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Chris Weaver of the School of Computer Science

Chris Weaver

Associate Professor

E-mail:  weaver@cs.ou.edu
Web:  http://cs.ou.edu/~weaver
Phone:  (405) 325-3380 | Office:  DEH 241

 

EDUCATION
PhD, Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MS, Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BS, Chemistry & Mathematics, Michigan State University

EXPERIENCE
Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma
Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma
Associate Director, Center for Spatial Analysis, University of Oklahoma
Research Associate, Penn State University
Postdoctoral Researcher, Penn State University

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Information visualization, visual analytics, human-computer interaction, databases, data mining.

BIOGRAPHY
Dr. Chris Weaver is an associate professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma. His education includes: PhD in Computer Science (with PhD minor in Cognitive Psychology) in 2006 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, MS in Computer Science in 1997 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and BS with honors in the Honors College at Michigan State University in Chemistry and Math. From 2005-2008, Dr. Weaver was a research associate at the GeoVISTA Center in the Department of Geography at Penn State University, where he was also a founding member of the North-East Visualization and Analytics Center (NEVAC), one of the first academic centers for the study of the new field of visual analytics. While there, he led the development of numerous visual analysis tools that culminated in both a first place in the InfoVis 2007 Contest and two awards in the VAST 2008 Challenge. Dr. Weaver's research focuses on developing interactive techniques and systems that integrate methods from information visualization, human- computer interaction, databases, and data mining to support visual exploration and analysis of complex geospatial, temporal, and social information.

AWARDS, HONORS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member: IEEE Computer Society, Association for Computing Machinery.

National Academy of Sciences, Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, 2015

National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2014

IEEE Technical Committee on Visualization and Graphics Service Award, 2013

Conference Chair, IEEE Conference on Information Visualization 2013

Organizing Committee, IEEE Conference on Information Visualization 2007–2012.

Best Paper Committee, IEEE Conference on Information Visualization 2013–2015.

Program Committee, IEEE Conference on Information Visualization 2014–2016.

Program Committee, IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology 2009–2011,2013–2015.

Program Committee, Joint Eurographics—IEEE TCVG Symposium on Visualization 2011–2013,2016.

SELECTED PROJECTS

NSF, “CAREER: Interactive Gesture-Based Data Manipulation and Visualization for Exploratory Learning and Research,” $496K, Aug 2014–July 2019.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, “Digital Latin Library,” with Sam Huskey and June Abbas, $1.57M, July 2014–July 2017.

NSF, “Collaborative Research: Cross-scale interactions among climate change, land use change, and river water quality,” with Kirsten de Beurs and Jason Julian, $227K, September 2014–August 2016.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

“How I Learned to Love Classical Studies: Information Representation Design of the Digital Latin Library”, June Abbas, Stacey Renee Baker, Samuel Huskey, and Chris Weaver, 2016 Annual Meeting of The Association for Information Science & Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 14–18, 2016.

“Visualization of Latin Textual Variants using a Pixel-Based Text Analysis Tool”, Bharathi Asokarajan, Ronak Etemadpour, June Abbas, Sam Huskey, and Chris Weaver. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Visual Analytics, May 2016.

“Digital Latin Library: Information Work Practices of Classics Scholars, Graduate Students, and Teachers”, June Abbas, Sam Huskey, and Chris Weaver, 2015 Annual Meeting of The Association for Information Science & Technology, St. Louis, MO, November 6–10, 2015.

“Query2Question: Translating Visualization Interaction into Natural Language”, Maryam Nafari and Chris Weaver, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 21, no. 6, June 2015.

“Embedding Interactive Markdown into Multifaceted Visualization Tools”, Chris Weaver, Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Workshop on Visual Text Analytics (VTA), March 2015.

“Visual Analysis of Higher-Order Conjunctive Relationships in Multidimensional Data Using a Hypergraph Query System”, Rachel Shadoan and Chris Weaver, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 19, no. 12, November–December 2013.

“An Adaptive Parameter Space-Filling Algorithm for Highly Interactive Cluster Exploration”, Zafar Ahmed and Chris Weaver, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology 2012, Seattle, WA, October 14–19, 2012.

“Analyzing Cognitive Conceptualizations Using Interactive Visual Environments”, Alexander Klippel, Chris Weaver, and Anthony C. Robinson. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, vol. 37, no. 1, January 2011.

 “Multidimensional Data Dissection Using Attribute Relationship Graphs”, Chris Weaver, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology 2010, Salt Lake City, UT, October 24-29, 2010.

“Cross-Filtered Views For Multidimensional Visual Analysis”, Chris Weaver, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 16, no. 2, March-April 2010.

“Conjunctive Visual Forms”, Chris Weaver, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 15, no. 6, 2009.

“Historical GIS and Visualization: Insights from Three Hotel Guest Registers in Central Pennsylvania, 1888 -1897”, David Fyfe, Deryck W. Holdsworth, and Chris Weaver, Social Science Computer Review, Vol. 27, No. 3, Fall 2009.

“Visual Exploration and Analysis of Historic Hotel Visits”, Chris Weaver, David Fyfe, Anthony Robinson, Deryck Holdsworth, Donna Peuquet, and Alan M. MacEachren, Information Visualization (Special Issue on Visual Analytics), Vol. 6, pp. 89-103, February 2007.

“Visualizing Coordination In Situ”, Chris Weaver, in Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization (InfoVis), Minneapolis, MN, October 23-25, 2005.

“Building Highly-Coordinated Visualizations In Improvise”, Chris Weaver, in Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization (InfoVis), Austin, TX, October 10-12, 2004.