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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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Arran Ridley, Research Assistant on visualization tools and measuring engagement.
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.

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.
Vebjørn Halvfjerdvik, Master by Reserach Student on Natural Language Processing and Visualization.



Dave Murray-Rust

Visiting Researchers

Renaud Blach, Université Grenoble Alpes (2020)

PhD Interns

Zhutian ChenHonkong University (2019)

Other interns

Jingtao Zhou


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).


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)