Innovations in Visualization

Christopher Collins

Christopher is now an Assistant Professor at UOIT and the director of the vialab research group.


Christopher is a student at the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto where he is a member of the Computational Linguistics Group and the Knowledge Media Design Institute. Christopher is co-supervised by Prof. Sheelagh Carpendale, and splits his time between Toronto and the Innovis lab in Calgary. His research focus is on creating visualizations of linguistic data to provide new information exploration and analysis tools for groups ranging from everyday web-surfers to computational linguists. He is also interested in measures of semantic distance, innovative interfaces for text entry, information exploration on tabletop displays, and techniques for information visualization evaluation. He has collaborated with IBM Research through internships with the Visual Communication Lab (Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viegas) and the Intelligent Multimedia Interfaces Lab (Michelle Zhou).


Visualizing Uncertainty
Visualizing Language
Revealing Relationships Amongst Visualizations
Visual Information Seeking on the Web