Timesets: Timeline visualization with set relations (Information Visualisation journal 2016)

This paper describes a new method designed for temporal visualization with ‘set’ information. Here the ‘set’ can be different ‘theme’ or ‘topic’, such as person, location, organisation, etc.

It was selected as the journal cover! More information here


Sensepath: Understanding sensemaking process through analytic provenance (TVCG 2015)

The paper is accepted at VAST 2015, and later appeared in the journal TVCG. It introduces a new tool that can save a lot time doing the transcription and coding when analysing the data collected from qualitative studies such as thematic analysis.

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Analytic Provenance for Sensemaking: A Research Agenda (CG&A 2015)

This is the outcomes from the analytic provenance workshop organised at VIS 2014. It provides an overview of the research related to analytic provenance and the challenges/open problems it faces (a lot). PDF (IEEE digital library Xplore)



Concern Level Assessment: Building Domain Knowledge into a Visual System to Support Network Security Situation Awareness (Information Visualisation Journal 2014)

This is a detailed report of our winner entry to the VAST challenge 2012.

Book chapter on Multivariate Network Visualisation

T. J. Jankun-Kelly, T. Dwyer, D. Holten, C. Hurter, M. Nöllenburg, C. Weaver, and K. Xu, “Scalability Considerations for Multivariate Graph Visualization,” in Multivariate Network Visualization, A. Kerren, H. C. Purchase, and M. O. Ward, Eds. Springer International Publishing, 2014, pp. 207–235. PDF.
Multivariate network is a quite challenging problem: it involves both the network structure and the attributes of the nodes and edges. Think of a social network: you have people as the nodes and their relationships as edges; there are information about the people (age, gender, profession) and their relationships (friends/colleague, when it started, etc). Considering both will provide  a deeper look into the social network, but makes the visualisation more difficult at the same time. This book chapter mainly surveys human performance related issues to this type of visualisation. This is an example of my previous work on this topic:

TVCG/VAST 2013: An Extensible Framework for Provenance in Human Terrain Visual Analytics


The paper is accepted by the VAST 2013 conference and will appear in the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. It provides visualisation for different uncertainties in Human Terrain Analyisis and a way to construct narratives of the visual exploration discoveries. PDF

Concern Level Assessment: Building Domain Knowledge into a Visual System to Support Network Security Situation Awareness

This is the journal paper about the VAST Challenge 2012 award. It is accepted by the Information Visualisation journal and will appear shortly. PDF