I am a research scientist (CR) at INRIA in the AVIZ research group. My main research interests are: information visualization, visual analytics, computer-supported cooperative work, and human-computer interaction more generally.


January 2021: ACM ISS
I serve as the paper chair of the ISS conference winter submission round together with Morten Fjeld.
October 2020: IEEE VIS 2020
I attended the virtual VIS 2020 this year and had a few contributions. First I spoke on a panel at Beliv 2020 about my reflections on the future of evaluation in visualization, then I spoke at the reVISe townhall answering about the changes coming to VIS 2020, and my students and colleagues also presented some of our joint work (2 papers, 1 short paper, 2 posters) - one poster won the IEEE InfoVis VIS poster design award.
September 2020: Keynote at Mensch und Computer 2020
I gave the virtual keynote of the 2020 Mensch und Computer conference (the German HCI conference). You can see a recording here: https://youtu.be/yF3_bk6DDiM?t=3237
August 2020: Influential Scholar
I made 7th place on the 2020 AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars in Visualization list. (The top 10 most cited scholars from the top venues of this field over the past 10 years).
June 2020: New service role
I serve as the vice-chair of the IEEE VIS steering committee which provides long-term scientific and organizational oversight of the IEEE VIS conference.
March 2020: EMBER grant started
We started the ANR grant EMBER in collaboration with my researchers at Sorbonne University and the University of Bordeau. Lijie Yao started as my intern and will continue her PhD studies on situated visualizations in motion.
November 2019: MicroVis grant started
I started a new ANR PCRI research grant in collaboration with the University of Stuttgart on the topic of Micro Visualizations. Alaul Islam started as my PhD student hired through the grant.
October 2019: IEEE VIS + SEVEN workshop
I left for a busy week at IEEE VIS in Vancouver Canada. I co-taught a tutorial on how to communicate and evaluate VIS research contributions, opened the InfoVis track with my paper co-chairs, attended a CG&A and TVCG editorial board meeting, attended a meeting and townhall as part of my work on the reVISe committee, and served on a panel on Top Research Questions for Empirical Studies in Visualization. At the end of the week I ran a 1.5 day workshop with my team members from the Inria-Calgary associated team SEVEN.
September 2019: Internship - Master Thesis Topics To Come
I will post a number of internship topics on the Aviz jobs page soon. If you are interested in working with me for your Master's thesis, look at the topics and contact me (or propose a new topic). Some of the topics can be continued as PhD topics. Stay tuned...
September 2019: Teaching @ CentraleSupelec
I am teaching a course on Visual Analytics at CentraleSupelec. The class website can be found here.
September 2019: Tutorial @Ubicomp and visit to GICentre
With Bongshin Lee and Eunkyoung Choe I co-taught a tutorial on Visualization at Ubicomp 2019 in London. The next day I visited the amazing GiCentre at City, University of London and gave an invited talk.
July 2019: Keynote at BioVis
I gave a keynote at BioVis 2019 @ISMB in Basel, Switzerland entitled "Physical, Contextual, and Full of Value? What do novel directions in Visualization teach us about judging the value of visualization? "

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