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In the last two years since I graduated:

  • Received my first major grant from the French National Research Agency (ANR) for a 4-year project, worth ~$325k
  • Published 5 journal articles and 3 conference papers (CHI, PacificVis, VAST)
  • Had one workshop paper with a best paper award, and one best paper honorable mention at VAST
  • Graduated 2 Master's students
  • Been invited to teach at 2 summer schools (University of Zurich, University of Konstanz) and gave 5 invited talks on collaborative visualization (University of Kaiserslautern, Konstanz, Toronto, Georgia Tech, MSR)
  • I have been a regular reviewer for top conferences (CHI, InfoVis, AVI, CSCW, UIST, ... and several journals such as Computers and Graphics, Computer Graphics and Applications, Information Visualization Journal)
  • I was an organizing committee member for VisWeek, ITS, CSCW
  • I was a program committee member for 7 conferences

CV Summary

Universities Attended

  • University of Magdeburg, Germany
    • Diplom-Degree in Computational Visualistics (eqv. to a MSc), with distinction
  • University of Calgary, Canada
    • PhD Degree in Computer Science

PhD Thesis

  • Collaborative Information Visualization in Co-located Environments

Most Important Awards

  • 2010: Best paper honorable mention at VAST 2010
  • 2010: Best paper award at Beliv, the InfoVis workshop on evaluation techniques for information visualization
  • 2009: A best paper award (third best paper) at EuroVis.
  • 2004-2009: Alberta Ingenuity/iCORE Studentship Award. Scholarship for PhD studies (total value about $30k for 5 years).
  • 2004: Best graduate in Computer Science, University of Magdeburg, Germany (Faculty Award), best graduate in Computational Visualistics (my specific program)


  • Connect, Collaborate, Analyze : From Individual Work to Collaborative Vi-

sual Analytics. Grant from the French National Research Agency (ANR), PI, $325,000.

Publication Totals (Peas)

  • 11 journal papers (4 in 2011)
  • 15 conference papers
  • 2 book chapters
  • 8 refereed workshop papers
  • 7 refereed demos, videos, or poster pubs
  • 6 non-refereed pubs
  • 2 theses (Diplom, PhD) + 1 honors thesis


I have taught:

  • At summer schools for the university of Konstanz and the University of Zurich: Introduction to Information Visualization and CSCW
  • Several shorter guest lectures at the University of Calgary & Purdue
  • I was teaching assistant with course-development duties for an information visualization and a graphics class


  • Co-supervised two Master's students in France
  • Supervising was officially not allowed in Calgary for PhD students - for this time period better to use the word "mentoring" (?)
  • Mentor for Matthew Tobiasz (MSc student - 1 InfoVis 09 paper from his work), Julie Stromer (Research assistant - 1 Tabletop 09 paper)
  • Volunteered to mentor 1 PhD student in Magdeburg (a Magdeburg mentoring project), 2 young girls in SciberMENTOR mentoring program)

Research Visits

  • 2002: University of Calgary (5 months)
  • 2003: National Taiwan University (2 months)
  • 2008: INRIA, France (1 month)
  • 2008: Microsoft Research, USA (3 months)
  • 2009: University of Groningen, NL (9 months / part-time in Calgary)