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Robert S. Laramee, MSc., PhD
Associate Professor in Data Visualization

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  • 2016, Announcements:

    Fully Funded PhD Studentship in Text Visualization : YouTube Video About the Studentship

    Have you ever thought about writing a masters or PhD with a focus on data visualization? Well, if so, come talk to me. (link to the visual computing page). Also, Funding your Postgraduate Studies is a very helpful guide to funding opportunities. There are funding opportunities in the form of scholarships, bursaries, and other sources of financial aid for those wishing to take up postgraduate study. Chinese students are encouraged to consider the Great Britain-China Trust awards See also: great reasons to write an MRes in visual computing degree.

    Collaboration with Industry: Are you a business interested in collaborating with researchers? If so, please let us know. We are looking for a student(s) interested in undertaking leading research work in the field of data visualization. Data visualization, a vibrant, exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field of computer science, is concerned with the use of computers and their graphics capabilities in order to generate meaningful imagery that provides insight into data from various sources. Here is the page to apply. Please let me know if you have questions or would like to talk about applying.

    Research: Bob's main research interests lie in data visualization including scientific and information visualization and visual analytics. The fastest, easiest, and most enjoyable way to get an idea of the research we have done is to simply watch our visualization research videos. These are the only research videos of their kind in the entire United Kingdom. The videos are also availabe on YouTube. YouTube Video About Data Vis

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    Interactive Analytical Treemaps for Visualisation of Call Centre Data
    (with Voiceover)
    Interactive Analytic Treemaps
    MolePathFinder: Interactive Multi-Dimensional Path Filtering of Molecular Dynamics Simulation Data
    TimeClassifier-A Visual Analytic System for the Classification of Time-Series Data
    (with Voiceover)
    Knowledge-Assisted Ranking: A Visual Analytic Application for Sport Event Data
    (with Voiceover)
    Knowledge-Assisted Ranking
    Visualization of Flow Past a Marine Turbine: The Information-Assisted Search for Sustainable Energy
    (with Voiceover)
    Visualization of Flow Past a Marine Turbine
    Glyph Sorting: Interactive Visualization for Multi-dimensional Data
    (with Voiceover)
    Glyph Sorting
    ShakerVis: Visual Analysis of Segment Variation of German Translations of Shakespeare's Othello ShakerVis
    Similarity Measures for Enhancing Interactive Streamline Seeding ShakerVis
    Automatic Stream Surface Seeding: A Feature-Centered Approach Feature-Based Stream Surface Seeding
    Asymmetric Tensor Field Visualization for Surfaces Asymmetric Tensor Field Visualization for Surfaces
    Angular Histograms: Frequency-Based Visualization for Large, High-Dimensional Data Angular Histograms
  • Video: FoamVis: Visualization of 2D Foam Simulation Data
  • Video: Mesh-Driven Vector Field Clustering: An Image-Based Approach
  • Video: Constructing Streak Surfaces in 3D Unsteady Vector Fields
  • Video: Smooth Graphs for Visual Exploration of Higher-Order State Transitions
  • Video: Easy Integral Surfaces: A Fast, Quad-based Stream and Path Surface Algorithm
  • Video: A Distribution-Based Approach to Tracking Points in Velocity Vector Fields
  • Video: Visualization of Sensor Data from Animal Movement
  • Video: Evenly Spaced Streamlines for Surfaces: An Image-Based Approach
  • Video: Vector Glyphs for Surfaces: A Fast and Simple Glyph Placement Algorithm for Adaptive Resolution Meshes
  • Video: Extraction and Visualization of Swirl and Tumble Motion from Engine Simulation Data
  • Video: Texture Advection on Stream Surfaces: A Novel Hybrid Visualization Applied to CFD Simulation Results
  • Video: Visual Analysis and Exploration of Fluid Flow in a Cooling Jacket
  • Video: Investigating Swirl and Tumble Flow with a Comparison of Visualization Techniques
  • Video: Image Space Based Visualization of Unsteady Flow On Surfaces
  • PhD Candidates in Data Visualization
  • Chao Tong , Visualization of Health Care Data, PhD candidate since July 2014
  • Naif Alharbi , Visualization of Molecular Dynamics Simulation Data, PhD candidate since January 2015
  • Richard Roberts , Interactive Visualization of Call Centre Data, PhD candidate since October 2015
  • Liam McNabb , Interactive Smart City Visualization, PhD candidate since January 2016
  • Successful PhD and MRes Graduates in Data Visualization
  • David Chung , PhD, "High-dimensional, Glyph-based Visualization and Interactive Techniques", 2010-2015, jointly supervised with Prof. Min Chen of Oxford University. Dave successfully defended his thesis on 21 Nov '14 and now works for We Predict Ltd.
  • Matthew Edmunds, PhD, "Stream Surface Seeding for Flow Visualization", 2010-2014. Matt successfully defended his PhD thesis on 9 Jan 2014.
  • Dan Lipşa, PhD, "Interactive Visualization of Foam Simulation Data", 2010-2014. Dan successfully defended his PhD Thesis on 16 Dec 2013 and now works for Kitware Inc.
  • James Walker , MRes, "Visualization of Large, High-Dimensional, Time-Dependent, Abstract Data" 2011-2012. James successfully defended his MRes Thesis on 7 Dec 2012 and is now a PhD candidate at Swansea University. ( video of MRes Thesis results )
  • Zhao Geng, PhD, "Visual Analysis of Abstract, Multi-Dimensional Data with Parallel Coordinates", 2009-2012. Geng successfully defended his PhD Thesis on 5 Nov 2012 and works as a PostDoc at Leeds University. ( PDF of thesis )
  • Tony McLoughlin, PhD, "Interactive, 4D Flow Visualization Based on Integral Curves and Surfaces", 2007-2011. Tony successfully defended his PhD thesis on 8 Dec 2011. He now works for Garmin UK Ltd. ( PDF of PhD Thesis )
  • Bo Xia , MRes, "Advanced Visualization of Electroencephalography (EEG) Data", 2010-2011. Bo successfully defended his MRes thesis on 18 November 2011. He now works for Future Facilities Limited. ( video of MRes Thesis results )
  • Zhenmin Peng, PhD, "Interactive Visualization of Computational Fluid Dynamics Data", 2007-2011. Peng successfully defended his PhD thesis on 19 Sep 2011. He now works in the School of Medicine, Swansea University. ( PDF of thesis )
  • Short Bio: Robert S. Laramee received a bachelors degree in physics, cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (ZooMass) in 1997. In 2000, he received a masters degree in computer science from the University of New Hampshire, Durham. He was awarded a PhD from the Vienna University of Technology (Gruess Gott TUWien), Austria at the Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms in 2005. From 2001 to 2006 he was a researcher at the VRVis Research Center ( and a software engineer at AVL ( in the department of Advanced Simulation Technologies. Currently he is an Associate Professor at the Swansea University (Prifysgol Cymru Abertawe), Wales in the Department of Computer Science (Adran Gwyddor Cyfrifiadur). His research interests are in the areas of scientific visualization, information visualization, and visual analytics. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals and conferences.

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