Short Bio

Petra Isenberg is a research scientist (CR1) at Inria, Saclay, France in the Aviz research group. Prior to joining Inria, Petra received her PhD from the University of Calgary in 2009 and her Diplom-degree in Computational Visualistics from the University of Magdeburg in 2004.

Her main research areas are information visualization and visual analytics with a focus on collaborative work scenarios, interaction, and evaluation. She is interested in exploring how people can most effectively work together when analyzing large and complex data sets on novel display technology such as small touch-screens, wall displays, or tabletops.


2009Ph.D. Computer Science University of Calgary
 Co-located Collaborative Information Visualization
 Advisor: Sheelagh Carpendale
 Committee: Saul Greenberg, Amy Gooch, Patrick Feng, Colin Ware
2004Diplom-Engineer University of Magdeburg
 Focus+Context Visualization of Relations in Hierarchical Data
 Advisor: Stefan Schlechtweg
 Second reviewer: Sheelagh Carpendale
1999Abitur Limes-Gymnasium Welzheim, Germany
1997High School Diploma Stephen Decatur Highschool, Decatur, USA

Research Experience and Employment

2010-Inria, Saclay, France
 Research Scientist (rank CR1 since 2013)
Winter 2009/10University of Groningen, Groningen, NL
 Visiting Researcher
2004-2009University of Calgary
 Ph.D. Student Researcher
Fall 2008Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA
 Research Intern
Spring 2008Inria, Saclay, France
 Research Intern
Fall 2003National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
 Research Intern
Spring, Summer 2003University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
 Research Assistant
Fall 2002University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
 Research Intern
2000-Summer 2002University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
 Research Assistant

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