Talks

Invited Talks


Building Equitable Social Computing and Visualization Tools for Democratizing Public Participation
University of Colorado Boulder, ATLAS Colloquium Series, 2021

Looking to the Past to Visualize the Present: Revisiting W.E.B. Du Bois’ Abolitionist Visualizations
UMass Amherst, CICS Community Discussion on Antiracism, 2020

Social Computing and Visualization for Democratizing Public Participation
Ontario Tech University, Department of Computer Science, October 25, 2019
University of Toronto, Department of Computer Science, October 26, 2019

Community-Centered Urban Design at Scale
Erv Zube Lecture Series 2019, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, UMass Amherst, September 3, 2019

Computing for Collective innovation in Urban Design
Data Science Research Symposium, UMass Amherst, April 24, 2019

Social Computing and Visualization to Increase Participation and Collective Innovation
Outstanding Achievement & Advocacy Awards Banquet, UMass Amherst, April 5, 2019

Social Computing to Enhance Public Engagement in Urban Design at Scale
University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Computer Science, February 1, 2018
San Jose State University, Department of Computer Science, February 6, 2018
Virginia Tech, Department of Computer Science, February 12, 2018 Slides
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Department of Informatics, February 20, 2018
University of Massachusetts Amherst, College of Information and Computer Science, March 2018
WPI, Computer Science Colloquium, January 11, 2019
CS Women Lunch Series, UMass Amherst, February 20, 2019

Collective Innovation for Business and Civics
Game Changers Series: Collaboratory for Downtown Innovation, January 25, 2017 Slides

Large Interactive Surfaces for Collaboratively Exploring & Driving Meaning from Complex Data
School of Arts and Interactive Technology, Simon Fraser University, March 16, 2016 Slides

Designing Collaborative Visual Analytics Tools: From Supporting Experts to Engaging the Public
Autodesk Research, May 17, 2016 Slides
York University, May 16, 2016   Slides
Microsoft Research, Redmond, February 18, 2016  Slides
University Washington Bothell, February 9, 2016 Slides

From Desktops to Tabletops: Opportunities & Challenges
University Washington Bothell, February 8, 2016 Slides

Technology for Design: A Road Map
Boston University, January 27, 2016 Slides

Supporting Team Communication and Coordination in Visual Analytics
University of British Columbia, April 2, 2014 Slides

Conference & Workshop Presentations


The Civic Data Deluge: Understanding the Challenges of Analyzing Large-Scale Community Input
ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), San Diego, June 2019

CommunityCrit: Inviting the Public to Improve and Evaluate Urban Design Ideas through Micro-Activities
ACM Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018), Montreal, CA

Social Computing to Improve Public Engagement in Urban Planning
Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference 2018, Phoenix, AZ, March 8-10th, 2018

UD Co-Spaces: A Table-Centred Multi-Display Environment for Public Engagement in Urban Design Charrettes
Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS 16, Niagara Falls, CA Slides

Towards a Taxonomy for Evaluating User Engagement in Information Visualization
IEEE VIS 2015, Workshop on Personal Visualization: Exploring Everyday Life, Chicago Slides

Collaboration Technology for Stakeholder Engagement in Urban Planning
CSCW 2015, Information Technology and City Life Workshop,  Vancouver, BC Slides

Supporting Communication and Coordination in Collaborative Sensemaking
IEEE VAST 2014, Paris, France Slides

CLIP: A Visual Thinking Space to Support Collaborative Sensensemaking and Reasoning
GRAND 2014, Ottawa, CA Slides

Observations of Record-Keeping in Co-located Collaborative Analysis
HICS 2013, Hawaii, Maui Slides

Roles of Notes in Co-located Collaborative Visualization
IEEE VisWeek 2009, Workshop on Collaborative Visualization on Interactive Surfaces (CoVis 2009),  Atlantic City Slides