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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

2015 – present

 

Informatics, Editorial Board Member

Journal of Interactive Learning Research, Editorial Board Member

 

Reviewing

Journal

Conference

Committees and Chairing

2019

2019 – 2020

2017 – 2019

2017 – 2019

2018 – 2019

2018

 

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

ACM IUI, Program Committee Member

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

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

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

ACM CHI, Session Chair

Funding

External

2018 – 2020

 

National Science Foundation

2018 – 2020

 

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

2017 – 2021

 

University of California – San Diego / National Science Foundation

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

2018 – 2021 (exp)

 

Ali Baigelenov

Focus: cognitive psychology, information visualization, design

Polytechnic

2015 – 2019 

 

Ya-Hsin Hung (Co-chair with Steven Landry)

Dissertation: Affective Engagement in Information Visualization

Industrial Engineering

Committee Member

2019 – current

Shruthi Sai Chuvukula

Chair: Colin Gray

Focus: HCI, ethics, design

Polytechnic

2018 – current

Yoselyn Walsh

Chair: Alejandra Magana

Focus: STEM education, haptics, embodied cognition

Polytechnic

2018 – current

 

Wei Shuang

Chair: Yingjie (Victor) Chen

Focus: learning analytics, information visualization

Polytechnic

2017 – current

 

Audrey Reinert

Chair: Steven Landry

Focus: human factors, human-machine interaction, event data

Industrial Engineering

2017 – current

 

Shubham Agrawal

Chair: Srinivas Peeta

Focus: human factors, autonomous vehicles, driver cognition

Civil Engineering

2016 – 2018

 

Alejandro Guayaquil Sosa

Dissertation: Optimizing Exploded Views for Complex Meshes

Chair: Tim McGraw

Polytechnic

MS

Chair or Co-Chair

2019 – 2020 (exp)

 

Myeonghan Ryu

Computer Graphics Technology

2018 – 2019 (exp)

 

Yu-Shen Ho

Computer Graphics Technology (UX)

2018 – 2019 

 

Marlo Owczarzak

Thesis: Perceptions of Audio Notifications Within a Mobile Messaging Experience

Computer Graphics Technology (UX)

2018 – 2019 

 

Lingyi Zhang

Thesis: A Study on Users’ Discovery Process of Amazon Echo Dot’s Capabilities

Computer Graphics Technology (UX)

2018 – 2019 

 

Yexin Wang (Co-chair with Colin Gray)

Thesis: Understanding Animation Use on Mobile Interfaces

Computer Graphics Technology (UX)

2017 – 2018

 

Michael Saenz

Thesis: Task Performance with Space-Time Cube Visualizations: Differences Between HoloLens and Desktop Users

Computer Graphics Technology (UX)

2016 – 2017

 

Ali Baigelenov

Thesis: Interactivity Factors in Visualization-Based Exploratory Search

Computer Graphics Technology (UX)

Committee Member

2019 – 2020 (exp)

Xiao Lei

Chair: Vetria Byrd

Computer Graphics Technology

2019 – 2020 (exp)

Apurva Nagarajan

Chair: Yingjie (Victor) Chen

Computer Graphics Technology

2018 – 2019 (exp)

Keyuan Zhou

Chair: Yingjie (Victor) Chen

Computer Graphics Technology

2018 – 2019 (exp)

Pradeep Periasamy

Chair: Vetria Byrd

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