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Benjamin Bach, Lecturer (Assistant Prof.) in Design Informatics and Visualization at the University of Edinburgh. His research designs and investigates interactive information visualization interfaces to help people explore, communicate, and understand data across media such as screens, mixed reality, paper, and physicalizations.
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Bettina Nissen, Lecturer (Assistant Prof.) in Interaction Design and researcher in Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. With a background in product and interaction design, digital fabrication and data physicalisation, her practice-based research focuses on engaging audiences with complex technological concepts and data through tangible means and makings. Research through Design, Designing with Data, Data Engagement, Data Physicalisation, Digital Fabrication.
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Larissa Pschetz, interaction designer, researcher and lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. Research through design, Technology for social development, Internet of Things (IoT), Temporal design, Biodesign
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Research and Teaching

Aba-Sah Dadzie, University Teacher in Data Visualisation, at the University of Edinburgh. With a background in user- and task-centred visual analytics, Aba-Sah's research focuses on the design and construction of interactive visualisations and visualisation-driven tools that enable value creation through interaction with data and technology at work and in personal, social lives. She has applied her work to exploratory information discovery and knowledge management in industry sectors including civil aerospace, FMCG, arts & culture, and in technology-enhanced learning.
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James Scott-Brown, Post-doctoral researcher on visual browing interfaces for document collections.
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Devanjan Bhattacharya is working with the PSRP and PeaceTech in School of Law, focussing on collaborative map visualisations for participation and mediation in peace processes, along with the School of Informatics and the School of Design.
Phil Heslop is a post-doc researcher working on the "Data-driven personalised recovery care pathways after COVID-19" project. He has a background in HCI, medical informatics, educational technology, data visualisation, virtual reality, AI and games.

PhD and Research Students

Zezhong Wang, PhD student working on Methods for Creating and Teaching Data Comics.
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Tobias Kauer, PhD student working on Discursive Data Visualization.
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Mashael Hamad AlKadi, PhD student working on Learning Analytics.
John Harper-Lee working on Biological Data Analysis.
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Ryan Bowler, informatics PhD student researching ways to understand and implement the complexities of human time within Human-Computer-Interactions.
Lucy Havens, PhD Student on Retrieving Bias in Cultural Collections using Natural Language Processing and Visualization.
Vebjørn Halvfjerdvik, Master by Research Student on Natural Language Processing and Visualization.
Sarah Schoettler, PhD student working on non-map-based ways of visualizing geographic data.
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Master Students


James O’Donell, Charles Shraples, Hirsh Agarwal; Alexander Olson, Veronika Dimitrova;