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CANCELLED: LCN2 Seminar: Algorithms for Network Visualization and beyond

Friday 21 April 2023
Room 312

Algorithms for Network Visualization and beyond


Speaker:  Dr. Tamara Mtsentlintze (Utrecht University)

The field of network visualization involves the automatic creation of graphical representations of graphs, with node-link diagrams being one of the most intuitive examples. These diagrams feature network nodes represented as 2 or 3-dimensional objects, connected by (poly-) lines or curves to depict edges. Node-link diagrams are widely used in diverse fields, such as social science, bioinformatics, neuroscience, electronics, software engineering, business informatics, and humanities. Network and information visualization scholars have explored node-link diagrams from various angles, including designing diagrams with provable guarantees, empirically testing visualization algorithms, applying network visualizations to different domains, and evaluating visualization methods. In this presentation, I will provide a brief overview of the field of network visualization. Subsequently, I will discuss our recent research on visualizing dynamic weighted graphs as metaphoric maps, as shown in the image below.

Afterwards there will be drinks in the Foobar.

You can also attend via Zoom

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About Tamara Mchedlidze

Tamara Mchedlidze is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Information and Computing Sciences of Utrecht University. Her research interests include Algorithms for Network Visualization, Visual Perception and Cognition and applications of network visualization in Digital Humanities. Before joining Utrecht University in 2020, Tamara was a postdoc at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. She received her doctorate in Applied Mathematics from National Technical University of Athens in 2012, during which she was a Visiting DAAD Scholar at the Department of Informatics at Tübingen University. Tamara Mchedlidze is serving as co-editor-in-chief for journal of Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications and has been a member of the program committees of several computer science conferences including: International Symposium on Graph Drawing & Network Visualization (GD), Information Visualization (EuroVIS), European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA), Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science (ITCS) and Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry (CCCG). Her work has been awarded Best Poster and Best Paper awards at the International Symposium on Graph Drawing & Network Visualization. She has obtained multiple awards for her participation in the Graph Drawing Challenge at GD’14, GD’15, GD’16, GD’17, GD’18 and since 2019 she is serving as a member of Graph Drawing Contest Committee.

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