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Fereshteh Amini

Fereshteh Amini

PhD Student

Advisor: Pourang Irani

About

I am a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manitoba, Canada where I also received my Master’s degree in computer science in 2008 in the field of wireless sensor network security with several publications as journal articles, book chapters, and in conference proceedings. I have worked as a User Interface developer and in a team lead position at IDERS Inc., Manitoba, Canada for more than 4 years before starting my PhD in 2012.

Currently, I am working as a research assistant at the University of Manitoba’s HCI lab doing research with the focus on information visualization and visual analytics of spatio-temporal data.

 

Projects

Publications

Evaluating Data-Driven Stories and Storytelling Tools

F. Amini, M. Brehmer, G. Bolduan, C. Elmer, and B. Wiederkehr. “Book chapter: Evaluating Data-Driven Stories and Storytelling Tools”. (CRC Press), 2017. (To appear)

Data Representations for In-Situ Exploration of Health and Fitness Data

Fereshteh Amini, Khalad Hasan, Andrea Bunt, and Pourang Irani. Data Representations for In-Situ Exploration of Health and Fitness Data. In Proceedings of the 11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth 2017), Barcelona, Spain. ACM. (To appear)

Authoring Data-Driven Videos with DataClips

F. Amini, N. H. Riche, B. Lee, A. M. Hernández, and P. Irani. Authoring Data-Driven Videos with DataClips. To appear in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, InfoVis 2016.

Supporting Visual Exploration for Multiple Users in Large Display Environments

S. K. Badam, F. Amini, N. Elmqvist, and P. Irani. Proxemic Lens: Multi-User Visual Exploration using Proxemics and Gestural Interaction. To appear in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, VAST 2016.

Understanding Data Videos: Looking at Narrative Visualization through the Cinematography Lens

Amini, F., Riche, N. H., Lee, B., Hurter, C., and Irani, P. Understanding Data Videos: Looking at Narrative Visualization through the Cinematography Lens. Proc. CHI: SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing System, 2015. 23% acceptance rate.

The Impact of Interactivity on Comprehending 2D and 3D Visualizations of Movement Data

Amini, F., Rufiange, S., Hossain, Z., Ventura, Q., Irani, P., and McGuffin, M. J. "The Impact of Interactivity on Comprehending 2D and 3D Visualizations of Movement Data", IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics , no. 1, pp. 1, PrePrints, doi:10.1109/TVCG.2014.2329308. To be presented at IEEEVis 2014.

Revisiting Crisis Maps with Geo-Temporal Tag Visualization

Hina Aman, Pourang Irani and Fereshteh Amini. "Revisiting Crisis Maps with Geo-Temporal Tag Visualization." Visualization Symposium (PacificVis), 2014 IEEE Pacific. IEEE, 2014.