Katayoon Etemad

Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary

I am a computer scientist specializing in information visualization and human computer interaction. I am currently working as a postdoc and research associate at the University of Calgary, working in Graphics Lab and ESD Lab. My main research interest is designing, engaging and appealing visualizations for complex data-sets. I have published several research papers in this area, and my goal in each of them has been to introduce alternative visualization techniques in order to make the communication with complex and large data-sets, easier for public audience.  

 

Education

PhD:  University of Calgary, Computer Science Innovis Lab, title: Graph Visualizations Inspired by Alternative Aesthetics

MSc:  University of Calgary, Computer Science Innovis Lab, title title: Node Focused Visualization of Large Trees

B.Sc: Sharif University of Technology, Tehran Iran, Applied Mathematics Majored in Computer Science.

Research Interests

Graph Visualization and Analytics

Aesthetics in Information Visualization

Computational Aesthetics

Computer Graphics and Animation

Interface design and evaluation

Awards

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Student Scholarships, Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2014.

The NSERC Post Graduate Scholarship-Doctoral (PGSD) 2010-2013.

Department Research Awards Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2012.

Alberta Graduate Student Scholarships, University of Calgary, Winter 2009.

Departmental Research Awards Computer Science Department, University of Calgary, 2009.

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Student Scholarships, Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2008.

 

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