Robert S. Laramee
r.s.laramee "at" swansea.ac.uk
Current Address: (new as of 4 July 2017)
30 Golwg Y Garreg Wen
(Plot 26 Glan yr Afon)
Swansea SA1 2EW
Wales, UK
mobile: (+44) 0777 2922 564
Business Address:
Computer Science Department
Swansea University
Swansea
SA2 8PP
Wales, UK
(+44) 01792 602-609
Education PhD in Computer Science, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, 2005
MSc in Computer Science, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 2000
BS in Physics with a minor in Computer Science, Cum Laude, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1997
Study of Physics and Computer Science, University of Hull, Kingston-Upon-Hull, England, 1995-96 (exchange student program)
Experience
2006-present
Computer Science, Swansea University, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales, UK, http://www.swansea.ac.uk/compsci/
Associate Professor in Visualization, 2013-present
Senior Lecturer in Visualization, 2010-2013
Lecturer in Visualization, 2006-2010
Responsible for teaching and research in the areas of data visualization and software engineering with emphasis on information and scientific visualization. Dr Laramee has taught or contributed to 23 undergraduate and postgraduate modules since joining Swansea University. He has published more than 120 internationally refereed, scientific research papers, 3 of which received best paper award, and served on more than 100 International Program Committees (IPCs). He is editor of three conference proceedings on information visualization (IVAPP 2012-2014), served as guest editor for the Computers & Graphics (C&G) journal, and is Conference Co-Chair of EuroVis 2014, the premiere European conference on data visualization. He has given more than 75 invited talks, including 5 Keynotes, spanning 10 countries and serves as peer-reviewer for more than 55 conferences, journals, workshops, funding agencies, and professional organizations. He is also a top-cited author in the Computer Graphics Forum (CGF) journal (top 2%). His work is cited more than 3,300 times according to Google Scholar. His research and teaching videos have been viewed more than 23,000 times according to YouTube.
2001-2006 VRVis Research Center, Donau-City-Strasse 1, 1220 Vienna, Austria, http://www.VRVis.at/
Senior Researcher and Software Engineer
VRVis is a research center that attempts to form a transfer-of-knowledge bridge between universities and the private industry sector in Austria. In this specific case, the private sector is AVL (www.avl.com) and the university is Vienna University of Technology. As a senior researcher, I carry out research and development in the area of scientific visualization. The focus of the research is in the area flow visualization and the software, written in C++, is developed jointly with AVL. All development is carried out directly within the software environment of AVL in order to take advantage of the commercial benefits that result from the research. Thus the novel algorithms I have written can immediately be sold to AVL's customers. AVL's software is designed to visualize the results of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations. Please see the accompanying list of research publications for results from this collaboration.
1998-2001
Department of Computer Science, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, U.S., http://www.cs.unh.edu/
Research Assistant
Performed research and software development in the fields of computer graphics, scientific visualization, and human-computer interaction (HCI). The focus of the scientific visualization was in the area of multiresolution (MR) and adaptive resolution (AR) visualization. I implemented an isosurface renderer that supports visualization of both MR and AR data. The software implementation of the isosurface renderer was written in Java 1.2/2.0 and used the VisAD, Java3D, and Mesa/OpenGL graphics libraries. The focus of the HCI research was on the visual problems associated with the use of monocular head mounted displays. We carried out a series of user studies that emphasize perceptual problems related to the use of this type of display. Please see publications list for results of this research.
1997-2000 Department of Computer Science, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, U.S., http://www.cs.unh.edu/
Computer Applications Instructor/Lecturer
Responsible for preparing and teaching a survey computer science course at UNH that provides a balanced theoretical and hands-on overview covering the topics of operating systems, computer architecture, networking, computer graphics and databases. The course also introduced the features of the UNIX, Macintosh, and other operating systems as well as popular business office software including word processing, spreadsheet, and simple database applications. I also prepared and carried out accompanying computer lab sessions to complement the in-class work. Approximately 475 students attended the lecture over the course of four years.
Professional Leadership Roles

[131]  Chair of Computer Graphics and Visual Computing (CGVC) Conference Swansea, Wales, September 2018
- http://www.eguk.org.uk/

[130]  Chair of The British Chapter of Eurographics (EGUK) 2018-present
- http://www.eguk.org.uk/

[129]  Co-Chair of EuroVis State-of-the-Art Reports (STAR) 2018 in Brno, Czech Republic, 4-8 June 2018
- http://www.eurovis2018.org/

[128]  Editorial Board Member of Computer Graphics Forum (CGF), 2017-2020
- wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1467-8659

[127]  Director of the College of Science (CoS) Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), Swansea University, 2016-present
- http://www.swansea.ac.uk/science/research/dtc/

[126]  College of Science Postgraduate Research Director of Studies (PGR DoR), Swansea University, 2016-present
- http://www.swansea.ac.uk/science/

[125]  Co-Director of Swansea University's Centre on Digital Adventures and Humanities (CODAH), 2014-present
- http://codah.swansea.ac.uk

[124]  Editorial Board Member of the journal Computers, ISSN 2073-431X, 2016-2017
- http://http://www.mdpi.com/journal/computers/

[123]  Regional Manager of New Computing Technologies (NCT) Wales, 2013-2015
- http://nctwales.net

[122]  Conference Co-Chair of the EuroVis Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2014) in Swansea, Wales, UK 2014
- http://eurovis.swansea.ac.uk

[121]  Workshops Co-Chair of the EuroVis Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2014) in Swansea, Wales, UK 2014
- http://eurovis.swansea.ac.uk

[120]  Program Co-Chair of IVAPP 2014 -The International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications in Lisbon, Portugal, 5-9 January 2014
- http://www.ivapp.visigrapp.org/

[119]  Workshop Co-Chair for the EuroVis Workshop on Reproducibility, Verification, and Validation in Visualization (EuroVVV) in Leipzig, Germany, 17-21 June 2013 (in conjunction with EuroVis 2013)
- http://www.eurovvv.org

[118]  Program Co-Chair of IVAPP 2013 -The International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications in Barcelona, Spain, 23-26 February 2013
- http://www.ivapp.visigrapp.org/

[117]  Program Co-Chair of IVAPP 2012 -The International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications in Rome, Italy, 24-26 February 2012
- http://www.ivapp.visigrapp.org/

[116]  Co-Chair of EUROGRAPHICS Posters 2011 in Llandudno, Wales, 11-15 April 2011
- http://eg2011.bangor.ac.uk/calls.html

[115]  Program Chair of The Research Institute of Visual Computing (RIVIC) Graduate School, 6-9 April 2010, Swansea, UK
- RIVIC Graudate School 2010

[114]  Workshop Co-Chair for the Knowledge-Assisted Visualization (KAV) Workshop in Columbus, Ohio, 19 October 2008 (in conjuction with IEEE Visualization 2008)
- http://kav.cs.wright.edu

[113]  Organizing Chair for the Knowledge-Assisted Visualization (KAV) Workshop 2007 in Sacramento, California, 29 October 2007 (in conjuction with IEEE Visualization 2007)
- http://www.cs.swan.ac.uk/KAV2007/

[112]  Organizing Chair of the first Topology-Based Methods in Visualization (Topo-In-Vis) Workshop in Budmerice, Slovakia, 29-30 September 2005,
- http://www.VRVis.at/topo-in-vis/

Professional Activities and International Program Committee (IPC) Memberships

[111]   IPC Member for the IEEE Scientific Visualization (SciVis) Conference,
2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017
- http://ieeevis.org/

[106]   IPC Member of EuroVis Conference on Visualization (EuroVis)
2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017
- http://www.eurovis.org/

[101]   IPC Member of EuroVis Short Papers in conjunction with the EuroVis Conference on Visualization (EuroVis),
2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 2017
- http://www.eurovis.org/

[96]   IPC Member for the Computer Graphics and Visual Computing (CGVC) Conference,
2014, 2016, 2017
- http://www.eguk.org.uk/

[93]   IPC Member of Topology-Based Methods in Visualization (TopoInVis)
2011, 2013, 2015, 2017,
- http://www.topoinvis.org/

[89]   IPC Member of the Spring Conference on Computer Graphics (SCCG),
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016,
- http://www.sccg.sk/

[82]   IPC Member of the 12th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering (ENASE)
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,
- http://www.enase.org/

[73]   IPC Member of the International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC)
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
- http://www.isvc.net

[64]   Organizing Committee Member of the International Conference on Big Data Analysis and Data Mining
2016, 2017
- http://datamining.conferenceseries.com/

[62]   IPC Member for the Cross Domain Conference for Machine Learning and Knowledge Extraction (CD-MAKE) 2017
- https://cd-make.net/

[61]   IPC and Advisory Committee Member of the International Conference on Applications and Systems of Visual Paradigms (VISUAL)
2016, 2017
- http://www.iaria.org/

[59]   Organizing Committee Member of the Global Summit and Expo on Multimedia & Applications
2015, 2016, 2017,
- http://multimedia.global-summit.com/

[56]   IPC Member of the International Conference on Information Science and Applications (ICISA),
2015, 2016, 2017
- http://icatse.org/icisa2017/

[53]   IPC Member of the International Conferences on Pervasive Patterns and Applications, PATTERNS
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
- http://www.iaria.org/

[48]   IPC Member of the Forum Media Technology
2016, 2017
- http://fmt.fhstp.ac.at

[46]   IPC Member of the International Conference on IT Convergence and Security (ICITCS),
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
- http://icatse.org/icitcs/

[42]   IPC Member of The International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI) 2016,
- http://vinci-conf.org/

[41]   IPC Member of International Conference on Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision, and Image Processing (CGVCVIP)
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
- http://www.cgv-conf.org/

[30]   Industy Liaison Chair for the EuroVis Conference on Visualization (EuroVis), 2016
- http://www.cs.rug.nl/jbi/eurovis2016/

[29]   IPC Member of the Workshop on Reproducibility, Verification, and Validation in Visualization (EuroRV3), in conjunction with the EuroVis Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) 2016
- http://www.eurorvvv.org/

[28]   IPC Member of the International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation (InfoComp)
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
- http://www.iaria.org/

[24]   Steering Committee Member of the International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users (MOBILITY)
2018
- http://www.iaria.org/conferences2018/ComMOBILITY18.html

[23]   IPC Member of The Workshop on Intelligent Data Analytics and Visualizaiton (IDAVis) (in conjuction with the Edutainment conference), 2016,
- http://www.edutainment2016.org/workshop.html

[22]   IPC Member of The 2nd International Conference on Information Science and Security (ICISS) 2015,
- http://icatse.org/iciss/

[21]   IPC Member of the International Conference on Mobile and Wireless Technology (ICMWT) 2015,
- http://icmwt.org/

[20]   IPC Member of the 8th International Conference on Enriching Health Data for Research and Practice (USAB), 2014
- http://www.ocg.at/usab14

[19]   International Scientific Committee Member of HCI-KDD, the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Knowledge Discovery from Data (KDD), Expert Network, 2014
- http://www.hci4all.at/expert-network-hci-kdd/

[18]   Panel Member of the Doctoral Colloquium at IVAPP -The International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications in 2014
- http://www.ivapp.visigrapp.org/

[17]   Publications Technician for the IEEE VIS Proceedings,
2011, 2012, 2013
- http://visweek.org/

[14]   IPC Member of Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics (TPCG) -the UK Chapter of the Eurographics Association (EGUK)
2007, 2008, 2012, 2013
- http://www.eguk.org.uk/

[10]   IPC Member of IVAPP-The International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications, 2013
- http://www.ivapp.visigrapp.org/

[9]   IPC Member of SIGRAD–Interactive Visual Analysis of Data, the Swedish Chapter of EUROGRAPHICS, 2012
- http://cs.lnu.se/sigrad2012/

[8]   IPC Member of the Working with Uncertainty Workshop 2011, (in conjunction with IEEE VisWeek 2011) 2011
- http://www.sci.utah.edu/uncertainty2011/

[7]   IPC Member of EUROGRAPHICS Education Papers 2011
- http://eg2011.bangor.ac.uk/calls/education.html

[6]   Panel Member of the Doctoral Colloquium at IEEE VisWeek 2010,
- http://vis.computer.org/VisWeek2010/session/colloq/html

[5]   Panel Member of the Doctoral Research Workshop at the International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV10), 2010
- http://www.graphicslink.co.uk/IV10/IV_PhD_Workshop.htm

[4]   IPC Member of IEEE VisWeek - Visualization Posters, 2009
- http://vis.computer.org/VisWeek2009/

[3]   IPC Member of ReVisE (Refactoring Visualization from Experience) Workshop, 2009 (held in conjunction with IEEE VisWeek 2009)
- http://revise.cs.wright.edu

[2]   IPC Member of SimVis, the Annual Conference for Simulation and Visualization 2008
- http://www.simvis.org/

[1]   IPC Member of CyberGames-the International Conference on Games Research and Development, 2008
- http://www.coetechweek.com/cybergames/

Reviewing: Laramee has performed more than 300 reviews for journals, conferences, workshops, funding agencies and similar venues. He reviews for the following: Journals

  1. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE TVCG)
  2. Computer Graphics Forum (CGF)
  3. The Journal of Visualization (JoV)
  4. Computers and Graphics (C&G)
  5. The Computer Journal
  6. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications (IEEE CG&A)
  7. The Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST)
  8. The International Journal of Uncertainty Quantification (IJUQ)
  9. The Environmental Modelling & Software (ENSOFT) Journal
  10. ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (ACM TiiS)
  11. Journal of Graphics Tools
  12. Scientific Research and Essays
  13. BMC Bioinformatics
  14. Applied Mathematics-A Journal of Chinese Universities
  15. Astronomy and Computing (ASCOM), Elsevier
  16. Graphical Models (GMOD), Elsevier
  17. Environmental Sciences, OMICS Publishing
  18. Symmetry, MDPI
  19. Earth Science Informatics (ESIN), Springer
  20. Journal of Engineering Mathematics, Springer
  21. The Visual Computer, Springer
  22. The Journal of Visual Languages & and Computing (JVLC)
  23. Information Visualization (SAGE)
  24. Journal of Computer Science Applications and Information Technology (Symbiosis)

    Conferences

  25. The IEEE Visualization Conference (SciVis)
  26. EUROGRAPHICS (EG), the annual conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics
  27. The IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (IEEE VAST)
  28. EuroVis, the Eurographics/VGTC Conference on Visualization
  29. Graphics Interface (GI)
  30. Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics (TPCG)
  31. The IADIS International Conference on Computer Graphics and Visualization (CGV)
  32. The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)
  33. The Spring Conference on Computer Graphics (SCCG)
  34. The International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management (KGCM)
  35. The IEEE Pacific Visualization Conference (PacificVis)
  36. The International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering (ENASE)
  37. The WSCG (Winter School of Computer Graphics) conference on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision
  38. Computer Graphics International (CGI)
  39. Annual Conference of the Swedish Chapter of EUROGRAPHICS (SIGRAD)
  40. The IEEE Information Visualization Conference (InfoVis)
  41. Pacific Graphics
  42. SIGGRAPH Offsite Reviewer
  43. The International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation (InfoComp)

    Workshops and Symposia

  44. The International Workshop on Volume Graphics (VG)
  45. The International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC)
  46. The ReVisE (Refactoring Visualization from Experience) Workshop, in Atlantic City, NJ, Oct. 11-16, 2009 (held in conjunction with IEEE VisWeek 2009)
  47. The International Workshop on Visualization in Medicine and Life Sciences (VMLS)
  48. International Symposium on Models and Modeling Methodologies in Science and Engineering (MMMse)
  49. The Working with Uncertainty Workshop 2011, (in conjunction with IEEE VisWeek 2011) Providence, RI
  50. IEEE Visualization VIS Tutorials

    Funding Agencies

  51. The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  52. The Royal Society-the UK's National Academy of Science (royalsociety.org)
  53. Swansea University's Bridging the Gaps (BTG) funding scheme (in conjunction with Swansea University Research Forum-SURF)
  54. Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
  55. The Austrian Science Fund (Der FWF -Fonds zur Foerderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung)
  56. The Chilean National Fund for Scientific & Technological Development (FONDECYT)
  57. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  58. The National Science Foundation, US (NSF)
Other Activities and Services:
  • External Examiner for the PhD thesis, Visualization of Analytics Provenance for Sensemaking by Phong Hai Nguyen, Department of Computer Science, Middlesex University, 1 September 2017
  • External Examiner for the PhD thesis, Systemizing Glyph Design for Visualization by Eamonn Maguire, Department of Computer Science, Oxford University, 19 February 2015
  • Chair of Examining Board for the PhD thesis, Volume and Image Reconstruction: Variations and Acceleration of Expectation Maximization and Filtered Back Projection by Andrew Neil Ryan, Department of Computer Science, Swansea University, 9 February 2015
  • Internal Examiner for the MRes thesis, Rendering Quadratic Bezier Triangles: An Analytical, Non-Iterative Approach by Valentin Bervondel, Department of Computer Science, Swansea University, 2 Dec 2013
  • Chair of Examining Board for the PhD thesis, Hierarchies for Efficient Clausal Entailment Checking: With Applications to Satisfiability and Knowledge Compilation by Matthew Gwynne, Department of Computer Science, Swansea University, 22 November 2013
  • Internal Examiner for the MRes thesis, Neighbourhood Wattch: Social Resource Monitoring by Chris Elsmore, Department of Computer Science, Swansea University, 27 August 2010
  • Chair of Examining Board for the PhD thesis, Property Preserving Development and Testing for CSP-CASL by Temesghen Kahsai, Department of Computer Science, Swansea University, 7 May 2010
  • Internal Assessor of Masters Degree Programme in Computer Animation at the British Institute of Technology & E-commerce (BITE), London
    - http://www.bite.ac.uk
  • Internal Examiner for the PhD thesis, An Ontological Approach to Information Visualization by Owen T. Gilson, Department of Computer Science, Swansea University, April 2009
  • Internal Examiner for the PhD thesis, Autonomic Visualization by David Chisnall, Department of Computer Science, Swansea University, December 2007
  • Member, IEEE Computer Society 2003-present
  • Member of EUROGRAPHICS, the European Association for Computer Graphics 2002-present
Awards

Facilitating Multi-Translation Corpus Analysis , Tom Cheesman (Principal Investigator), Robert S Laramee (Co-Investigator), British Academy, BA/Leverhulme Research Grants--SRG 2016 Round, 2016-2017 (Ref SG160436) £9,983.64

Visual Analytics of Call-Centre Customer Experience and Satisfaction, Robert S. Laramee (Principal Investigator), Rita Borgo (Co-Investigator), Gary Smith (Industry Co-Investigator), Rebecca Balmer (Industry Co-Investigator), Phil Smith (Industry Co-Investigator), Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS) (PhD studentship in cooperation with QPC Ltd., www.qpc.com), 2016-2019, £55,026.00

Real-Time, Human-Centred Visualization of Big Data, Robert S. Laramee (Principal Investigator), Markus Roggenbach (Co-Investigator), Harri Mansikkamaki, (Industry Co-Investigator), Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS) (PhD studentship in cooperation with Leadin UK Ltd., www.leadin.co.uk), 2016-2018, £55,026.00

Big Scripture: Tracking Translations, Citations and Paraphrases in Multilingual e-Corpus Text Data, Tom Cheesman (Principal Investigator), Robert S Laramee (Co-Investigator), Swansea University Research Scholarships 2016-2017 (PhD studentship), 2016-2018, £54,327.00

Visualizing Customer Journeys Through the Call Centre Landscape, Robert S. Laramee (Principal Investigator), Rita Borgo (Co-Investigator), Gary Smith (Industry Co-Investigator), Rebecca Balmer (Industry Co-Investigator), Phil Smith (Industry Co-Investigator), Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS) (PhD studentship in cooperation with QPC Ltd., www.qpc.com), 2015-2018, £55,026.00

Visual Analytics of Requirement Uncertainty, Robert S. Laramee (Principal Investigator), Markus Roggenbach (Co-Investigator), Llyr Wyn Jones (Industry Co-Investigator), Huw Price (Industry Co-Investigator), Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS) (in cooperation with Grid-Tools Ltd., www.grid-tools.com), 2015-2018, £55,026.00

CODAH Cross-Disciplinary Bid Development Workshop, Robert S. Laramee (Principal-Investigator), Tom Cheesman (Principal-Investigator), College of Science Research Fund 2015/2016, Swansea University, 2015-2016, £1,692.00

Texas Strategic Partnership for Collaboration, Robert S. Laramee (Principal-Investigator), mobility award funded by the Texas Research Excellence Showcase, Swansea University, 2015, £1,780.00

Visualizing Customer Journeys Through the Call Centre Landscape Robert S Laramee (Principal Academic Investigator), Rebecca Palmer (Principle Industry Investigator), Phil Smith–CEO, QPC Ltd., awarded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), UK (Ref 41323-293384), 2014-2016, £494,576.00

The Visual Automated Search for Super Influences, Nuria Lorenzo-Dus (Principal Investigator), Robert S. Laramee (Co-Investigator), Bridging the Gaps (BTG) Escalator Fund Award, Swansea University Research Forum (SURF) (BTG), 2013-2014, £4,966.00

Reverse Strategic Insight Programme Placement, Robert S. Laramee (Principal-Investigator), Jeff Francis (Co-Investigator), in conjunction with Beta Omega Ltd., funded by the Strategic Insight Programme (Ref 326/11G003/SWU R5 3015), 2013, £2,000.00

Translation Arrays: Version Variation Visualisation: Phase 2.1, Tom Cheesman (Principal Investigator), Robert S. Laramee (Co-Investigator), David Berry (Co-Investigator), Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH) Research Initiatives Fund (RIF), Swansea University, 2012-2013, £7,453.70

Data Visualization for the Future, Robert S. Laramee (Principal Investigator), Markus Roggenbach (Co-Investigator), Alan Watkins (Co-Investigator), James Davies (Co-Investigator), Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS) Mini Grant (in cooperation with We Predict Ltd., www.wepredict.co.uk), 2012-2013, £31,124.06

Translation Arrays: Version Variation Visualization Phase 2, Tom Cheesman (Principal Investigator), Robert S. Laramee (Co-Investigator), Bridging the Gaps (BTG) Escalator Fund Award, Swansea University Research Forum (SURF) (BTGE044), 2012, £3,000.00

Visualization of Flow Past a Marine Turbine: The Search for Sustainable Energy, Robert S. Laramee (Principal Investigator), T. Nick Croft (Co-Investigator), Bridging the Gaps (BTG) Escalator Fund Award, Swansea University Research Forum (SURF) (BTGE045), 2012, £5,000.00

Advanced Visualization of Animal Tracking Data, Robert S. Laramee (Principal Investigator), Markus Roggenbach (Co-Investigator), Huw Price (Co-Investigator), Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS) Mini Grant (in cooperation with Grid-Tools Ltd., www.grid-tools.com ), 2011-2012, £31,124.06

Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Techniques to Generation of Test Data with Trends, Markus Roggenbach (Principal Investigator), Robert S. Laramee (Co-Investigator), Huw Price (Co-Investigator and Director of Grid Tools Ltd.), Access to Masters (ATM) Grant (in cooperation with Grid-Tools Ltd., www.grid-tools.com), 2011-2012, £8,450.00

Translation Arrays: Version Variation Visualization, Tom Cheesman (Principal Investigator), Jonathan Hope (Co-Investigator), Robert S. Laramee (Co-Investigator), Research Grant funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC AH/J012483/1) 2012, £30,000.00. This project is also featured on Swansea University's web page of research projects highlights. Click here to view the story.

Advanced Visualization of Electroencephalography (EEG) Data, Robert S. Laramee (Principal Investigator), Christoph Weidemann (Co-Investigator), Bridging the Gaps (BTG) Escalator Fund Award, Swansea University Research Forum (SURF) (BGTE004), 2011, £7,000.00

Othello: Visualizing Re-Translation Variation, Tom Cheesman (Principal Investigator), David Berry (Co-Investigator), Robert S. Laramee (Co-Investigator), Andrew J Rothwell (Co-Investigator), Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH) Research Initiatives Fund (RIF), Swansea University, 2011, £13,567.00

Advanced Visual Interfaces for Information Seeking and Retrieval, Robert S. Laramee (Principal Investigator), Max L. Wilson (Co-Investigator), Professor David Crawford (Co-Investigator), Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS) Grant (in cooperation with Telecom Technologies Ltd.), 2010-2013, £96,914.37

Interactive, High-Dimensional Flow Visualization Using Image Space-Based Approaches by Robert S. Laramee (Principal Investigator), Research Grant funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Resource Council (EPSRC EP/F002335/1), UK, 2007-2010, £232,272.00

Honors and Impact

In July 2017, Using Data Visualisation to beat the Call Centre Curse by Richard Roberts and Robert S Laramee was published in The Conversation. Here is a link to the article. It is re-published by: World News.com , Yahoo! , News Flash , and Swansea University .

On 18 January 2016, The Daily Sun Newspaper published the article, Power of Learning Can Transcend Long Distances by Ethan Palmer about Bob's innovative teaching methods. Here is a link to the article.

Richard Roberts, Mark W. Jones, and Robert S. Laramee, received the Best Paper Award at the Eurographics Computer Graphics and Visual Computing (CGVC) 2015 Conference, 16-17 September 2015 in London, for their paper Multi-Dimensional Hybrid Visualisation of Ornithological Sensor Data, http://dx.doi.org/10.2312/cgvc.20151233

Since 2014, Bob has been invited to join the IEEE VGTC Visualization Pioneers Group. Membership is by invitation only and is given to internationally recognized leaders in the field.

According to InTech Publishers, the book chapter by McLoughlin and Laramee has been downloaded over 6,000 times. Tony McLoughlin and Robert S. Laramee, Design and Implementation of Interactive Flow Visualization Techniques, Chapter 6 of Computer Graphics, Nobuhiko Mukai editor, 2012, pages 87-110, InTech Publishers (www.intechweb.org), ISBN 979-953-307-617-0
http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/35943

According to Springer, one of the visual computing volumes edited by al. et, Laramee, has been downloaded more than 57,000 times. Gabriela Csurka, Martin Kraus, Robert S Laramee, Paul Richard, Jose Braz, Editors of Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics–Theory and Applications, Revised Selected Papers from the International Joint Conference, VISIGRAPP 2012, Rome, Italy, 24-26 February 2012, Springer Series: Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 359, 2013, 446 pages, 255 illustrations, ISBN 978-3-642-38240-6.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-38241-3

In Septemeber of 2015, Bob was featured in the CFMS Newsletter (The Centre for Modelling and Simulation) for his contributions to the visualization of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) data. Here is a link to the article: Shining in the Spotlight

On Thursday 14 August 2014, Bob was interviewed by Espinaca de Surinam of the Universidad Nacional de Catamarca, Catamarca, Argentina, on the importance of data visualization, in preparation for the Congreso Visualización de Datos, 4-5 November, 2014 in Bogota, Columbia. Here is a snippet of the interview. The interview was conducted at the SIGGRAPH 2014 conference in Vancouver, Canada where Bob gave an invited Studio Course on Data Visualization.

Bob together with Kamran Sedig, served as Guest Editor for a special issue of the Informatics Journal , Vol. 1, No. 1, June 2014, Special Issue on Interactive Visualizations: Design, Technologies, and Applications, ISSN 2227-9709 ( http://www.mdpi.com/journal/informatics/ )

Flow visualization with stream surfaces, by Matt Edmunds and Bob Laramee, is featured as the banner image for Tidal Turbine Summer Science Exhibition July 2013, an event hosted by the Royal Society.

The Computer Science Demonstration Project Fair, organized by Bob Laramee together with IT Wales, is featured in an IT Wales Online Magazine in June 2013.

Innovative, state-of-the-art information visualizations developed at Swansea University have been incorporated into commercial software. In the autumn of 2012, James Walker worked at Grid Tool Ltd ( www.grid-tools.com ) and developed both angular histograms and spherical angular histograms for the Grid Tools software suite. The visualizations are based on two publications: James Walker, Zhao Geng, Mark W. Jones, and Robert S. Laramee, Visualization of Large, Time-Dependent, Abstract Data with Integrated Spherical and Parallel Coordinates, Proceedings of EuroVis Short Papers 2012, pages 43-47, 5-8 June 2012, Vienna, Austria and Zhao Geng, Zhenmin Peng, Robert S.Laramee, Rick Walker, and Jonathan C. Roberts, Angular Histograms: Frequency-Based Visualizations for Large, High-Dimensional Data, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE TVCG), Vol. 17, No. 12, December 2011, pages 2572-2580

In October of 2012, Bob was interviewed by Michael Erskine of IT Wales. The interview, Interview: Dr Bob Laramee-Shakespeare v Data Visualisation is featured on the IT Wales Magazine web site.

On Wednesday, 15 August 2012, Bob gave an interview to Emily Turner of BBC 1 on the topic of visualizing translations of Shakepeare's Othello in preparation for the BBC 1 Show on Science Development. Shortly thereafter, the story "World writings compared by Swansea University web tool" was published on the BBC News web site (13 Sept 2012). The article focuses on the Version Variation Visualization (VVV) web site. This collaborative work between Tom Cheesman of Modern Languages and Computer Science is featured in a short video on the Swansea University's YouTube series. Here is the YouTube video.

The collaborative, inter-disciplinary visualization project between Tom Cheesman of Modern Languages, Swansea University, Kevin Flanagan, based in Bristol, Zhao Geng, Computer Science at Leeds University, Bob Laramee, Computer Science at Swansea University, and Stephan Thiel, based in Berlin, on visualizing translations of Shakespeare's Othello received very widespread publicity in the popular media. On 10 May 2012, Rob Turner of Wales Online published the article, “Welsh scientists use Shakespeare to unlock the true art of translation”. On Saturday, 19 May 2012, Robin Turner also of the Western Mail published the article entitled, "How Shakespeare is helping to show how world cultures differ", a printed variant of the previous article. On Wednesday, 12 September, 2012, The South Wales Evening Post published the related article, “Researchers' translation boost”. The re-print article "World writings compared by Swansea University web tool" was also published on Bristol Wired on 13 September 2012. A re-print of the same story was also published on Glasgow Wired. The re-print of the BBC News-Technology article was also flagged by News Tech 24.com, again on 13 September 2012.

On 13 Sept 2012, Olivia Solon of the popular Wired Magazine published the article, “Linguistics tool simultaneously compares multiple translations of Othello”. This same article was re-published by Business Perspectives on 13 Sept 2012. On 19 September 2012, Monica Berty of Fragmentary Texts: Collecting and representing quotations of lost authors and works published the article “Version Variation Visualization Project”.

Advanced, Automatic Stream Surface Seeding and Filtering by Matthew Edumunds, Robert S. Laramee, Guoning Chen, Eugene Zhang, and Nelson Max is featured on the cover of the Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics (TPCG) 2012 conference proceedings, pages 53-62 (13-14 September 2012, Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK). Click here to view the cover. This paper also received honourable mention for Best Student Paper at the conference. "Thank you for sending this paper. It was a pleasure to read and an interesting topic chosen," remarked Reviewer 1.

On Tuesday, 26 June 2012, Bob gave an interview to Sylvia Sammer for the Ö1 radio program "Digital Leben". ( http://oe1.orf.at/digitalleben ) Ö1 (Radio Österreich 1) is Austria's number one radio and TV provider and reaches a multi-million listener audience. During the program they discussed the latest research developments on the Advanced Visualization of Animal Tracking Data.

Angular Histograms: Frequency-Based Visualizations for Large, High Dimensional Data by Zhao Geng, Zhenmin Peng, Robert S. Laramee, Rick Walker, and Jonathan Roberts is featured on the front cover of the journal IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE TVCG), Vol. 17, No. 12, December 2011. Click here to view the printed cover of Vol. 17, No. 12.

How to Read a Visualization Paper: Extracting the Essentials is featured on the front cover of IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications (IEEE CG & A) Volume 31, Number 3 May/June 2011 (pages 78-82). This article is also highlighted on Non Profit News.org, one of the world’s most respected sources of news, information, and opinion for the online nonprofit community. It provides a stream of news and resources related to emerging issues in the nonprofit world, with a particular emphasis on communication and new technology. Here's the link to the article.

Using Visualization to Debug Visualization Software is highlighted in the December 2010 issue of Computing Now-( computingNow.computer.org ) a web site featuring content from the IEEE Computer Society's peer-reviewed publications. The article is referenced in the Computing Now newsletter (computingNow.computer.org/newsletter) which reaches more than 76,000 subscribers. Here's the link to the article.

Bob, together with Robert van Liere, Gerik Scheuermann, and Kwan-Liu Ma, is featured as a Guest Editor in a Special Issue of the Computers & Graphics (C&G) journal, Vol. 33, No. 5, October 2009, pages 583-584, on Knowledge Assisted Visualization (KAV). Two workshops on Knowledge Assisted Visualization were organized in 2007 and 2008 in conjunction with the IEEE Visualization Conference. This special issue of C&G contains peer-reviewed, revised, and expanded versions of the four best papers selected from these workshops.

Photos: Data Visualisation –The Case for Graphic Clarity is an article featured on ComputerWeekly.com-a popular web site dedicated to providing IT professionals with the best information, knowledge, and range of solutions that enable them to succeed in industry. This article highlights the research of Grundy et al on the visualization of animal tracking data. Here is a link to the Computer Weekly article. This same research project is also featured on the popular web site The New Scientist (Visions of Data). The New Scientist reports on the very latest science and technology news. The web site has an audience of over 3 million unique users as of March 2009. Here is a link to the New Scientist article.

Edward Grundy, Mark W. Jones, Robert S. Laramee, Rory P. Wilson, and Emily L. C. Shepard received the Best Paper Award at the EuroVis 2009 Conference, June 10 - 12, 2009 in Berlin, Germany for the paper Visualisation of Sensor Data from Animal Movement, published in Computer Graphics Forum (CGF), Vol. 28, No. 3, 2009 pages 815-822. A total of 143 submissions were reviewed in a two-stage process that culminated with 41 papers accepted for an acceptance rate of 29%.

Bob is featured in the Top cited authors from 2000 to March 2009 list in the Computer Graphics Forum (CGF) journal. This is according to the Wiley Publisher's Report presented at the Computer Graphics Forum Editorial Board Meeting, EUROGRAPHICS, Munich, Germany, 31 March 2009. Bob is the 18th most cited author out of approximately 850 (top 2.1%).

How to Write A Visualization Paper: The Art and Mechanics by Robert S. Laramee was selected as one of the best two education papers at the EUROGRAPHICS 2009 conference in Munich, Germany, 2 April 2009. It was expanded based on audience feedback and discussion and is featured as a journal paper in Computer Graphics Forum (CGF), Vol. 29, No. 8, 2010, pages 2363-2371.

Bob and Eddie are featured in Tino Weinkauf's IEEE VisWeek 2007 Fast Forward Slides on Cores of Swirling Motion in Unsteady Flow. Click here to view the slides.

Bob's visualization results, together with Jarke J. van Wijk, Bruno Jobard, and Helwig Hauser, are featured on the front cover of the journal IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE TVCG), Vol. 10, No. 6, November/December 2004 (pages 637-648) from the paper ISA and IBFVS: Image Space Based Visualization of Flow on Surfaces. Click here to view the printed cover of Vol. 10, No. 6.

Hobbies Collecting interesting data sets, drinking single malt Scotch Whisky from the island of Islay (Scotland), Deutsch als Fremdsprache-besonders muendlich, fitness and healthy eating
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