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Professional Experience

2015 – Present

 

Assistant Professor

Computer Graphics Technology

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN

2013 – 2015

 

Postdoctoral Fellow

IBM Research & Development Centre

Toronto, ON

2007 – 2013

 

Research Assistant

Insight Lab

University of Western Ontario

London, ON

2014, 2016

 

Limited-Term Lecturer

Human-Computer Interaction

University of Western Ontario

London, ON

2007 – 2012

 

Teaching Assistant

Computer Science

University of Western Ontario

London, ON

Education

2013

 

PhD. Computer Science

Focus: Human-Computer Interaction

University of Western Ontario

Dissertation: Cognitive Activity Support Tools: Design of the Visual Interface

Advisor: Kamran Sedig

London, ON

2007

 

BS. Computing & Cognitive Science

Queen’s University

Kingston, ON

Publications

For a list of publications, see my research lab publications page, my Google Scholar page, or my ResearchGate page.

 

Professional Service

Editorial

2015 – present

 

Informatics, Editorial Board Member

 

2015 – present

Reviewing

Journal

2015 – present

 

2015 – 2019

 

2018 – 2019

 

Conference

Committees and Chairing

2021

 

ACM CHI, Associate Chair (AC) — Understanding People subcommittee

2018 – 2021

International EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA), Program Committee Member

2020

 

IEEE PacificVis, Program Committee Member — Visualization Notes

2019 – 2020

 

ACM CHI Late-Breaking Work (LBW), Associate Chair

2017 – 2020

 

ACM IUI, Program Committee Member

2017 – 2019

 

International Workshop on Big Data Visual Exploration and Analytics, Program Committee Member

2018 – 2019

 

International Workshop on Visualization and Interaction for Ontologies and Linked Data (VOILA),  Program Committee Member

2018

 

ACM CHI, Session Chair — Tools for Designing

Funding

External

2019 – 2024

 

NASA

2017 – 2021

 

University of California – San Diego / National Science Foundation

2018 – 2020

 

National Science Foundation

2017 – 2019

 

Beyond Boundaries: Exploring Transdisciplinary Potential in Visualization

Role: Co-PI with Amy Fox (Co-PI)

Gordon Research Conference on Visualization in Science and Education / NASA

Internal

2019

 

Investigating the Role of Spatial Ability in Learning with Holograms 

Role: PI with Vetria Byrd (Co-PI)

Purdue Future Work and Learning (FWL) Research Impact Area Grant

2018

 

Investigating 3D AR Holograms for Visualization-Based Activities

Role: PI

Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) Summer Faculty Grant

2017

Implementation of Paperless Lean Manufacturing Process to Improve Productivity and Quality Assurance

Role: PI with Nancy Rasche (Co-PI)

2016 – 2018

 

Design of Visual Analytics Tools for Dynamic Decision-Making Under Uncertainty

Role: Co-PI with Vetria Byrd (Co-PI)

Purdue Polytechnic Postdoc Award

Student Committees

PhD

Chair or Co-Chair

2021 – current

Prakash Shukla

Focus: data visualization, design cognition

Polytechnic

2018 – 2022 (exp)

Ali Baigelenov

Focus: cognitive psychology, information visualization, design

Polytechnic

2015 – 2019 

 

Industrial Engineering

Committee Member

2019 – 2021

Shruthi Sai Chuvukula

Chair: Colin Gray

Focus: HCI, ethics, design

Polytechnic

2020 – 2021

Paul Thomas

Dissertation: Characterizing Student Proficiency in Software Modeling in Terms of Functions, Structures, and Behaviors

Chair: Alejandra Magana

Polytechnic

2019 – 2021

Gaojian Huang

Dissertation: Aging and Automation: Non-Chronological Age Factors and Takeover Request Modality Predict Transition to Manual Control Performance During Automated Driving

Chair: Brandon Pitts

Industrial Engineering

2017 – 2020

 

Shubham Agrawal

Dissertation: Understanding the Cognitive and Psychological Impacts of Emerging Technologies on Driver Decision-Making Using Physiological Data

Chair: Srinivas Peeta

Civil Engineering

2018 – 2020

Yoselyn Walsh

Dissertation: Improving Conceptual Understanding of Statics Concepts through a Tactile Feedback Tool

Chair: Alejandra Magana

Polytechnic

2018 – 2020

Shuang Wei

Dissertation: Using Visualization to Understand the Problem-Solving Processes of Elementary Students in a Computer-Assisted Math Learning Program

Chair: Yingjie (Victor) Chen

Polytechnic

2019 – 2020

Mayari Serrano

Dissertation: Multimodal Virtual Learning Environments: The Effects of Visuo-Haptic Simulations on Conceptual Learning

Chair: Alejandra Magana

Polytechnic

2017 – 2019

 

Audrey Reinert

Dissertation: Detecting Human Machine Interaction Fingerprints in Continuous Event Data

Chair: Steven Landry

Industrial Engineering

2016 – 2018

 

Alejandro Guayaquil Sosa

Dissertation: Optimizing Exploded Views for Complex Meshes

Chair: Tim McGraw

Polytechnic

External Member

2020 – current

 

Armando Arce Orozco

Focus: visual analytics, decision making, recommender systems

Chair: Antonio González-Torres

Costa Rica Institute of Technology

School of Computing

2020

 

Nadya Calderon Romero

Dissertation: Visual Analytics in Personalized Health: A Study of the Expert Analyst – Health Consumer Relationship in a Direct-to-Consumer Data Model

Chair: Brian Fisher

Simon Fraser University

School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT)

MS

Chair or Co-Chair

2019 – 2020

 

Computer Graphics Technology

2018 – 2019 

 

Computer Graphics Technology (UX)

2018 – 2019 

 

Computer Graphics Technology (UX)

2018 – 2019 

 

Computer Graphics Technology (UX)

2018 – 2019 

 

Computer Graphics Technology (UX)

2017 – 2018

 

Computer Graphics Technology (UX)

2016 – 2017

 

Computer Graphics Technology (UX)

Committee Member

2020 – 2021 (exp)

Lauren Werner

Chair: Brandon Pitts

Industrial Engineering (Human Factors)

2019 – 2021 (exp)

Justin Legare

Chair: David Whittinghill

Computer Graphics Technology

2019 – 2020 (exp)

Patrick Teall

Chair: Esteban Garcia

Thesis: Perception of Embodiment in Immersive Virtual Experiences: An Exploratory Study

Computer Graphics Technology

2019 – 2020 

Yash Gugale

Chair: Vetria Byrd

Thesis: Exploring Ecosystems in Indiana’s Education and Workforce Development Using a Data Visualization Dashboard

Computer Graphics Technology

2019 – 2020 

Syed Faaiz Hussain

Chair: Tim McGraw

Thesis: A Comparison of 3D Shape Recognition in Computer Aided Design Between Virtual Reality and Conventional Two-Dimensional Displays

Computer Graphics Technology

2019 – 2020 

Apurva Nagarajan

Chair: Yingjie (Victor) Chen

Thesis: Colored Slope Graph—Visualization of Time Series Data

Computer Graphics Technology

2018 – 2019 

Keyuan Zhou

Chair: Yingjie (Victor) Chen

Thesis: Effects of Target Size on Finger Contact Area in Touching the Interface of Appliances 

Computer Graphics Technology

2018 – 2019 

Pradeep Periasamy

Chair: Vetria Byrd

Thesis: Generative Adversarial Networks for Lupus Diagnostics

Computer Graphics Technology

2018 – 2019 

Suyash Agrawal

Chair: Alka Hariger

Thesis: Using Rapid Application Development for Software Development Projects

Computer & Information Technology

2018 – 2019 

Chris Watkins

Chair: Colin Gray

Thesis: Student Design-Value Tensions in Real-World Practice

Computer Graphics Technology (UX)

2017 – 2018

Stephanie Knab

Chair: Mihaela Vorvoreanu

Thesis: Understanding how Climate Change Skeptics Interpret a Data Visualization

Computer Graphics Technology (UX)

2016 – 2017

Sindhura Elluri

Chair: Alejandra Magana

Thesis: A Machine Learning Approach for Identifying the Effectiveness of Simulation Tools for Conceptual Understanding

Computer & Information Technology

2016 – 2017

Akshob Dasaiah Aravind

Chair: Nathan Hartman

Thesis: A Study on Understanding the Creation of Component Maintenance Manual Using Model-Based Definition

Computer Graphics Technology

2016 – 2017

Sachin Kumarswamy

Chair: Mihaela Vorvoreanu

Thesis: Operationalizing Emotions Based on Click Stream Data on Digital Media Platforms

Computer Graphics Technology

2016 – 2017

Weidan Du

Chair: Yingjie (Victor) Chen

Thesis: Personal Web Library: Organizing and Visualizing Web Browsing History

Computer Graphics Technology

2016 – 2017

Liang Zhao

Chair: Mihaela Vorvoreanu

Thesis: Interface Factors that Affect Users’ Trust Towards Information Visualization

Computer Graphics Technology