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2019 Updates:

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  • 12-2019: My paper “With Respect to What: Simultaneous Interaction with Dimension Reduction and Clustering Projections” was accepted to IUI 2020.
  • 10-2019: The schedule for the second IEEE VIS MLUI workshop is posted.
  • 09-2019: My co-author paper “A Provenance Task Abstraction Framework” was published in the journal Computer Graphics & Applications.
  • 08-2019: My papers “Pollux: Interactive Cluster-First Projections of High-Dimensional Data” and “Albireo: An Interactive Tool for Visually Summarizing Computational Notebook Structure” have been accepted to VDS at IEEE VIS.
  • 08-2019: My paper “Machine Learning from User Interaction for Visualization and Analytics: A Workshop-Driven Research Agenda” was accepted to this year’s MLUI workshop, as was my co-author paper “DeepVA: Bridging Cognition and Computation through Semantic Interaction and Deep Learning.”
  • 08-2019: This semester, I’m teaching two sections of CS1064 Introduction to Python. 615 total students.
  • 07-2019: My co-author paper “Interactive Visual Analytics for Sensemaking with Big Text” was published in the journal Big Data Research.
  • At EWASS 2019 in Lyon, France, I helped to organize 4 sessions at the intersection of Astronomy and Data Science, presenting an invited talk “Introduction to Python in Astronomy” and a submitted talk “Pulsar to Person (P2P): Data Visualization and Sonification to Experience the Universe.”
  • 05-2019: I attended the ACM CHI Workshop on Human-Centered Machine Learning and presented “Machine Learning from Interaction in Multi-Model Visual Analytics.”
  • 05-2019: My co-author paper “Towards Insight-Driven Sampling for Big Data Visualization” was published in the journal Behaviour & Information Technology.
  • 04-2019: I was awarded the Department of Computer Science Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award and was nominated for a university-wide Favorite Faculty award.
  • 03-2019: I presented a poster “Simultaneous Interaction with Dimension Reduction and Clustering Projections” at IUI 2019.
  • 01-2019: Only 400 students in this semester’s CS1064 Introduction to Python course.

2018 Updates:

  • 11-2018: I was an invited participant at Dagstuhl #18462: Provenance and Logging for Sense Making.
  • 11-2018: I presented my “Data Visualization in Astronomy” talk at Universiteit van Amsterdam.
  • 10-2018: The schedule for our IEEE VIS Machine Learning from User Interaction for Visualization and Analytics workshop is posted.
  • 08-2018: This semester, I’m teaching CS1064 Introduction to Programming in Python to 540 students.
  • 08-2018: My co-author paper “A Bidirectional Pipeline for Semantic Interaction” was accepted to the above workshop at IEEE VIS.
  • 07-2018: My paper “The Effect of Semantic Interaction on Foraging in Text Analysis” was accepted at IEEE VIS (VAST conference track).
  • 07-2018: My co-author paper “SIRIUS: Dual, Symmetric, Interactive Dimension Reductions” was also accepted at IEEE VIS (VAST TVCG track).
  • 07-2018: I was re-elected Vice-President of the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society for a second term.
  • 06-2018: My co-author paper “Observation-Level and Parametric Interaction for High-Dimensional Data Analysis” was published by ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS).
  • 06-2018: Displayed M-Ark and gave an artist panel talk at ISEA 2018, Durban, South Africa.
  • 05-2018: Accepted to the Doctoral Colloquium at IEEE VIS 2018.
  • 04-2018: I was awarded the Computer Science Graduate Student Service Award for my work in restarting the CS Grad Council and serving as interim President.
  • 04-2018: Presented a research talk (“Software Engineers as Partners in Astronomy Software Development”), an artist talk(“Embodied Astronomical Phenomenon: Using Art to Access Astronomy”), and a poster (“Visual Analytics and Semantic Interaction to Explore Astronomical Data”) at EWASS 2018, Liverpool, UK.
  • 04-2018: Accepted an internship at FXPAL for the summer, working in the Enterprise AI research group.
  • 03-2018: My paper “The Cognitive and Computational Benefits and Limitations of Clustering for Sensemaking” was accepted to the “Sensemaking in a Senseless World” workshop at CHI 2018.
  • 01-2018: My co-author paper “Be the Data: Embodied Visual Analytics” was published by IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies.

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