information visualization researcher, creative developer
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Hi, I'm Francis! I'm currently a Masters Computer Science student at the University of British Columbia where I am advised by Professor Tamara Munzner. I am member of InfoVis group at UBC and the Design for People initiative at UBC. I was previously advised by Professor Jessica Hullman at the University of Washington/Northwestern University and a member of the Midwest Uncertainty Collective.
My research interests rest at the confulence of education, information visualization, and design. More specifically, I’m interested in how readers interpret visualizations and and how visual techniques, such as animation, color, etc. lead to better communication of seeingly complex topics. Areas I believe this to particularly impactful are the education of statistics, statistical/data literacy and scientific journalism.
Recently, I've been exploring research directions. I'm curious of methods in information visualization research, visualization of provenance for program comprehension, scientific reproducibility and user pre-attentive bias when reading visualization.
Previusly, I've worked on visualization tools to support journalists integration of readers'
articles, and on the evaluation of visualizations to make them statistically reliable.