Department of Computer Science
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC, 27599
Email: jiquad at cs.unc.edu
I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate and CRA/CCC/NSF Computing Innovation Fellow working with Dr. Danielle Albers Szafir in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering as a part of Graphics and Visualization Lab (GVL @USF) under Dr. Paul Rosen at the University of South Florida. I completed my M.S. in Computer Science at the University of South Florida and a Bachelor in Computer Engineering at the University of Mumbai. My broader research interests include information visualization, human-computer interaction, visual design optimization, and perception and cognitive science.
In my research, I study and develop visualization systems with optimized design dimensions to help people with clarity in data and identify salient patterns. In my work, I borrow approaches from InfoVis and perception & cognitive science and apply human-centered evaluation to measure, model, and theorize human perception of data and visual design. My work develops a framework at the intersection of visualization, visual tasks, and strategy that enables optimized visualization design for better quality and higher confidence in decision-making and gives objective guidance for designers. My dissertation research work in this space received the IEEE VGTC Best Dissertation award for contributing new ways to measure, model, and construct task-optimized visualizations. My postdoc research is supported by NSF-CRA Computing Innovation 2021 Fellowship . My research collaborations span various applications, including design-oriented perceptual research projects to create robust design choices model, perceptual variability, design optimization, and information accessibility. My recent work on perceptual variability received Best Paper Honorable Mention Award for CLAMS at IEEE VIS 2023
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One full paper CLAMS and a VisComm Wokshop paper accepted at VIS 2023.
Presented our paper – “A Survey of Perception-Based Visualization Studies by Task," at IEEE VIS 2022. Check Project. One worksop paper-- “A Qualitative Evaluation and Taxonomy of Bar Chart Annotations", and two posters at IEEE VIS 2022.
Featured in the Computer Science & Engineering department at University of South Florida News Letter
Our paper – “Automatic Scatterplot Design Optimization for Clustering Identification," accepted at IEEE TVCG issue, 2022. Check Demo.
Attended NSF CIFellows 2022 workshop in DC.
Started the employment position as Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Successfully defended doctoral dissertation titled "Constructing Task-Optimized Framework for Visualization".