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Mar 2020: Open positions for postdoc, PhD intern, research assistant.

Dec 2019: Visual+interactive data contributes towards four papers for CHI 2020! Congrats everyone!

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People

Faculty

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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Dave Murray-Rust, Lecturer and researcher and creative practitioner at the University of Edinburgh, working in human-algorithm interaction - exploring the messy terrain between people, data and things through a combination of making and thinking.
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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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Arran Ridley, Research Assistant on visualization tools and measuring engagement.

PhD and Reserach 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.
Jingtao Zhou, visiting students from Tianjin University and working on data comics creation.
Vebjørn Halvfjerdvik, Master by Reserach Student on Natural Language Processing and Visualization.

Alumni

Visiting Researchers

Renaud Blach, Université Grenoble Alpes (2020)

PhD Interns

Zhutian ChenHonkong University (2019)

MRes

Qiuyuan Ren (2018)

Master Students

2019: Sarah Schoettler (MSc), Xinyu Du (MSc), Junxian Meng (MSc), Qinru Zhu (MSc), Yixin Liu (MA), 2018: Finn Ickler (MSc), Xudong Jiang (MSc), Ilyas Zholdasbayev (MSc), Yiwei Sun (MSc), Yan Wu (MSc), Iqbal Rosiadi (MSc), 2017: Edson Alcala (MSc), Parul Sharma (MSc), Ruobing Hao (MA), Xian Tang (MSc), Zezhong Wang (MSc).

BHons

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

Research Interns

Liwenhan Xie, Peking University (2019) Armand Pons, Université de Lyon (2019) Punpikorn Rannanawirojkul, University of Edinburgh (2018) Shunming Wang, Peking University (2018)