Visualizing and Interacting with Trees and Graphs
26th September 2011, Time 14:30
Entrée libre et gratuite.
PCRI Bât 560, Salle 475 (near the entrance)
How to get here
The talk will be held in the new PCRI building, in the north section. Consult this page for instructions on how to get to the PCRI Building
This talk will cover recently published and not-yet-published work done at ETS involving trees and graphs. I will show: an evaluation of new animated transitions in visualizations of trees; a comparative analysis of the space-efficiency of drawings of trees; a taxonomy of hybrid visualizations of trees, graphs, and compound graphs (a.k.a. clustered graphs) including one hybrid that combines NodeTrix and MatLink; a technique for drawing bipartite graphs using unambiguous edge bundling with a radial layout; a bimanual (two-handed) user interface for manipulating a graph; and a multitouch interface for manipulating a graph. A multitouch 3M screen will be available at the end of the talk for audience members to try. This is joint work with students Maxime Dumas, David Guilmaine, Skand Hurkat, Sébastien Rufiange, Erick Velazquez Godinez, Christophe Viau, and Marie-Claire Willig, and Professors Christopher Fuhrman and Jean-Marc Robert. La présentation sera en anglais, mais les questions en français seront bienvenues.
Michael McGuffin is an Associate Professor at ETS, a French-language engineering school in Montreal, Canada, where his students and he do research in information visualization and human-computer interaction. He has published two papers (with Ravin Balakrishnan) cited more than 100 times each, and in 2009, his paper at the IEEE Information Visualization Conference (InfoVis 2009) received an Honorable Mention. When he's not in his office, he likes to sip bubble tea, ride his bicycle, or spend time with his progeny. Papers and youtube videos of his research are at http://profs.etsmtl.ca/mmcguffin/