Innovations in Visualization

Open PhD Positions

PhD Positions Available in Data Visualization, Human Computer Interaction, and Information Visualization

Simon Fraser University, Innovations in Visualization Research Group (InnoVis), Interactive Experiences Lab (ixLab)

Dr. Sheelagh Carpendale

The InnoVis research group welcomes applications for a full-time PhD student. InnoVis research encompasses information visualization, visual analytics, interaction design, human computer interaction, computer supported collaboration, computational media design, interactive art and topics that span one or more of these. Our vision is to explore how visualization and interaction can be used to empower people through better access to their data and to the information in the world around us.


  • Visualizing social media
  • Personal visualization
  • Collaborative visual analytics
  • Sketch-based interaction for visualization
  • Uses of visualization in aiding search
  • Physicalization
  • Visualization and interaction to support serendipity


The successful applicant will work as part of the InnoVis research team led by Sheelagh Carpendale. InnoVis is part of a joint lab – the Interactive Experiences Lab (ixLab) – which is shared with a research group led by Parmit Chilana The ixLab is located at Simon Fraser University.

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For further information contact:
Sheelagh Carpendale,