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Prof. Tim Dwyer

Professor, Lab Leader

  • Information Visualisation, particularly networks (graphs)
  • Diagram layout algorithms, especially constraint-based layout
  • Diagram design and novel visual representations
  • Interaction techniques for authoring diagrams and exploring large networks
  • Applications of the above, particularly in software engineering and systems biology

Prof. Kim Marriott


  • Ebook usability and document layout issues
  • Information visualization and diagram authoring tools
  • Accessible graphics
  • Constraint programming
  • Cognition of information graphics

Dr. Bernie Jenny

Associate Professor

  • Immersive visualisation (augmented reality and virtual reality) applied to geospatial data
  • Map projections
  • Terrain representation in maps
  • Map design and thematic cartography

Dr. Michael Wybrow

Senior Lecturer

  • Constraint-based network layout
  • Information visualisation
  • User interface and interaction design
  • Connector routing
  • Text and diagram layout

Dr. Sarah Goodwin


  • User-centred Visualisation Design Studies
  • Geographical Information Visualisation
  • Spatial Temporal Visual Analytics
  • Energy Visualisation
  • Visualising Uncertainty

Dr. Barrett Ens


  • Interaction design for Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR and VR)
  • Spatial user interfaces
  • In-situ data visualization
  • Wearable input sensors
  • Visualization and interaction for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Dr. Maxime Cordeil

Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Information Visualisation
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Computer Graphics
  • CSCW

Dr. Tobias Czauderna

Research Fellow

  • Visualisation and layout of biological networks
  • Visual and immersive analytics (in particular in life sciences)
  • Systems Biology Graphical Notation (SBGN)
  • Modification of algorithms to better fit to the underlying hardware
  • Efficient implementation of algorithms on parallel hardware

Dr. Arnaud Prouzeau

Research Fellow

  • Immersive visualization (Augmented and Virtual Reality)
  • Large display
  • Colocated Collaboration
  • Critical Systems (Road traffic, energy, air transport, etc.)

Yalong Yang

Research Fellow

  • Immersive analytics
  • Flow maps
  • Geo-visualisation
  • Interaction

Matthias Klapperstueck

Research Assistant / Programmer

  • SAGE2 App and Framework developer
  • Data visualisation
  • Biological network layout and data mapping
  • Work with embedded devices (RaspberryPi / Arduino)
  • Javascript front and backend developer

Jie "Lewis" Liu

PhD Student

  • Information visualization
  • Network layout
  • User interface design
  • Software engineering

Peter Hoghton

PhD Student

  • Mixed Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • Natural User Interfaces
  • Game Design

Ying Yang

PhD Student

  • Information visualisation
  • Ontology visualisation
  • Visual analytics for biomedical ontologies

Kadek Satriadi

PhD Student

  • Geovisualization
  • 3D spatial interactions
  • Mixed-reality displays

Benjamin Lee

PhD Student

  • Immersive Analytics
  • Collaboration
  • Data visualisation
  • AR/VR

Jiazhou "Joe" Liu

PhD Student

  • Immersive visualisation
  • Small multiples visualisation
  • Building information modelling visualisation
  • Interaction design for Virtual Reality

Andrew Persic

UROP student

  • Information Visualisation
  • Virtual Reality
  • Bioinformatics

Dr. Richard Cox

Adjunct Associate Professor

  • reasoning with external representations e.g. diagrams
  • technology-enhanced learning, e-learning
  • evaluation, learning analytics
  • STEM education/computational thinking



Prof. Peter J. Stuckey


  • Constraint programming
  • Logic programming
  • Programming languages
  • Bioinformatics
  • Constraint-based graphics

Dr. Matthew Butler

Senior Lecturer

  • Emergent multimedia and games technologies
  • Information visualisation
  • Use of emergent technologies in education
  • Interface and interaction design for large-scale multi-touch surfaces

Dr. Yuan-Fang Li

Senior Lecturer

  • Semantic Web
  • Ontology languages & visualisation
  • Knowledge representation
  • Software engineering

Dr. Andrew Fish

Principal Research Fellow

  • visual languages
  • knot theory
  • discrete mathematics

Dr. Cagatay Goncu

Research Fellow

  • Multi-modal Human Computer Interaction
  • Tactile Graphics
  • Universal Accessibility
  • Information Visualization
  • Geographic Information Systems


Past lab members:

Dr Karsten Klein

Research Fellow

  • Information Visualization and Visual Analytics,
    in particular for the life sciences
  • Graph Drawing
  • Algorithm Engineering, in particular for Graph Drawing methods
  • Graph Algorithms, (Clustered) Planarity Testing and Embedding

James Manley

Research Assistant / Programmer

  • Information Visualisation of Big Data
  • Collaborative Interactivity
  • User Experience Design with Emerging Technologies
  • Software Engineering

Kingsley Stephens

Research Programmer

  • 3D graphics
  • VR/AR/MR, Unity 3D
  • Game artificial intelligence
  • Agent-based crowd simulation
  • GPU shader programming

Dr. Steven Kieffer

PhD Student

  • Layout and exploration of network diagrams
  • Constraint-based network layout
  • Systems Biology visualisation (SBGN)
  • Orthogonal layout
  • Argument mapping for mathematics (proof visualisation)

Matthew Coller

PhD Student

  • scientific visualisation
  • temporal cartography and map animation
  • geographic information science / systems, and Digital Earth systems
  • full range of temporal sciences eg. history, archaeology, geology, etc.
  • natural hazard risk assessment and visualisation

Dr. Vahan Yoghourdjian

PhD Student

  • Layout and exploration of network diagrams
  • Information Visualisation
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Semantic Web
  • Knowledge representation

Chunlei Chang

PhD Student

  • Information Visualisation
  • Collaborative User Interfaces
  • Interaction techniques to explore large multivariate datasets

Anuradha Madugalla

PhD Student

  • Image Processing
  • Accessible Graphics
  • Information Visualization
  • Forensic Facial Reconstruction