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Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT
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I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT), Finland (a joint research institute of Aalto University and the University of Helsinki). I am part of the Ubiquitous Interaction group led by Prof. Giulio Jacucci and the Statistical Machine Learning and Bioinformatics group led by Prof. Samuel Kaski.
My general research interests are: information visualization, visual design and analytics, and human-computer interaction.
I joined HIIT on May 19, 2014 and I am currently working on an EU funded project MindSee and a Tekes funded project Reknow. The projects aim to combine information visualizaton, human-computer interaction, brain-computer interface technology, statistical machine learning and probabilistic modelling to facilitate information search and retrieval, and sense-making.
I am also an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Computing, University of Kent, UK where I was previously a Research Fellow following the completion of my PhD at the same School. Before joining HIIT, my research work was focused on set visualizations, diagram layout optimization and diagram aesthetics, empirical evaluation of set visualizations through crowdsourcing (using Amazon MTurk), reasoning with diagrams. My PhD thesis is titled 'Visualizing Set Relations and Cardinalities Using Venn and Euler Diagrams'. Further details are available on my University of Kent webpage.
Publications? More about me and my research?
Please refer to my University of Kent webpage for the time being.

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