Research

The Visualization and Graphics Lab (VGL) provides many ways for students to participate in research, including paid research assistant positions, directed studies (CS 498/698), sponsored projects (CS 490/690), visualization-focused research seminars (CS 384/684), special topics courses in visualization (CS 486/686), and dedicated visualization-focused undergraduate and graduate courses (CS 360, MSAN 622).

Publications

The following are some of the relevant publications, short papers, and posters published by VGL members.

2018 Using Animation to Alleviate Overdraw in Multiclass Scatterplot Matrices
by Helen Chen, Sophie Engle, Alark Joshi, Eric D. Ragan, Beste F. Yuksel, and Lane Harrison, in Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018), ACM, New York, NY, USA, April 2018.      
  Gamifying Data Visualizations on Mobile Devices
by Noopur Agarwal and Alark Joshi, in Data Visualization on Mobile Devices (Workshop at CHI 2018), April 2018.
2017 Unboxing Cluster Heatmaps
by Sophie Engle, Sean Whalen, Alark Joshi, and Katherine S. Pollard, in BMC Bioinformatics, Volume 18 (Supplement 2):63 (Proceedings of the Symposium on Biological Data Visualization at VIS 2016), February 2017.      
2016 Do Defaults Matter? Evaluating the Effect of Defaults on User Preference for Multi-Class Scatterplots
by Casey Haber, Lyndon Ong Yiu, Alark Joshi, and Sophie Engle, in Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI), Short Paper, pp 91–95, September 2016.  
  Interactive Exploration of Multidimensional YouTube Data Using the GPLOM Technique
by Seimei Matsusaki, Xi Han, Alark Joshi, and Sophie Engle, in Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI), Poster, Best Poster Award, pp 142–143, September 2016.        
2015 Visualization-assisted Insights into Home Energy Usage
by Matt Law, Sami Rollins, Nilanjan Banerjee, and Alark Joshi, in Proceedings of the European Conference on Visualization (EuroVis), May 2015.  
  Evaluation-guided Metrics for Visualization on Mobile Devices
by Peter Games and Alark Joshi, in SPIE Visualization and Data Analysis Conference, Best Paper Award, February 2015.    
2014 Changing Minds to Changing the World: Mapping the Spectrum of Intent in Data Visualization and Data Arts
by Scott Murray, in New Challenges for Data Design, Ed. David Bihanic, London: Springer-Verlag, pp 322–347, December 2014.    
  CoVE: A Colony Visualization System for Animal Pedigrees
by Brady Cannon, Minoti Hiremath, Cheryl Jorcyk, and Alark Joshi, in Proceedings of the ACM 7th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction, August 2014.  
  Visualization of Off-Screen Data on Tablets using Context-Providing Bar Graphs and Scatter Plots
by Peter Games and Alark Joshi, in SPIE Visualization and Data Analysis Conference, Best Paper Award, February 2014.    
2013 DriveSense: Contextual Handling of Large-scale Route Map Data for the Automobile
by Frederik Wiehr, Vidya Setlur, and Alark Joshi, in IEEE Big Data Visualization Workshop, October 2013.  
  Reflecting on Visualization for Cyber Security
by Carrie Gates and Sophie Engle, in Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI), from the Evaluating Security Visualizations Workshop, Seattle, Washington, pp 275–277, June 2013.    
  Interactive Data Visualization for the Web: An Introduction to Designing with D3
by Scott Murray, in O'Reilly Media, March 2013.  
2012 Visualizing Distributed Memory Computations with Hive Plots
by Sophie Engle and Sean Whalen, in Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec), Seattle, Washington, pp 56–63, October 2012.    
  Visualizing Disease Incidence in the Context of Socioeconomic Factors
by Jared Shenson and Alark Joshi, in International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction, September 2012.  
  Auto(mobile): Mobile Visual Interfaces for the Road
by Frederik Wiehr, Vidya Setlur, and Alark Joshi, in ACM SIGGRAPH Mobile, August 2012.  
  RSVP: Remote Sensing Visualization Platform for Data Fusion
by Vanessa Gertman, Peter Olsoy, Nancy Glenn, and Alark Joshi, in IEEE Virtual Reality Workshop on Immersive Visualization, March 2012.  
2008 Art-inspired Techniques for Visualizing Time-varying Data: Novel Techniques for Effectively Visualizing Time-varying Data
by Alark Joshi, in VDM Verlag, August 2008.