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Research directions in data wrangling: Visualizations and transformations for usable and credible data

Journal Article
Kandel, S., Heer, J., Plaisant, C., Kennedy, J., Ham, F. V., Riche, N. H., …Buono, P. (2011)
Research directions in data wrangling: Visualizations and transformations for usable and credible data. Information Visualization, Octobe, 271-288.
In spite of advances in technologies for working with data, analysts still spend an inordinate amount of time diagnosing data quality issues and manipulating data into a usabl...

Measuring perceived clutter in concept diagrams

Conference Proceeding
Hou, T., Chapman, P., & Oliver, I. (2016)
Measuring perceived clutter in concept diagrams. In 2016 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing
Clutter in a diagram can be broadly defined as how visually complex the diagram is. It may be that different users perceive clutter in different ways, however. Moreover, it ha...

Exploring and examining assessment data via a matrix visualisation

Conference Proceeding
Graham, M., & Kennedy, J. (2004)
Exploring and examining assessment data via a matrix visualisation. In M. F. Costabile (Ed.), Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI) 2004, 158-162. doi:10.1145/989863.989886
OPAL (Online PArtner Lens) is an application designed to match project requirements with suitable teams and individuals, and as part of its matching process features an evalua...

Exploiting model based techniques for user interfaces to databases.

Conference Proceeding
Griffiths, T., McKirdy, J., Forrester, G., Paton, N. W., Kennedy, J., Barclay, P. J., …Gray, P. (1998)
Exploiting model based techniques for user interfaces to databases. In Y. E. Ioannidis, & W. Klas (Eds.), Visual Database Systems 4 (VDB4): Fourth Working Conference on Visual Database Systems, 21-46
Model-based systems provide methods for supporting the systematic and efficient development of application interfaces. This paper examines how model-based technologies can be ...

Exploring multiple trees through DAG representations

Journal Article
Graham, M., & Kennedy, J. (2007)
Exploring multiple trees through DAG representations. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 13, 1294-1301.
We present a Directed Acyclic Graph visualisation designed to allow interaction with a set of multiple classification trees, specifically to find overlaps and differences betw...

Tasks and visual techniques for the exploration of temporal graph data

Kerracher, N. Tasks and visual techniques for the exploration of temporal graph data. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from
This thesis considers the tasks involved in exploratory analysis of temporal graph data, and the visual techniques which are able to support these tasks. There has been an e...

Evaluating the Impact of Clutter in Euler Diagrams.

Conference Proceeding
Alqadah, M., Stapleton, G., Howse, J., & Chapman, P. (2014)
Evaluating the Impact of Clutter in Euler Diagrams. In Diagrammatic Representation and Inference: 8th International Conference, Diagrams 2014, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, July 28 – August 1, 2014. Proceedings, (108-122).
Euler diagrams, used to visualize data and as a basis for visual languages, are an effective representation of information, but they can become cluttered. Previous research es...

Visualization of Online Datasets

Journal Article
Peng, T., & Downie, C. (2017)
Visualization of Online Datasets. International Journal of Networked and Distributed Computing, 6(1), 11-23.
As computing technology advances, computers are being used to orchestrate and advance wide spectrums of commercial and personal life, information visualization becomes even mo...

Large-scale Argument Visualization (LSAV)

Conference Proceeding
Khartabil, D., Wells, S., & Kennedy, J. (2016)
Large-scale Argument Visualization (LSAV). In Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis), Posters Track (2016)
Arguments are structures of premises and conclusions that underpin rational reasoning processes. Within complex knowledge domains, especially if they are contentious, argument...

Helium: visualization of large scale plant pedigrees.

Journal Article
Shaw, P., Graham, M., Kennedy, J., Milne, I., & Marshall, D. F. (2014)
Helium: visualization of large scale plant pedigrees. BMC Bioinformatics, 15,
Plant breeders use an increasingly diverse range of data types to identify lines with desirable characteristics suitable to be taken forward in plant breeding programmes. Ther...
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Scottish Woodlands KTP

2013 - 2014
Scottish Woodlands Ltd is Scotland's leading independent full-service forest management company. It is also the second largest operator in the UK, with a network of 17 offices operating throughout Sco...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £110,222

SEEK: Science Environment for Ecological Knowledge

2002 - 2008
The goals of the project are to make fundamental improvements in how researchers can 1) gain global access to ecological data and information, 2) rapidly locate and utilize distributed computation...
Funder: National Science Foundation | Value: £348,305

MATSE: Information Visualisation of Microarray Time-course Data

2007 - 2009
Microarray Time-series Explorer (MaTSE) is a software application developed to improve the analysis of microarray data by allowing the user to explore their data using a unique visual interface.  Thro...
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £176,630

OPAL: The Partner Lens

2002 - 2004
OPaL aims to explore the potential of tools that can assist firms to configure partnerships as and when required to meet the demands of a volatile distributed workplace (Handy, 1992). Whatever the mot...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £194,000


2013 - 2016
FOCAS is a coordination action in the area of collective adaptive systems. It provides increased visibility to the research carried out by projects funded by the FOCAS FET Proactive Initiative and oth...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £639,999

Prometheus II: Capturing and Relating Character Concept Definitions in Plant Taxonomy

2001 - 2004
Taxonomy has been described as “the science of documenting biodiversity”, which involves collecting, naming, describing, identifying and classifying specimens of organisms. Descriptions are the fundam...
Funder: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council | Value: £128,444

TaxVis: Visualisation Tools for Integrating Large Alternative Linnaean Taxonomies

2006 - 2008
The TaxViz project is developing visualisation techniques for comparing multiple taxonomic hierarchies. Biological taxonomy involves the classification and naming of plants, animals and all the oth...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £139,572


2014 - 2014
The creation of a ‘software-as-a-service’ product to allow Client companies, or their agents, to improve their ‘Propositions’ – their own commercial offers; this is done by removing the need for ‘twea...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,962

Teallach: Systematic Generic Support for User Interfaces to Databases

1996 - 1999
A research project aiming to provide a software workbench which facilitates the rapid in a manner which is independent of any specific underlying database system. This will provide a means for moving ...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £136,000

Weather Prediction - Motogoloco

2015 - 2015
The solution for the synchronisation issue was to include a simultaneous animation of the journey and the weather data. This provided an intuitive visualisation of two independent sets of data.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000
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Investigating communicating sequential processes for Java to support ubiquitous computing

2005 - 2009
Ubiquitous Computing promises to enrich our everyday lives by enabling the environment to be enhanced via compu...
Dr Kevin Chalmers | Director of Studies: Prof Jon Kerridge | Second Supervisor: Dr Imed Romdhani

Visualising Multiple Overlapping Classification Hierarchies

1998 - 2002
The revision or reorganisation of hierarchical data sets can result in many possible hierarchical classifications composed of the same or ove...
Dr Martin Graham | Director of Studies: Prof Jessie Kennedy | Second Supervisor: Prof David Benyon

Intermediated Reality

2016 - 2020
Real-time solutions to reducing the gap between virtual and physical worlds for photorealistic interactive Augmented Reality (AR) are presented. First, a method of texture deforma...
Dr Llogari Casas Cambra | Director of Studies: Prof Kenny Mitchell | Second Supervisor: Dr Kevin Chalmers

Complex pleasures: designing optional interactions for public spaces

2008 - 2017
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
Dr Ingi Helgason | Director of Studies: Dr Michael Smyth

A data-driven statistical approach to customer behaviour analysis and modelling in online freemium games

2014 - 2019
Anusua Singh Roy | Director of Studies: Dr Moira Hughes | Second Supervisor: Prof Robert Raeside

A journey that motivates: Discovering the associate student experience

2015 - date
Debbie Meharg | Director of Studies: Ms Alison Varey | Second Supervisor: Dr Sandra Cairncross

Interactive Visualisation Tools for Supporting Taxonomists Working Practice

2001 - 2006
The necessity for scientists and others to use consistent terminology has recently been regarded as fundamental to advancing ...
Dr Alan Cannon | Director of Studies: Prof Jessie Kennedy

The evaluation of data filtering criterial in wind turbine power performance assessment

2012 - 2019
Dr Brian Davison | Director of Studies: Prof Tariq Muneer | Second Supervisor: Prof Ahmed Al-Dubai

Tasks and visual techniques for exploration of temporal graph data

2010 - 2017
Dr Natalie Kerracher | Director of Studies: Dr Kevin Chalmers | Second Supervisor: Prof Jessie Kennedy

1994 - 1997
Prof Kenny Mitchell | Director of Studies: Prof Jessie Kennedy | Second Supervisor: Peter Barclay