April 2014

Four Lab Students Win Awards at 2014 CS Dept Banquet

Andre Esakia wins Best GTA Award
Lauren Bradel wins 2nd Place Best Research Poster Award
Ji Wang recognized for winning Yelp Grand Challenge Award
Alex Endert recognized for winning IEEE VGTC Best Dissertation Award (and wins the award for winning the most awards!)

Congrats Andre, Lauren, Ji, Alex!

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A Comparison of Two Display Models for Collaborative Sensemaking

Chung H, Chu SL, North C. A Comparison of Two Display Models for Collaborative Sensemaking. In: Proceedings of the 2Nd ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays. Proceedings of the 2Nd ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays. New York, NY, USA; 2013. p. 37–42. Available from: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2491568.2491577

Andre Esakia wins CS Outstanding GTA of the Year Award

Congratulations to Andre for his efforts in leading the creation and teaching of Mobile Software Development course.

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Fisheye Word Cloud for Temporal Sentiment Exploration

Wang J, Dent K, North C. Fisheye Word Cloud for Temporal Sentiment Exploration. In: CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York, NY, USA; 2013. p. 1767–1772. Available from: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2468356.2468673

ReCloud: Semantics-Based Word Cloud Visualization of User Reviews

User reviews, like those found on Yelp and Amazon, have become an important reference for decision making in daily life, for example, in dining, shopping and entertainment. However, large amounts of available reviews make the reading process tedious. Existing word cloud visualizations attempt to provide an overview. However their randomized layouts do not reveal content relationships to users. In this paper, we present ReCloud, a word cloud visualization of user reviews that arranges semantically related words as spatially proximal.

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