Publications

2009

Defining Insight for Visual Analytics
Remco Chang, Caroline Ziemkiewicz, Tera Marie Green, William Ribarsky. To be published, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, March, 2009.
A Blackboard-based Approach towards Predictive Analytics
Jia Yue, Anita Raja, Dingxiang Liu, Xiaoyu Wang, William Ribarsky. To appear in Spring 2009 AAAI Symposium on Technosocial Predictive Analytics, Stanford University, CA, March 23-25, 2009.
Toward Effective Insight Management in Visual Analytics Systems
Yang Chen, Jing Yang, William Ribarsky. Accepted for publication, PacificVis 2009.
Playing Detective: Using AI for Sensemaking in Investigative Analysis
Ashok K. Goel, Summer Adams, Neil Cutshaw and Neha Sugandh. Georgia Tech GVU Technical Report (# GIT-GVU-09-09-03), January 2009.
Recovering the Reasoning Process from User Interactions. IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications
Wenwen Dou, Dong Jeong, Felesia Stukes, William Ribarsky, Heather Lipford and Remco Chang. To be published, IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications.
EventRiver: Interactive Visual Exploration of Streaming Text.
Dongning Luo, Jing Yang, Jianping Fan, William Ribarsky, and Hangzai Luo. To be published, EG/IEEE EuroVis 2009.
iPCA: An Interactive System for PCA-based Visual Analytics
Dong Jeong, Caroline Ziemkiewicz, Brian Fisher, William Ribarsky, and Remco Chang. Proc. EG/IEEE EuroVis 2009, pp. 767-774.
Knowledge Integrated Visual Analysis of Bridge Safety and Maintenance.
Xiaoyu Wang, Wenwen Dou, Rashna Vatcha, Wanqiu Liu, Shen-En Chen, Seok-Won Lee, Remco Chang, and William Ribarsky. Proceedings of SPIE (Defense & Security Conference 2008) Vol. 2346, 2009.
Integrating Time-series Visualizations within Parallel Coordinates for Exploratory Analysis of Incident Databases.
Michael Butkiewicz, Thomas Butkiewicz, William Ribarsky, and Remco Chang. Proceedings of SPIE (Defense & Security Conference 2008) Vol. 2346, 2009.
Integration of Heterogeneous Processes through Visual Analytics.
Xiaoyu Wang, Wenwen Dou, William Ribarsky, and Remco Chang. Proceedings of SPIE (Defense & Security Conference 2009) Vol. 2346, 2009.
Defining and Applying Knowledge Conversion Processes to a Visual Analytics System.
Xiaoyu Wang, Dong Jeong, Wenwen Dou, Seok-won Lee, William Ribarsky, and Remco Chang. Accepted for publication. Computers and Graphics (Special Issue on Knowledge-Assisted Visualization), 2009.
Building and Applying a Human Cognition Model for Visual Analytics.
Tera Green, William Ribarsky, and Brian Fisher. Accepted for publication, Information Visualization Journal.
Hierarchical Multi-touch Selection Techniques for Collaborative Geospatial Analysis.
Thomas Butkiewicz, Dong Hyun Jeong, Zachary Wartell, William Ribarsky, and Remco Chang. Proceedings of SPIE (Defense & Security Conference 200) Vol. 2346, 2009.
Introspective Self-Explanations for Report Generation in Intelligence Analysis.
Ashok Goel, Emile Morse, Anita Raja, Jean Scholtz and John Stasko. To appear in Proc. IJCAI-09 Workshop on Explanation-Aware Computing, July 11-12, Pasadena, California.
Preconceptions and Individual Differences in Understanding Visual Metaphors.
Caroline Ziemkiewicz and Robert Kosara. Proc. EG/IEEE EuroVis 2009, pp. 911-918.
The Science of Analytical Reasoning.
William Ribarsky, Brian Fisher, and William Pottenger. To be published. Information Visualization Journal (Special issue on “The Future of Visual Analytics”).
Understanding Principal Component Analysis Using a Visual Analytics Tool.
Dong Hyun Jeong, Caroline Ziemkiewicz, William Ribarsky and Remco Chang. To be published. Proceedings of US-Korea Conference (UKC2009).
An Interactive Approach for Filtering out Junk Images from Keyword-Based Google Search Results.
Y. Gao, J. Peng, H. Luo, D. Keim, J. Fan. IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 19, no.10, 2009.
Personalized News Video Recommendation
H. Luo, J. Fan, D. Keim, and S. Satoh. Proceedings of the 15th Internation Multimedia Modeling Conference (January, 2009).
Incorporate Visual Analytics to Design a Human-Centered Computing Framework for Personalized Classifier Training and Image Retrieval.
Y. Gao, C. Yang, Yi Shen, and J. Fan. LNCS (Springer, 2009).
ResultMaps: Visualization for Search Interfaces
Clarkson, E., Foley, J. and Desai, K. Accepted for publication, IEEE InfoVis 2009.
Integrating Visual and Semantic Contexts for Topic Network Generation and Word Sense Disambiguation
J. Fan, H. Luo, Y. Shen, C. Yang. ACM Conf. on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR'09), 2009.
Human-Computer Interaction for Large-Scale Image Retrieval
Y. Gao, C. Yang, Y. Shen, J. Fan. IEEE Conf. on Multimedia Expo (ICME'09), 2009 (invited paper).
From Visualization to Visually Enabled Reasoning
Joerg Meyer, Jim Thomas, Stephan Diehl, Brian Fisher, Daniel Keim, David Laidlaw, Silvia Misch, Klaus Mueller, William Ribarsky, Bernhard Preim, and Anders Ymmerman. Proceedings of Dagstuhl Seminar No. 07291 on Scientific Visualization (ISSN 1862-4405, 2009).
Data, Information, and Knowledge in Visualization
Min Chen, David Ebert, Hans Hagen, Robert Laramee, Robert van Liere, Kwan-Liu Ma, William Ribarsky, Gerik Scheuermann, and Deborah Silver. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Visualization Viewpoints, Vol. 29 (1), pp. 12-19 (2009).

2008

A Robust Incremental Learning Framework for Accurate Skin Region Segmentation in Color Images
B.Li, X. Xue, J. Fan. Pattern Recognition, Vol. 40(12), pp. 3621-3632, 2007.
Analyzing Large-Scale News Video Database to Support Knowledge Visualization and Intuitive Retrieval
H. Luo, J. Fan , J. Yang, W. Ribarsky, S. Satoh. Charlotte Viscenter Technical Report: CVC-UNCC-08-02.
Integrating Concept Ontology and Multi-Task Learning to Achieve More Effective Classifier Training for Multi-Level Image Annotation
J. Fan, Y. Gao, H. Luo. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 17(3), pp. 407-426, 2008.
Incorporating Feature Hierarchy and Boosting for Concept-Oriented Video Summarization and Skimming
H. Luo, Y. Gao, X. Xue, J. Peng, J. Fan. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications, Vol. 4(1), pp. 1-25, 2008.
Incorporating Concept Ontology for Hierarchical Video Classification, Annotation and Visualization
J. Fan, H. Luo, Y. Gao, R. Jain. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Vol. 9(5), pp. 939-957, 2007.
Investigative Visual Analysis of Global Terrorism Database
Xiaoyu Wang, Erin Miller, Kathleen Smarick, William Ribarsky, Remco Chang. Computer Graphics Forum, Vol. 27(3), pp. 919-926, 2008.
Legible Simplification of Textured Urban Models
Remco Chang, Thomas Butkiewicz, Caroline Ziemkiewicz, Zachary Wartell, Nancy Pollard, William Ribarsky. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Vol. 28(3), pp. 27-36, 2008.
Scalable and Interactive Visual Analysis of Financial Wire Transactions for Fraud Detection
Remco Chang, Alvin Lee, Mohammad Ghoniem, Robert Kosara, William Ribarsky, Jing Yang, Evan Suma, Caroline Ziemkiewicz, Daniel Kern, Agus Sudjianto. Information Visualization, Vol. 7(14) pp.63-76, 2008.
Visual Analysis of Urban Change
Thomas Butkiewicz, Remco Chang, Zachary Wartell, William Ribarsky. Computer Graphics Forum, Vol. 27(3), pp. 903-910, 2008.
Visual Analysis for Live LIDAR Battlefield Change Detection
Tom Butkiewicz, Remco Chang, Zachary Wartell, William Ribarsky. Proc. SPIE Defense + Security. 2008, Vol. 6983 pp. 69830B.
Visualizing Uncertainty for Geographical Information in Global Terrorism Database
Josh Jones, Remco Chang, Thomas Butkiewicz, William Ribarsky. Proc. SPIE Defense + Security. 2008, Vol. 6983 pp. 69830E.
Visual Analysis of Entity Relationships in Global Terrorism Database
Alex Godwin, Remco Chang, Robert Kosara, William Ribarsky. Proc. SPIE Defense + Security. 2008, Vol. 6983 pp. 69830G.
Using a human cognition model in the creation of collaborative knowledge visualizations
Tera Marie Green, William Ribarsky. Proc. SPIE Defense + Security 2008 Vol. 6983.
Visual Analytics for Complex Concepts Using a Human Cognition Model
Tera Marie Green, William Ribarsky, Brian Fisher.Visual Analytics Science and Technology, 2008. VAST '08. IEEE Symposium on , vol., no., pp.91-98, 19-24 Oct. 2008.
Integrating Multi-Modal Content Analysis and HyperbolicVisualization for Large-Scale NewsVideo Retrieval and Exploration
H. Luo, J. Fan, S. Satoh, J. Yang, W. Ribarsky. Signal Processing: Image Communication, Vol. 23(8), pp. 538-553, 2008.
Multi-Focused Geospatial Analysis Using Probes
Thomas Butkiewicz, Wenwen Dou, Zachary Wartell, William Ribarsky, Remco Chang. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 14, 6 (Nov. 2008), 1165-1172.
Evaluating the Relationship Between User Interaction and Financial Visual Analysis
Dong Hyun Jeong, Wenwen Dou, Felesia Stukes, William Ribarsky, Heather Richter Lipford, Remco Chang. Visual Analytics Science and Technology, 2008. VAST '08. IEEE Symposium on , vol., no., pp.83-90, 19-24 Oct. 2008.
The Shaping of Information by Visual Metaphors
Caroline Ziemkiewicz, Robert Kosara. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 14, 6 (Nov. 2008), 1269-1276.
A Sketch-Based Approach for Detecting Common Human Actions
Evan Suma, Justin Babbs, Richard Souvenir. Charlotte Viscenter Technical Report: CVC-UNCC-08-26.
Multivariate Visual Explanation for High Dimensional Datasets
Scott Barlowe, Tianyi Zhang, Yujie Liu, Jing Yang, Donald Jacobs. Visual Analytics Science and Technology, 2008. VAST '08. IEEE Symposium on , vol., no., pp.147-154, 19-24 Oct. 2008.
A Cross-Domain Visual Learning Engine for Interactive Generation of Instructional Materials
K.R. Subramanian, T. Cassen. Charlotte Viscenter Technical Report. CVC-UNCC-08-28.
The Role of Blackboard-based Reasoning and Visual Analytics in RESIN’s Predictive Analysis
Dingxiang Liu, Jia Yue, Xiaoyu Wang, Anita Raja, William Ribarsky. Proceedings of 2008 IEEE/ WIC/ ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2008). To appear.
Integrating visual analysis with ontological knowledge structure
Xiaoyu Wang, Wenwen Dou, Seok-won Lee, William Ribarsky, Remco Chang. IEEE Visualization 2008 Workshop on Knowledge Assisted Visualization.
Distributed Cognition as a Theoretical Framework for Information Visualization
Zhicheng Liu, Nancy J. Nersessian, John T. Stasko. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, (Paper presented at InfoVis '08), Vol. 14, No. 6, November/December 2008, pp. 1173-1180.
Augmenting Faceted Exploration with ResultMaps
Clarkson, E. and Foley, J. Accepted to the Second Workshop on Human-computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR 2008).
Human action detection via boosted local motion histograms
Qingshan Luo, Xiaodong Kong, Guihua Zeng, Jianping Fan. Machine Vision and Applications, DOI 10.1007/s00138‑008‑0168-5 (Springer, 2008).
Using visualization to support network and application management in a data center
Danyel Fisher, David Maltz, Albert Greenberg, Xiaoyu Wang, Heather Warnick, George Robertson, Mary Czerwinski. IEEE Internet Network Management Workshop, 2008. INM 2008, pp. 1-6.
Visualization for Information Exploration and Analysis
John Stasko. Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany, September 2008, pp. 7-8.
Jigsaw: Supporting Investigative Analysis through Interactive Visualization
John Stasko, Carsten Gorg, and Zhicheng Liu. Information Visualization, Vol. 7, No. 2, Summer 2008, pp. 118-132.
Sensemaking across Text Documents: Human-Centered Visual Exploration with Jigsaw
John Stasko, Carsten Gorg, and Zhicheng Liuf. CHI '08 Workshop on Sensemaking, Florence, Italy, April 2008.
Understanding and Characterizing Insights: How Do People Gain Insights Using Information Visualization
Ji Soo Yi, Youn-ah Kang, John T. Stasko and Julie fA. Jacko. Proceedings of BELIV '08, Florence, Italy, April 2008.
Evaluating Visual Analytics at the 2007 VAST Symposium Contest
Catherine Plaisant, Georges G. Grinstein, Jean Scholtz, Mark Whiting, Theresa O'Connell, Sharon J. Laskowski, Lynn Chien, Annie Tat, William Wright, Carsten Gvrg, Zhicheng Liu, Neel Parekh, Kanupriya Singhal, John T. Stasko. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Vol. 28, No. 2, March/April 2008, pp. 12-21.
JustClick: Personalized Image Recommendation via Exploratory Search from Large-Scale Flickr Image Collections
J. Fan, D.A. Keim, Y. Gao, H. Luo, Z. Li. IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 18, no.8, 2008.
A Novel Approach to Enable Semantic and Visual Image Summarization for Exploratory Image Search
J. Fan, D.A. Keim, Y. Gao, H. Luo, Z. Li. ACM Conf. on Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR'08), 2008.
Using AI for Sensemaking in Intelligence Analysis
Summer Adams, Ashok Goel and Neha Sugandh. In Proc. SIAM Datamining Workshop on Link Analysis, Counter Terrorism and Security, Atlanta, April 2008.

2007

Introspective Self-Explanation in Analytical Agents
Anita Raja and Ashok Goel. Proc. AAMAS 2007 Workshop on Metareasoning in Agent-based Systems, pp. 76-91.
Jigsaw: Supporting Investigative Analysis through Interactive Visualization
John Stasko, Carsten Gorg, Zhicheng Liu, and Kanupriya Singhal. Proc. IEEE VAST 2007, pp.131-138.
Analyzing Large-Scale News Video Databases to Support Knowledge Visualization and Intuitive Retrieval
Hangzai Luo, Jianping Fan, Jing Yang, William Ribarsky, and Shin'ichi Satoh. Proc. IEEE VAST 2007, pp. 107-114.
Legible Cities: Focus-Dependent Multi-Resolution Visualization of Urban Relationships
Remco Chang, Ginette Wessel, Robert Kosara, Eric Sauda and William Ribarsky. IEEE Transactions on. Visualization and. Computer. Graphics. 13 (6): 1169-1175 (2007).
WireVis: Visualization of Categorical, Time-Varying Data from Financial Transactions
Remco Chang, Mohammad Ghoniem, Robert Kosara, William Ribarsky, Jing Yang, Evan Suma, Caroline Ziemkiewicz, Daniel Kern, and Agus Sudjianto. Proc. IEEE VAST 2007, .pp. 155-162.
A STAB at Making Sense of VAST Data
Summer Adams and Ashok K. Goel. Proc. AAAI-2007 Workshop on Plan, Activity, and Intent Recognition, pp. 1-8.
Integrating Semantic Video Understanding and Knowledge Visualization for Large-Scale News Video Exploration
Hangzai Luo, Jianping Fan, Shin'ichi Satoh, Jing Yang, and William Ribarsky. Charlotte Viscenter Technical Report: CVC-UNCC-07-01.
TIBOR: A Resource-bounded Information Foraging Agent for Visual Analytics
Dingxiang Liu, Jayasri Vaidyanath and Anita Raja. Proc. 2007 IEEE/ WIC/ ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2007), pp. 349-355.
Value and Relation Display: Interactive Visual Exploration of Large Datasets with Hundreds of Dimensions
Jing Yang, Daniel Hubball, Matthew Ward, Elke Rundensteiner, and William Ribarsky. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 13(3), pp. 494-507 (2007).
Making Sense of VAST Data
Summer Adams and Ashok K. Goel. ISI 2007, pp. 270-273.
Interactive Visual Analysis of Time-Series Microarray Data
Dong Hyun Jeong, Alireza Darvish, Kayvan Najarian,Jing Yang, and William Ribarsky. Visual Computer. To Appear.
Visualization Criticism--The Missing Link Between Information Visualization and Art
Robert Kosara. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Vol. 28(3), pp. 13-15, 2008.
Understanding Information Visualization Within the Context of Visual Communication
Caroline Ziemkiewicz and Robert Kosara. Charlotte Viscenter Technical Report: CVC-UNCC-07-08.
NewsLab: Exploratory Broadcast News Video Analysis
Mohammad Ghoniem, Dongning Luo,Jing Yang and William Ribarsky. Proc. IEEE VAST 2007, pp.123-140.
Augmenting Digital Library Search Interfaces with Visual Analysis Tools
E. Clarkson and J. Foley. Augmenting Digital Library Search Interfaces with Visual Analysis Tools. In 2007 IEEE Visualization Doctoral Colloquium (IEEE Vis 2007).
ResultMaps: Search Result Visualization for Hierarchical Information Spaces
E. Clarkson and J. Foley. In Proceedings of ACM CHI '07 Workshop on Exploratory Search and HCI, pp. 32-39.
Toward a Deeper Understanding of the Role of Interaction in Information Visualization
Ji Soo Yi, Youn ah Kang, John T. Stasko and Julie A. Jacko. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, (Paper presented at InfoVis '07), Vol. 13, No. 6, November/December 2007, pp. 1224-1231.
Jigsaw meets Blue Iguanodon - The VAST 2007 Contest
Carsten Gorg, Zhicheng Liu, Neel Parekh, Kanupriya Singhal, and John Stasko. (Contest Paper), Proceedings of IEEE VAST '07, Sacramento, CA, October 2007, pp. 235-236.
Visual Analytics with Jigsaw
Carsten Gorg, Zhicheng Liu, Neel Parekh, Kanupriya Singhal, and John Stasko. (Poster Paper), Proceedings of IEEE VAST '07, Sacramento, CA, October 2007, pp. 201-202.

2006

Semantic Image Browser: Bridging Information Visualization with Automated Intelligent Image Analysis
Jing Yang, Jianping Fan, Daniel Hubball, Yuli Gao, Hangzai Luo, and William Ribarsky. Proc. IEEE VAST 2006, pp. 191-198.
Exploring Large-Scale Video News Via Interactive Visualization
Hangzai Luo, Jianping Fan, Jing Yang, William Ribarsky, Shin'ichi Satoh. Proc. IEEE VAST 2006, pp. 75-82.
Interactive Wormhole Detection in Large Scale Wireless Networks
Weichao Wang and Aidong Lu. Proceedings IEEE VAST 2006, pp. 99-106.
Parallel Sets: Interactive Exploration and Visual Analysis of Categorical Data
Robert Kosara, Fabian Bendix, Helwig Hauser. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 12 (4), pp. 558-568,.2006.
The Development of an Educational Digital Library for Human-Centered Computing
Edward Clarkson, Jason Day, and James Foley. GVU Technical Report;GIT-GVU-05-33.
Hierarchical Simplification of City Models to Maintain Urban Legibility
Remco Chang, Thomas Butkiewicz, Caroline Ziemkiewicz, Zachary Wartell, Nancy Pollard, William Ribarsky. ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Technical Sketch.
Interactive Visual Analysis on Gene Regulatory Pathways
Dong Hyun Jeong, William Ribarsky, Alireza Darvish, Kayvan Najarian and Jing Yang. Charlotte Viscenter Technical Report:CVC-UNCC-06-03.
Analyzing Sampled Terrain Volumetrically with Regard to Error and Geologic Variation
Thomas Butkiewicz, Remco Chang, Zachary Wartell and William Ribarsky. SPIE VDA 2007 Vol. 6495, pp. 64950O.
Mobile Situational Visualization: Collaboration in a Geospatial Environment
Tazama U. St. Julien, William Ribarsky, Christopher D. Shaw, Jonathan Gdalevich and Joseph Scoccimaro. Charlotte Viscenter Technical Report: CVC-UNCC-06-08.
Punctuated Simplification of Man-Made Objects
Justin Jang, Peter Wonka, William Ribarsky and Christopher D. Shaw. Visual Computer, Vol 21(2), pp.136-145, 2006.
Visual Analysis of Urban Terrain Dynamics
Thomas Butkiewicz, Remco Chang, William Ribarsky and Zachary Wartell. Computation and Visualization for the Understanding of Dynamics in Geographic Domains (Taylor & Francis, 2007).
Visual Analytics Education
J. Foley, S. Card, D. Ebert, A. MacEachren, W. Ribarsky. VAST ,pp.209-211, 2006 IEEE Symposium On Visual Analytics Science And Technology, 2006