Stephen G. Kobourov
Department of Computer Science
University of Arizona

In 2011-12 I worked in Germany as a Humboldt Fellow and in 2006-07 I was in Botswana as a Fulbright Scholar.
  • "Bending Reality: Where arc and science meet": an exhibition I co-organized as a part of the Dagstuhl Workshop on Drawing Graphs and Maps with Curves.
  • Maps of Computer Science, or MOCS, generates topic maps of the field, heatmaps of various conferences (e.g., STOC), journals over time (e.g., JACM first decade vs last decade), as well as researchers and groups.
  • We've implemented several algorithms for semantic word clouds; see some examples from the gallery.
  • Also recent is our "new and improved" AngryAnts system which lets citizen scientist help biologists by tracking ants in ant-colony videos.
  • A paper about contact representation of Laman graphs was accepted at SODA 2013.
  • One in a series of papers about cartograms won the best paper award at ISAAC 2011; the latest one was accepted at SoCG 2012.
  • A couple of survey papers about force-directed algorithms and simultaneous graph embedding.
  • A recent NSF grant about proportional graph representation was awarded for 2011-2014.
  • A collaborative effort on citizen science and bioimaging is funded by an NSF grant for 2010-2013.
  • Some new movies, images, and live demo from the Lombardi spring embedder project.
  • The algorithms that generate our maps of Bookland, TVLand, and MusicLand are now available in GraphViz. MusicLand has over 640K views on StumbleUpon.
  • Graphael has some nice movies illustrating evolving graphs, including graph drawing topic evolution and information visualization topic evolution.
  • An animated gif showing traditional and multiscale spring embedders in GRIP
  • Google Scholar and DBLP both list most of my papers.

    Contact Information

    Department of Computer Science
    University of Arizona
    1040 E 4th Street
    Tucson, AZ 85721-0077

    Office: Gould-Simpson 715
    Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 3:30-4:30pm

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