I am a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research in Redmond, USA, where I am a member of the EPIC (Extended Perception, Interaction & Cognition) research group.
I am an expert in information visualization, a practice that brings together data analysis, software development, user experience research, and design. I currently specialize in tools for expressive visualization design and visualization for mobile devices. My work can be seen and used online and in Power BI. I have spoken about my work at venues such as IEEE VIS, ACM CHI, and OpenVisConf, and I have published papers about my work in IEEE TVCG, the top journal for visualization research.
quantitative human factors research
I design and conduct experiments as a way to understand human capabilities with respect to perception, attention, and interaction; the findings of these experiments often lead to actionable implications for interface and visualization design.
examples: IEEE VIS 2018, CHI 2012, WorldHaptics 2011
qualitative human factors research
I evaluate existing data analysis and communication processes, work-in-progress designs, and deployed visualization tools by way of work domain analyses, interviews, chauffeured walkthroughs, and field studies.
examples: IEEE VIS 2014, BELIV 2014
data journalism and storytelling
Journalists, educators, and storytellers require expressive tools for presenting information to their audience. While at Microsoft, I have designed, developed, and promoted the use of such tools in the journalism community with the help of Microsoft's Data Journalism Program.
tools: Timeline Storyteller, TimeLineCurator
My PhD research included case studies of journalists who used the Associated Press' Overview Project to investigate large text document collections. Our findings provided transferable lessons for visualizing document collections and hierarchical data.
more info: IEEE VIS 2014
energy management and conservation
My PhD research included the design and development of visualization prototypes for analyzing and monitoring energy usage in portfolios of commercial buildings. I consulted with various stakeholders and prospective users, envisioning and implementing designs for interactively locating patterns and anomalies.
more info: IEEE VIS 2015, Portfolio Sandbox
health and fitness
My M.Sc research pertained to the design and evaluation of C-TOC, a computerized cognitive assessment tool intended for early detection of dementia. I studied the use of C-TOC prototypes by healthy older adults and by adults with diagnosed mild cognitive impairments.
more info: ADAD 2014, CHI 2012, MSc 2011
Prior to my M.Sc, I worked in the area of exercise video games (aka active games): I studied the role of physical exertion on cognitive task performance. I also developed GAIM, an XNA/C# toolkit which allowed players with different input peripherals to play active games together.
more info: BComp 2009, FuturePlay 2010, ACE 2009
C-TOC (Cognitive Testing on Computer): Investigating the Usability and Validity of a Novel Self-administered Cognitive Assessment Tool in Aging and Early Dementia
Claudia Jacova, Joanna McGrenere, Hyunsoo S. Lee, William Wang, Sarah Le Huray, Emily F. Corenblith, Matthew Brehmer, Charlotte Tang, Sherri Hayden, B. Lynn Beattie, and Ging-Yuek R. Hsiung
In Volume 29, Issue 3 (July 2015) of Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders.
journal paper (wolters kluwer health library)
Program Committee: IEEE InfoVis (2017, 2018, 2019), EuroVis State of the Art Reports (2017), IEEE PacificVis (2018), IEEE PacificVis (Notes: 2017, 2018), FAT*: Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (2018), The Art of Networks III (2018), VIS Arts Program (2018), Information+ (2018), BELIV: Evaluation and Beyond - Methodological Approaches for Visualization (2018), Computation + Journalism (2019)
Conference Session Chair: IEEE PacificVis 2018, Information+ 2018
Reviewer: IEEE InfoVis (2013 - 2016), IEEE VAST (2015), IEEE PacificVis (2017), IEEE TVCG (2015 - 2018), EuroVis (2014 - 2015, 2017 - 2018), ACM CHI (2013 - 2019), ACM TOCHI (2013), Sage Information Visualization Journal (2015 - 2016), ACM SIGGRAPH Asia (2012), GRAND NCE AGM (2012)
Student Volunteer: ACM CHI Conference (2011, 2013, 2015, 2016)