, and J. Thorpe, “A Large-Scale Analysis of the Semantic Password Model and Linguistic Patterns in Passwords,” ACM Trans. Priv. Secur., vol. 24, iss. 3, 2021.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [URL] [DOI]

    @article{ver2021a,
    author = {Veras, Rafael and Collins, Christopher and Thorpe, Julie},
    title = {A Large-Scale Analysis of the Semantic Password Model and Linguistic Patterns in Passwords},
    year = {2021},
    issue_date = {August 2021},
    publisher = {Association for Computing Machinery},
    address = {New York, NY, USA},
    volume = {24},
    number = {3},
    issn = {2471-2566},
    url = {/doi.org/10.1145/3448608},
    doi = {10.1145/3448608},
    journal = {ACM Trans. Priv. Secur.},
    month = apr,
    articleno = {20},
    numpages = {21},
    keywords = {Password guessing, PCFG, semantics, probabilistic context-free grammars}
    }
  • [IMG]
    R. Veras and C. Collins, “Discriminability Tests for Visualization Effectiveness and Scalability,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. IEEE InfoVis), vol. 26, iss. 1, pp. 740-758, 2020.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [DOI]

    @Article{ver2019c,
      author = {Rafael Veras and Christopher Collins},
      title = {Discriminability Tests for Visualization Effectiveness and Scalability},
        pages = {740--758},
      journal = {IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. IEEE InfoVis)},
        number = 1,
        volume = 26,
        doi = {10.1109/TVCG.2019.2934432},
      year = 2020
    }
  • [IMG]
    R. Veras and C. Collins, “Saliency Deficit and Motion Outlier Detection in Animated Scatterplots,” in Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2019.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [DOI]

    @InProceedings{ver2019b,
    author = {Rafael Veras and Christopher Collins},
    title = {Saliency Deficit and Motion Outlier Detection in Animated Scatterplots},
    doi = {10.1145/3290605.3300771},
    year = 2019,
    month = May,
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
    number = 541
    }
  • [IMG]
    R. Veras, “Visual Encoding Quality and Scalability in Information Visualization,” PhD Thesis, 2019.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @PhdThesis{ver2019a,
      author =    {Rafael Veras},
      title =    {Visual Encoding Quality and Scalability in Information Visualization},
      school =    {University of Ontario Institute of Technology},
      year =    2019
    }
  • [IMG]
    R. Veras and C. Collins, ” Optimizing Hierarchical Visualizations with the Minimum Description Length Principle ,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics , vol. 23 , iss. 1 , pp. 631-640, 2017.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [DOI]

    @Article{ver2017,
    Author = { Rafael Veras and Christopher Collins },
    Journal= {IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics },
    Title= { Optimizing Hierarchical Visualizations with the Minimum Description Length Principle },
    Year= {2017},
    Volume = { 23 },
    Number = { 1 },
    Pages= { 631--640},
    Keywords = { Hierarchy data, data aggregation, multiscale visualization, tree cut, antichain },
    DOI = { 10.1109/TVCG.2016.2598591 },
    ISSN = { 1077-2626 },
    Month = jan,
    }
  • [IMG]
    S. Bonada, R. Veras, and C. Collins, “Personalized Views for Immersive Analytics,” in Proc. of the ACM ISS Workshop on Immersive Analytics, 2016.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [DOI]

    @InProceedings{bon2016a,
      author = {Santiago Bonada and Rafael Veras and Christopher Collins},
      title = {Personalized Views for Immersive Analytics},
      booktitle = {Proc. of the ACM ISS Workshop on Immersive Analytics},
      series = {ISS},
      year = {2016},
      publisher = {ACM},
     doi = {10.1145/3009939.3009953}
    }
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    R. Veras, E. Paluka, M. Chang, V. Tsang, F. Shein, and C. Collins, “Interaction for Reading Comprehension on Mobile Devices,” in Proc. of the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI ’14), 2014, pp. 157-161.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [DOI]

    @InProceedings{ver2014c,
      author = {Rafael Veras and Erik Paluka and Meng-Wei Chang and Vivian Tsang and Fraser Shein and Christopher Collins},
      title = {Interaction for Reading Comprehension on Mobile Devices},
      booktitle = {Proc. of the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI '14)},
      series = {MobileHCI '14},
      year = {2014},
      isbn = {978-1-4503-3004-6},
      location = {Toronto, ON, Canada},
      pages = {157 -- 161},
      numpages = {5},
      doi = {10.1145/2628363.2628387},
      acmid = {2628387},
      publisher = {ACM},
    }
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    R. Veras, C. Collins, and J. Thorpe, “On Semantic Patterns of Passwords and their Security Impact,” in Proceedings of the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS’14), 2014.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @InProceedings{VER2014a,
      author =    {Rafael Veras and Christopher Collins and Julie Thorpe},
      title =    {On Semantic Patterns of Passwords and their Security Impact},
      booktitle =    {Proceedings of the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS’14)},
      year =   2014
    }
  • [IMG]
    R. Veras and C. Collins, “Prioritizing Nodes in Hierarchical Visualizations with the Tree Cut Model,” , Proc. of IEEE Conf. on Information Visualization (InfoVis), 2014.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @poster{Ver2014b,
    author = {Rafael Veras and Christopher Collins},
    title = {Prioritizing Nodes in Hierarchical Visualizations with the Tree Cut Model},
    booktitle = {Proc. of IEEE Conf. on Information Visualization (InfoVis)},
    address = {Paris, France},
      series =   {Poster},
    year = 2014
    }
  • [IMG]
    R. Veras, “An Investigation of Semantic Patterns in Passwords,” Master Thesis, 2013.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @MastersThesis{Ver2013aa,
      author =    {Rafael Veras},
      title =    {An Investigation of Semantic Patterns in Passwords},
      school =    {University of Ontario Institute of Technology},
      year =    2013
    }
  • [IMG]
    R. Veras, J. Thorpe, and C. Collins, “Visualizing Semantics in Passwords: The Role of Dates,” in Proc. of the IEEE Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec), 2012, pp. 88-95.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [DOI]

    @InProceedings{VER2012a,
       author = {Rafael Veras and Julie Thorpe and Christopher Collins},
       title = {Visualizing Semantics in Passwords: The Role of Dates},
       booktitle = {Proc. of the IEEE Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec)},
       year = 2012,
       pages = {88 -- 95},
       doi = {10.1145/2379690.2379702}
    }

Chris Kim

Graduate Student

Chris Kim is a graduate student at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Computer Science. His main research interests include art-science collaborations, issues of appropriation and originality, and models of the creative process.

A graduate of Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts program and the subsequent master’s degree program, Chris has been working in collaboration with a variety of Canadian and international institutions including Ryerson University, Bell Media, and Oxfam International as a digital media consultant. His personal projects also have been recognized on campus as well as in the industry via numerous awards, publications, and exhibitions.

With an affinity for a minimalist approach to motion and web design, Chris concurrently works as a freelance web consultant for numerous clients, while teaching various digital media courses at OCAD University and Ryerson University.

An avid listener of jazz and bossa nova music, Chris finds inspiration from works of artists like Paul Rand, Saul Bass, and Piet Mondrian – and strives to achieve balance between form, function, and context.

Publications

Chris Kim’s previous projects are available for viewing at http://ckportfolio.com.

  • [IMG]
    C. Kim, X. Lin, C. Collins, G. W. Taylor, and M. R. Amer, “Learn, Generate, Rank, Explain: A Case Study of Visual Explanation by Generative Machine Learning,” ACM Trans. Interact. Intell. Syst., vol. 11, iss. 3–4, 2021.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [URL] [DOI]

    @article{kim2021,
    author = {Kim, Chris and Lin, Xiao and Collins, Christopher and Taylor, Graham W. and Amer, Mohamed R.},
    title = {Learn, Generate, Rank, Explain: A Case Study of Visual Explanation by Generative Machine Learning},
    year = {2021},
    issue_date = {December 2021},
    publisher = {Association for Computing Machinery},
    address = {New York, NY, USA},
    volume = {11},
    number = {3–4},
    issn = {2160-6455},
    url = {doi.org/10.1145/3465407},
    doi = {10.1145/3465407},
    journal = {ACM Trans. Interact. Intell. Syst.},
    month = aug,
    articleno = {23},
    numpages = {34},
    keywords = {model-generated explanation, trust and reliance, Explainable artificial intelligence, user study}
    }
  • [IMG]
    C. Kim, “A Modular Interface Framework for Multimodal Annotations and Visualizations in Human-AI Collaboration,” PhD Thesis, 2021.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @PhdThesis{kim2021a,
      author={Chris Kim},
      title={A Modular Interface Framework for Multimodal Annotations and Visualizations in Human-AI Collaboration},
      school={University of Ontario Institute of Technology},
      year=2021
    }
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    C. K. Kim, C. Collins, U. Hinrichs, and S. M. Mohammad, “Lexichrome: Text Construction and Lexical Discovery with Word-Color Associations Using Interactive Visualization.” 2020.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @InProceedings{kim2020a,
      author = {Chris K Kim and Christopher Collins and Uta Hinrichs and Saif M Mohammad},
      title = {Lexichrome: Text Construction and Lexical Discovery with Word-Color Associations Using Interactive Visualization},
      series = {Designing Interactive Systems(DIS)},
      month = {July},
      year = {2020},
      publisher = {ACM},
     }
  • [IMG]
    C. K. Kim and C. Collins, “Lexichrome: Examining Word-Color Associations with Visualization,” , Proc. of IEEE Conf. on Information Visualization (InfoVis), 2014.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @poster{Kim2014a,
    author = {Chris K. Kim and Christopher Collins},
    title = {Lexichrome: Examining Word-Color Associations with Visualization},
    booktitle = {Proc. of IEEE Conf. on Information Visualization (InfoVis)},
    address = {Paris, France},
      series =   {Poster},
    year = 2014
    }

Mona Hosseinkhani Loorak

Graduate Student

I am currently a PhD candidate working with Dr. Sheelagh Carpendale in the Innovis Group (Interactions Lab, Department of Computer Science) at University of Calgary. I am now a visiting researcher working with Dr. Christopher Collins at vialab. My main areas of interest are Information Visualization (InfoVis), Visual Analytics, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), User Interface Design, and Interaction Design. In particular, my current research focuses on designing visualization for multidimensional and complex data in a variety of contexts such as health, security, and finance. I am interested in exploring the new visualizations and possible extensions of traditional visualizations that can support better depiction of complex datasets.

Contact

http://people.ucalgary.ca/~hossem/
email:  hossem <@> ucalgary <.> ca
linkedIn:  https://ca.linkedin.com/pub/mona-hosseinkhani/62/547/78
twitter: @hosseinkhani_m

Publications

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    M. H. Loorak, C. Perin, C. Collins, and S. Carpendale, ” Exploring the Possibilities of Embedding Heterogeneous Data Attributes in Familiar Visualizations ,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics , vol. 23 , iss. 1 , pp. 581-590, 2017.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [DOI]

    @Article{loo2016,
    Author = { Mona Hosseinkhani Loorak and Charles Perin and Christopher Collins and Sheelagh Carpendale },
    Journal= {IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics },
    Title= { Exploring the Possibilities of Embedding Heterogeneous Data Attributes in Familiar Visualizations },
    Year= {2017},
    Volume = { 23 },
    Number = { 1 },
    Pages= { 581--590},
    Keywords = { Context;Data visualization;Encoding;Joining processes;Layout;Space exploration;Visualization;Hybrid visualization;Multi-dimensional data },
    DOI = { 10.1109/TVCG.2016.2598586 },
    ISSN = { 1077-2626 },
    Month = jan,
    }
  • [IMG]
    M. H. Loorak, C. Perin, N. Kamal, M. Hill, and S. Carpendale, “TimeSpan: Using Visualization to Explore Temporal Multi-dimensional Data of Stroke Patients,” in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 22(1):409-418, 2016.
    [Bibtex]

    @InProceedings{Loo2015a,
      author =    {Mona Hosseinkhani Loorak and Charles Perin and Noreen Kamal and Michael Hill and Sheelagh Carpendale},
      title =    {TimeSpan: Using Visualization to Explore Temporal Multi-dimensional Data of Stroke Patients},
      booktitle =    {IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 22(1):409-418},
      year =   2016
    }
  • [IMG]
    M. H. Loorak, P. W. L. Fong, and S. Carpendale, “Papilio: Visualizing Android Application Permissions,” in Computer Graphics Forum, 33(3):391-400, 2014, 2015.
    [Bibtex]

    @InProceedings{Loo2015b,
      author =    {Mona Hosseinkhani Loorak and Philip W.L. Fong and Sheelagh Carpendale},
      title =    {Papilio: Visualizing Android Application Permissions},
      booktitle =    {Computer Graphics Forum, 33(3):391-400, 2014},
      year =   2015
    }
  • [IMG]
    M. H. Loorak, “Visualizing Complex Data: Exploring New Ways for Visualizing Structural and Multidimensional Data,” in IEEE VIS Doctoral Colloquium, 2015, 2015.
    [Bibtex]

    @InProceedings{Loo2015c,
      author =    {Mona Hosseinkhani Loorak},
      title =    {Visualizing Complex Data: Exploring New Ways for Visualizing Structural and Multidimensional Data},
      booktitle =    {IEEE VIS Doctoral Colloquium, 2015},
      year =   2015
    }

Brittany Kondo

Graduate Student

I completed my master’s degree in computer science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). My main research interests lie in the areas of human-computer interaction, interface design and information visualization. My master’s thesis work focused on designing new interaction techniques for exploring changes and navigating time in different types of time-varying information visualizations.

Research Projects

DimpVis: Exploring Time-Varying Information Visualizations by Direct Manipulation (Demo)

DimpPortfolio2
Glidgets: Interactive Glyphs for Exploring Dynamic Graphs (Demo)

GlidgetsPortfolio2
Incorporating Proper Nouns into DocuBurst (Demo)

DocuburstPortfolio

 

Visualizing Document Collections in a Collaborative Environment

EnginuityPortfolio

 

Publications

  • [IMG]
    B. Kondo and C. Collins, “DimpVis: Exploring Time-varying Information Visualizations by Direct Manipulation,” IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. of the IEEE Conf. on Information Visualization), vol. 20, iss. 12, pp. 2003-2012, 2014.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [DOI]

    @Article{Kon2014b,
      title={DimpVis: Exploring Time-varying Information Visualizations by Direct Manipulation},
      author={Kondo, Brittany and Collins, Christopher},
      journal={IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. of the IEEE Conf. on Information Visualization)},
      month = dec, 
      volume = 20, 
      number = 12,
      year = 2014,
     pages = {2003 -- 2012},
     doi = {10.1109/TVCG.2014.2346250}
    }
  • [IMG]
    B. Kondo, “Object-centric Temporal Navigation for Dynamic Information Visualizations,” Master Thesis, 2014.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @MastersThesis{Kon2014a,
      author =    {Brittany Kondo},
      title =    {Object-centric Temporal Navigation for Dynamic Information Visualizations},
      school =    {University of Ontario Institute of Technology},
      year =    2014
    }
  • [IMG]
    B. Kondo, “A Web-Based Visualization of Large Document Collections in a Collaborative Environment,” , UOIT Student Research Showcase, 2011.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @poster{kon2011a,
    author = {Brittany Kondo},
    title = {A Web-Based Visualization of Large Document Collections in a Collaborative Environment},
    booktitle = {UOIT Student Research Showcase},
    year = 2011
    }
  • [IMG]
    B. Kondo, “Incorporating Proper Nouns into a Web-Based Document Visualization,” Bachelors Thesis, 2012.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @BachelorsThesis{kon2012a,
      author = {Brittany Kondo},
      title = {Incorporating Proper Nouns into a Web-Based Document Visualization},
      school = {University of Ontario Institute of Technology},
      year = 2012
    }
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    B. Kondo, H. Mehta, and C. Collins, “Glidgets: Interactive Glyphs for Exploring Dynamic Graphs,” , Proc. of IEEE Conf. on Information Visualization (InfoVis), 2014.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @poster{Kon2014c,
    author = {Brittany Kondo and Hrim Mehta and Christopher Collins},
    title = {Glidgets: Interactive Glyphs for Exploring Dynamic Graphs},
    booktitle = {Proc. of IEEE Conf. on Information Visualization (InfoVis)},
    note = {Best Poster Award},
      series =   {Poster},
    address = {Paris, France},
    year = 2014
    }

Contact

You can contact me through e-mail at brittany.kondo@gmail.com.
You can also find me on mendeley, LinkedIn, and github.

Hrim Mehta

Graduate Student

I am a PhD candidate in Computer Science at UOIT, co-supervised by Dr. Christopher Collins and Dr. Fanny Chevalier. My main interest lies in mixed-initiative visual analytics. I’m currently developing a framework to formalize and guide the design of semi-automated narratives or tours to prompt and sustain the process of data exploration.

I received my Master’s in Computer Science from UOIT in 2015 under the co-supervision of Dr. Christopher Collins and Dr. Mark Hancock. My thesis focused on leveraging free-form ink annotations, made when performing a close reading, as implicit interactions to augment a literary critic’s analysis process with real-time context-specific metadata.

Contact

If you’d like to know more about my work, send me an email (hrim.mehta@ontariotechu.ca) or connect with me on LinkedIn.

Publications

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    H. Mehta, A. Chalbi, F. Chevalier, and C. and Collins, “DataTours: A Data Narratives Framework,” , Proc. of IEEE Conf. on Information Visualization (InfoVis), Posters, 2017.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @poster{meh2017b,
    author = {Hrim Mehta and Amira Chalbi and Fanny Chevalier and and Christopher Collins},
    title = {DataTours: A Data Narratives Framework},
    booktitle = {Proc. of IEEE Conf. on Information Visualization (InfoVis), Posters},
    series = {Poster},
    address = {Phoenix, USA},
    year = 2017
    }
  • [IMG]
    H. Mehta, A. J. Bradley, M. Hancock, and C. Collins, “Metatation: Annotation as Implicit Interaction to Bridge Close and Distant Reading,” ACM Trans. on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), p. 35:1–35:41, 2017.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [DOI]

    @article{meh2017a,
      title={Metatation: Annotation as Implicit Interaction to Bridge Close and Distant Reading},
      author={Hrim Mehta and Adam James Bradley and Mark Hancock and Christopher Collins},
      journal = {ACM Trans. on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI)},
      publisher={ACM},
     pages = {35:1--35:41},
     articleno = {35},
     numpages = {41},
      year=2017,
      doi = {10.1145/3131609}
    }
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    A. J. Bradley, H. Mehta, Mark Hancock, and C. Collins, “Visualization, Digital Humanities, and the Problem of Instrumentalism,” in IEEE VIS Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities (VIS4DH), 2016.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @InProceedings{bra2016,
      author = {Adam James Bradley and Hrim Mehta and Mark Hancock, and Christopher Collins},
      title = {Visualization, Digital Humanities, and the Problem of Instrumentalism},
      booktitle = {IEEE VIS Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities (VIS4DH)},
      year = 2016,
      venue = {Baltimore, USA},
      eventdate = {2016-10-24}
    }
  • [IMG]
    H. Mehta, “Augmenting Free-Form Annotations with Digital Metadata for Close Reading of Poetry,” Master Thesis, 2015.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @MastersThesis{meh2015a,
      author =    {Hrim Mehta},
      title =    {Augmenting Free-Form Annotations with Digital Metadata for Close Reading of Poetry},
      school =    {University of Ontario Institute of Technology},
      year =    2015
    }
  • [IMG]
    B. Kondo, H. Mehta, and C. Collins, “Glidgets: Interactive Glyphs for Exploring Dynamic Graphs,” , Proc. of IEEE Conf. on Information Visualization (InfoVis), 2014.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @poster{Kon2014c,
    author = {Brittany Kondo and Hrim Mehta and Christopher Collins},
    title = {Glidgets: Interactive Glyphs for Exploring Dynamic Graphs},
    booktitle = {Proc. of IEEE Conf. on Information Visualization (InfoVis)},
    note = {Best Poster Award},
      series =   {Poster},
    address = {Paris, France},
    year = 2014
    }

Erik Paluka

Graduate Student

To check out my current and past work, go to my personal website at www.erikpaluka.com

My research interests deal with human-computer interaction, specifically multi-touch and spatial interaction, and information visualization. I completed a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in computer science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). During this time, I spent over four years as a member of the Visualization for Information Analysis lab (vialab) under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Collins.

You can find my contact information by going to my website.

LinkedIn Page

 Publications

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    E. Paluka and C. Collins, “TandemTable: Supporting Conversations and Language Learning Using a Multi-Touch Digital Table,” in Proceedings of the 2015 Graphics Interface Conference (GI ’15), 2015, pp. 139-146.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @InProceedings{pal2015a,
      author = {Erik Paluka and Christopher Collins},
      title = {TandemTable: Supporting Conversations and Language Learning Using a Multi-Touch Digital Table},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2015 Graphics Interface Conference (GI '15)},
      series = {GI '15},
      year = {2015},
      publisher = {ACM},
      pages = {139--146}
    }
  • [IMG]
    K. Sikes, Z. Cook, E. Paluka, M. Hancock, and C. Collins, “The Simple Multi-Touch Toolkit,” in SurfNet: Designing Digital Surface Applications, F. Maurer, Ed., Calgary: NSERC SurfNet, 2016, pp. 256-273.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @incollection{sikes2016a,
      author      = {Kalev Sikes and Zachary Cook and Erik Paluka and Mark Hancock and Christopher Collins},
      title       = {The Simple Multi-Touch Toolkit},
      editor      = {Frank Maurer},
      booktitle   = {SurfNet: Designing Digital Surface Applications},
      publisher   = {NSERC SurfNet},
      address     = {Calgary},
      year        = 2016,
      pages       = {256--273}
    }
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    R. Veras, E. Paluka, M. Chang, V. Tsang, F. Shein, and C. Collins, “Interaction for Reading Comprehension on Mobile Devices,” in Proc. of the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI ’14), 2014, pp. 157-161.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [DOI]

    @InProceedings{ver2014c,
      author = {Rafael Veras and Erik Paluka and Meng-Wei Chang and Vivian Tsang and Fraser Shein and Christopher Collins},
      title = {Interaction for Reading Comprehension on Mobile Devices},
      booktitle = {Proc. of the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI '14)},
      series = {MobileHCI '14},
      year = {2014},
      isbn = {978-1-4503-3004-6},
      location = {Toronto, ON, Canada},
      pages = {157 -- 161},
      numpages = {5},
      doi = {10.1145/2628363.2628387},
      acmid = {2628387},
      publisher = {ACM},
    }
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    E. Paluka and C. Collins, “Augmenting tandem language learning with the TandemTable,” , Proceedings of the 2013 ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (Poster Session), 2013.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [DOI]

    @poster{pal2013a,
      author =    {Erik Paluka and Christopher Collins},
      title =    {Augmenting tandem language learning with the TandemTable},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2013 ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (Poster Session)},
      series = {ITS '13},  
      year =   2013,
      isbn = {978-1-4503-2271-3},
      location = {St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom},
      pages = {437 -- 440},
      numpages = {4},
      doi = {10.1145/2512349.2514922},
      acmid = {2514922},
      publisher = {ACM},
      address = {New York, NY, USA},
      keywords = {collaboration, digital tabletop, education, interactive, multi-touch, tandem language learning},
      venue = {in Proc. of ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (Poster Session)},
    }
  • [IMG]
    E. Paluka, “Learning In Tandem: Augmenting Tandem Language Learning With Technology,” , UOIT Student Research Showcase, 2012.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @poster{pal2012b,
    author = {Erik Paluka},
    title = {Learning In Tandem: Augmenting Tandem Language Learning With Technology},
    booktitle = {UOIT Student Research Showcase},
    year = 2012
    }
  • [IMG]
    E. Paluka, “Simple Multi-Touch: A framework for teaching multi-touch computing,” , UOIT Student Research Showcase, 2011.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @poster{pal2011a,
    author = {Erik Paluka},
    title = {Simple Multi-Touch: A framework for teaching multi-touch computing},
    booktitle = {UOIT Student Research Showcase},
    year = 2011
    }
  • [IMG]
    E. Paluka, “Enhancing Tandem Language Learning Using an Interactive Tabletop,” Bachelors Thesis, 2012.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @BachelorsThesis{pal2012aa,
      author = {Erik Paluka},
      title = {Enhancing Tandem Language Learning Using an Interactive Tabletop},
      school = {University of Ontario Institute of Technology},
      year = 2012
    }
  • [IMG]
    E. Paluka, “Spatial Peripheral Interaction Techniques for Viewing and Manipulating Off-Screen Digital Content,” Master Thesis, 2015.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @MastersThesis{pal2015b,
      author =    {Erik Paluka},
      title =    {Spatial Peripheral Interaction Techniques for Viewing and Manipulating Off-Screen Digital Content},
      school =    {University of Ontario Institute of Technology},
      year =    2015
    }
  • [IMG]
    E. Paluka and C. Collins, “SpatialVis: Visualization of Spatial Gesture Interaction Logs,” in Logging Interactive Visualizations & Visualizing Interaction Logs, 2016.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @InProceedings{pal2016,
      author = {Erik Paluka and Christopher Collins},
      title = {SpatialVis: Visualization of Spatial Gesture Interaction Logs},
      booktitle = {Logging Interactive Visualizations & Visualizing Interaction Logs},
      year = 2016,
      eventdate = {2016-10-23}
    }

Tommaso Elli

Graduate Student

Tommaso Elli, is a PhD Student in Design from Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy). He is part of DensityDesign and he’s currently spending six months at the Vialab as a visiting researcher.

He has a background in Communication Design and he’s now specialising into Information Design and Data visualization. His work is conducted in the field of Digital Humanities, where he worked in relation to themes such as political speech, social networks of the past or epistolary exchanges.

His work is currently focussed on visualization for literary critique and more specifically on the identification of methodologies for readapting data visualization practices in support to those literary scholars who want to use them in the process of creation of literary critique.

In the rest of his time, he is part of the team that works actively on RAWGraphs, a ‘designer-centered’ opensource web application for data visualization. Other interests include small contributions to research projects of the Public Data Lab and teaching assistantships.

Contact

tommaso.elli@polimi.it
tommaso.elli@uoit.ca

Jessica Zipf

Graduate Student

I’m a PhD student in linguistics at the University of Konstanz, Germany. In my PhD project, I develop a Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) tool for Italian. For that, I am implementing a Grammar of Italian, using the framework of Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG), that integrates a Finite-State Lexicon. Currently, I am working on a conjugation trainer for Italian verb morphology using said Finite-State transducer to create a large verb database. This project is a joint effort with Mariana Shimabukuro under the supervision of Christopher Collins and part of a research visit here at Ontario Tech.
Apart from Grammar Engineering and CALL, I am also interested in theoretical issues of Italian. These include second and/or foreign language learning, question formation and the interaction between the structure of questions and their information structural content.

Contact

If you would like to contact me, please email me at Jessica.Zipf@uni-konstanz.de.

Stephen McIntyre

I am a graduate student at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) currently completing my MSc in computer science. I have been a member of the vialab since September 2013 co-supervised by Dr. Christopher Collins and Dr. Mikael Eklund. My research interests include health informatics, working with big data and information visualizations. After completing my MSc I plan on obtaining my doctorate in the health science domain.

I completed my undergraduate degree in 2013 earning my Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Management from Ontario Tech University. My Capstone project involved designing an RFID system for monitoring the temperature of infants in a hospital. By automating the process of taking their temperature we allow them to remain undisturbed.

You can contact me by email at stephen.mcintyre@ontariotechu.ca

Publications

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    S. McIntyre, M. J. Eklund, and C. Collins, “Using Visual Analytics of Heart Rate Variation to Aid in Diagnostics,” in AVI Workshop on Valuable Visualization of Healthcare Information: From the Quantified Self Data to Conversations, 2016, pp. 20-27.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [URL]

    @inproceedings{mci2016a,
      title = {Using Visual Analytics of Heart Rate Variation to Aid in Diagnostics},
      author = {Stephen McIntyre and J. Mikael Eklund and Christopher Collins},
      pages = {20 -- 27},
      booktitle = {AVI Workshop on Valuable Visualization of Healthcare Information: From the Quantified Self Data to Conversations},
      year = 2016,
      editor = {Federico Cabitza and Daniela Fogli and Massimiliano Giacomin and Angela Locoro},
      number = 1658,
      url = {ceur-ws.org/Vol-1658},
      organization = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
      issn = {1613-0073},
      venue = {Bari, Italy},
      eventdate = {2016-06-07},
    }
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